In addition to your application, resume, essays and application fee, please provide photocopies of the following documents:
- Passport page(s) containing date of birth, country or city of birth, country of citizenship, and foreign address.
- ONE of the following documents (as applicable):
- I-20 from the school or institution you are attending
- Permanent Residency Card (“Green Card”)
- Employment Authorization Card
Due to the difficulty in obtaining visiting artist visas on short notice, foreign nationals living outside the U.S. will not be invited to substitute with NWS. Foreign nationals living within the U.S. who substitute with NWS will be required to show proof of eligibility to receive stipend.
Fellows who are non-resident aliens temporarily present in the US may be subject to mandatory withholding on the value of their stipend, electronic media guarantee, travel grant and housing. For fellows here on an F-1, J-1, M-1, Q-1, or Q-2 visa, the withholding rate is 14%; however, a tax treaty with the fellow’s home country may eliminate the mandatory withholding requirement depending on the length of time the fellow has been in the US. Absent a treaty exemption the withholding rate is 30% for non-resident aliens in any other immigration status. Each year fellows who are non-resident aliens are required to certify their status by completing Forms 8233 and W8-BEN and the information will be used by NWS to determine applicability of treaty benefits and withholding requirements. At the end of each calendar year NWS will issue a Form 1042-S to any non-resident alien subject to withholding and recipients may be able to obtain a refund from the IRS subject to their individual tax filing.
: The New World Symphony does not discriminate in its admissions policy or in the administration of its program on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national or ethnic origin, or disability.