Ends on October 29, 2019

The New Work Grant supports artists that live in Queens or lease a studio in Queens, for the creation of new work that contributes to the cultural life of the borough.

Project funding is available for:

1. Queens-based individual artists for the creation of new work.

  • New work is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before.

2. Unincorporated Artist Collectives or collaborations between multiple artists. If an artist collective or collaboration applies, one Queens-based artist will be the “lead applicant” and will need to fill out an individual application for the collective’s project. Artist collectives can only apply once for the New Work Grant.

3. Artists working in all disciplines. Project disciplines can include (but are not limited to):

  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Film/Video
  • Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site-Specific Installations)
  • Fiber Arts 
  • Media Arts
  • Community-Engaged Art 
  • Multidisciplinary Arts

All projects must culminate in an exhibition or presentation in the 2020 calendar year that are accessible and engage the general public of Queens

Grant funds can be used for:

  • Artists' fees 
  • Marketing and publicity costs 
  • Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
  • Venue rental for the project (general home/studio rent is not eligible)

To review the full guidelines and eligibility requirements, please access this link 

Any questions? Email Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager at dbamba@queenscouncilarts.org

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the City Council.