Foundation / Corporation
Queens Council On the Arts (QCA)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Queens, New York nonprofit arts organizations, community-based organizations, artist collectives, and individual artists working in partnership with nonprofit sponsors for quality arts programming. First-time applicants must attend an application information session.
The Community Arts Grant supports community-based organizations providing access to artist-driven cultural projects or activities that enhance the cultural vibrancy in Queens communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate to make the arts accessible to all.
Project funding is available for:
- Performing, literary, media and visual arts projects that enhance quality of life Queens and increase overall cultural awareness in the community
- Projects and programs by Queens-based nonprofit organizations of various ethnic, social, and geographic areas providing arts and cultural programming
- Arts and cultural activities taking place within Queens in the 2020 calendar year
Grant funds can be used for:
- Artists' fees
- Direct administration costs
- Marketing and publicity costs
- Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
- Venue rental for the project (general home/office rent is not eligible)
Applications must show that the requested funds will:
- Strengthen community bonds
- Increase overall awareness and greater access to cultural activities in Queens
- Advance the applicant organization’s mission
Priority will be given to nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists whose primary mission is to provide arts and cultural programs at the community level in Queens, as well as:
- First-time applicants
- Artist-driven projects
- Collaborative projects (among artists and/or organizations)
- Cultural activities that benefit underserved communities
- Cultural traditions and/or contemporary creative expression of cultural ethnicity
GrantWatch ID#: 174634
Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.
All funded activity must take place in Queens within the 2020 calendar year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager
Jenna London, Grants and Residencies Assistant
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