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Angela Mitchell

Emergency Fund Offers Relief in Sandy's Wake

By November 30, 2012

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Among its many victims, Superstorm Sandy had a terrible effect on many artists in some of the most creative and vibrant performing arts regions of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. To assist those artists in coping with lost or damaged works, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the creation of the NYFA Emergency Fund.

Supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lambent Foundation (a project of the Tides Center), the NYFA Emergency Relief Fund will be administered by the NYFA in order to offer disaster relief to those talented artists impacted by Hurricane Sandy, no matter what their chosen medium (as long as they're residents of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut).

According to its website, the NYFA has also created a separate fund for the assistance and support of arts organizations in their recovery from Sandy. Learn more about the Emergency Fund's parameters, application requirements, and contacts for arts organization assistance here.

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