Ends on October 29, 2019

The Community Arts Grant supports:

  • Queens community-based nonprofit organizations offering cultural activities
  • Queens community-based organizations that do not have nonprofit status, but apply through a Queens-based fiscal sponsor
  • Artist collectives working in partnership with Queens-based organizations
  • Individual artists working in partnership with a Queens-based community nonprofit organization as their fiscal sponsor. If they would like to apply without a fiscal sponsor, they can apply to the New Work Grant.
  • These are project-based grants, so even non-arts organizations can apply, as long as projects provide cultural or arts programming to the public in Queens. 

Project funding is available for:

  • Performance, literary, media and visual arts projects that include a public component that benefit the Queens communities
  • Projects and programs by Queens-based nonprofit organizations of various ethnic, social, and geographic areas providing arts and cultural programming that are open to the public
  • Arts and cultural activities that are funded must take place in Queens during 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 how the requested funds will:

  • Strengthen community bonds
  • Increase overall awareness and greater access to cultural activities in Queens
  • Advance the applicant organization’s mission

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 by New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralization Community Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.