Friday, August 16, 2019

The Queens Arts Fund will award over $590,000 to local artists and arts organizations

Get The Scoop Weekly On Southeast Queens. Subscribe to Our Mailing List. Receive the Latest Events, News, Jobs, and Top Community Economic Development Stories Like this one Click Here

The Queens Council on the Arts’ Queens Arts Fund grant program supports community arts programs and new work by individual artists in Queens.

Deadline to apply for all three Queens Arts Fund grants is October 29, 2019.
For more information, please visit 

QUEENS, NY Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is pleased to announce that the Queens Arts Fund (QAF) will distribute $590,260 in grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations – this is following a record year where QCA supported the largest number of grantees to date. In 2019, QCA awarded $527,600 in grants to 104 individual artists and 84 organizations for the creation of arts and cultural programming for the borough of Queens.

Applications for 2019 QAF grants may be submitted online until Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

The increase in available funds for local artists and arts organizations is due in large part to additional support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), whose funding for QCA’s artist grant program increased by 17% over last year’s total, and 3.5 times the amount provided in FY17. This increase, which has allowed QCA to provide larger grants to more artists, is thanks to continued support from the Mayor and City Council. Support for local artists and creators is a key recommendation in the CreateNYC cultural plan.

Article & Video On The Queens Art Fund Continues After Sponsor's Message Below...

Please Support Our Ad Sponsors Who Make This Community News Blog Possible. And Don't Forget To Tell Them You Saw Their Ad in The Scoop!

Get 10% Off On Mysteek Naturals Organic Hair Color Naturally: Use Coupon Code SCOOP19



Don't Forget To: Use Coupon Code SCOOP19

Video & Article On The Queens Art Fund Continues Below...

“We are pleased to work in close partnership with DCLA to support the creative community of Queens,” said QCA Executive Director Hoong Yee Krakauer.

“As I know from my 24 years working at Queens arts organizations, artists and emerging arts groups are essential to the vibrancy and social connections of the borough’s diverse communities,” said NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. “We have increased funding for artist grants nearly fourfold citywide as part of the CreateNYC cultural plan’s commitment to supporting the creative life of New York City. We’re proud to work with Queens Council on the Arts to support Queens’ extraordinary cultural communities.” 

QAF offers grants to Queens-based individual artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the community of Queens.

For Queens-based nonprofit organizations, QAF offers two grant opportunities. The Arts Access Grant (funded by DCLA) and the Community Arts Grant (funded by NYSCA), each ranging from $1,000-$5,000. These project-based grants support nonprofit organizations and artist collectives partnering with Queens community organizations to create cultural projects and arts activities that enhance the vibrancy in Queens communities and neighborhoods.

For artists, QAF offers the New Work Grant (funded by DCLA), which supports individual artists of all artistic disciplines who live or have a studio in Queens for the creation of new work. New Work Grants are $3,000, and do not require fiscal sponsorship.

Funds cover costs for eligible projects such as:
  • Projects with a public component that benefit Queens communities
  • Arts activities taking place within Queens in the 2020 calendar year
  • Individual artists' costs needed for the execution of a cultural project (direct administration costs, marketing and publicity costs, venue rentals as well as supplies and materials)
Grant applications are now open and the deadline to apply online is Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Since 1978, QCA has been funding cultural activities across the borough keeping Queens neighborhoods rich with cultural vibrancy. Its mission is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Grants and Residencies Manager Dan Bamba at or 347-505-3017

For more information, please visit 

The Queens Art Fund is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Queens Council on the Arts is the borough-wide arts council of Queens. The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community. QCA thanks the partnering venues for graciously providing use of their meeting spaces for the info sessions.

Sponsor's Messages Below

Give The Gift Of Beautiful And Affordable Photo Realistic Or Ethnic Art For The Holidays

World Class Sophisticated Art Can Portray Your Love This Holiday Season  - Discover Exceptional Black Art, Get Exclusive Custom Framing, and Receive Expert Photography from Renowned Local Artist Click Here

Beautify Your Home and Accentuate Your Life - Discover Exceptional Black Art, Get Exclusive Custom Framing, and Receive Expert Photography from Renowned Local Artist Click Here

Checkout Similar Articles Below


Posted by community events coordinator, Nzinga Lonstein Austin, is a prolific blogger who writes on the entertainment industry and issues for people with developmental and physical challenges.

She is presently in high school looking to have a career in video, film, and media. You can see more of her entertainment writing on Lonstein Movies.

About the Southeast Queens Scoop - is the premier website and only publication offering daily news and updates on the events, culture, issues, and is dedicated to the business and economic development in this largely black historic community.

The publication targets the over 350,000 residents in the Southeast Queen and Jamaica Queens area. It promotes to over 40,000 potential viewers in social media, mobile devices and search engines like Google and Bing!  To learn more about how to promote your business or organization on the Scoop or online Click Here

 No Spam Only The Scoop On Southeast Queens

Since you are here think about this please.  Do You Want The Southeast Queens Scoop To Continue To Promote Empowering News and Events largely ignored by the corporate owned mainstream media in our area?

Since most local businesses don't have large ad budgets then please consider donating to ensure we can continue our media efforts.  We appreciate all contributions ($5, $10, $15, $20, +) no amount is too small. Please donate now below or read more on donations.

No comments:

Post a Comment