General 12-10-2003

NYFA Source Live Assistance

In addition to the Business of Art articles and NYFA Source at, New York Foundation for the Arts offers live assitance to artists across the U.S.

NYFA offers free live hotline and email assistance to artists through its program NYFA Source. This service provides specific answers where possible to artists’ business and technical questions, and referrals to appropriate organizations and resources. Due to call volume, artists with in-depth research questions are encouraged to contact NYFA Source via email.

For Visual, Design, and Media Arts
Email or call toll-free (800) 232-2789 (1-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday).

For Dance, Music, and Theater
Email or call toll-free (800) 232-2789 (1-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday).

For Performance Art/Interdisciplinary and Folk/Traditional Arts
Call toll-free (800) 232-2789 (1-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday) or email or, depending on the focus of the work.

For Literary Arts and Management/Technical
At this time, due to budgetary restrictions, NYFA Source is not set up to provide assistance through live telephone or email to the literary arts or to management and technical staff. However, NYFA Source lists nearly 1,700 programs serving the literary arts, and over 400 for arts management and technical staff.