2016 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations. Queens ARTS Fund Deadline Oct 8, 2015

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2016 Queens Arts Fund:

Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations


Queens ARTS Fund Deadline Oct 8, 2015



Are you planning a cultural project for next year? Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announces the 2016 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) funding cycle that supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with grants for their cultural programming. Approximately $180,000 in funds will be awarded for Queens- based artists and organizations, (meeting the guideline eligibility) that work in all disciplines and produce concerts, festivals, exhibitions and other cultural activities in Queens in 2016.


New guidelines and the online grant application for the 2016 grant cycle are now available on the QCA websitehttp://www.queenscouncilarts.org/qaf/




ALL applicants are required to complete an application information session in one of two ways:

1)    View application tutorials on the QCA website

2)    Attend and application information session


This is a competitive application process with applications reviewed by a peer panel process. In order to help each applicant have the most competitive application QCA has scheduled Application Information Sessions in locations throughout the borough through September 30.  Here is the


Schedule for remaining group information sessions:


September 28 (6:00-7:45 p.m.)

Queens Library – St. Albans Branch

191-05 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans, NY 11412


September 30 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Chinese Translation Provided

Queens Library – Flushing Branch

41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

QAF Application Information Session Schedule – Open to Individual Artists and Organizations

Workshops will last approximately 2 hours. Please be on time.  No RSVP is required.


All applicants are welcome to attend any of the application information sessions as well as take advantage of the QAF resources on the QCA website, www.queenscouncilarts.org.


These resources include new guidelines and eligibility, the application tutorials, downloadable resources, and FAQ’s.


For more information visit the QCA web site, www.queenscouncilarts.org, or contact Lynn Lobell, Grants and Resource Director, llobell@queenscouncilarts.org or 347.505.3015 or Sam Dalsheimer, QAF Grants Associate, atqcagrants@gmail.com or 347-505-3019.


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.

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