Grants from local New York and New Jersey arts councils like Brooklyn Arts Council and Queens Council on the Arts are not available to students. However, each state has its own arts council funding and it's certainly worth it to call up your local council and check into what grants (both private and public) might be available in not only your particular state, but city, county and maybe even neighborhood.
- In addition, there are a number of comprehensive websites and search engines with information about thousands of scholarships. The Sallie Mae Corporation has created Wired Scholar (www.wiredscholar.com); another resource is Thomson's College Quest (www.collegequest.com), and finally Fast Search (www.fastsearch.com). In addition, the Department of Education (www.ed.gov/) has information about loans, financial aid, grants, state based aid, and more. Finally, your local library will have books and information with scholarship details.
- The best place, if you live in New York/New Jersey, is the Foundation Center Library on 5th Avenue. If you haven't been there to look for FinAid you are missing out.
- Even though students are not eligible for the NYFA Fellowship, the NYFA website is an excellent place to look for job opportunities, internships, grants and more. www.nyfa.org
- For more on residencies, www.pen.org
- For musicians/sound folks, American Music Center at www.amc.net. Cite de la Musique publishes the "Music Competition Guide" www.cite-musique.fr
- "BASIC FACTS ON FOREIGN STUDY," Guide to study abroad, advice on programs, financial considerations, with extensive bibliography. Initial copy is free of charge. Contact: Institute of International Education, IIE Books, 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 883-8200.
- "BASIC FACTS ON STUDY ABROAD." Contact: Council on International Educational Exchange, 202 East 42nd St. New York, NY 10017 (212) 661-1414.