More Money for Art Grants Available

2017 Queens Arts Fund:

Funding for Queens Artists and Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline – November 10, 2016



Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is pleased to announce that it will be awarding $226,000 to grant out through the Queens Arts Fund (QAF). This year QCA has been granted an increase of $48,000 in funding for Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming.

“We are thrilled that the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (NYC DCLA) increased QCA’s funding, for the 2017 QAF grant cycle. We appreciate NYC DCLA’s understanding of the importance of investing dollars for cultural programs in our diverse communities making the arts accessible to all. We are proud to be partnering with NYC DCLA and the New York State Council on the Arts, and all of Queens elected officials who make the QAF grant possible”, said Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director of QCA.

With increased funding, more artists will be able to create work to enrich our lives across the borough.

Guidelines and the online grant application for the 2017 grant cycle are available on the QCA websitehttp://www.queenscouncilarts. org/qaf/.

Artists in all arts disciplines and meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the 2017 QAF grant. This is a competitive application process with applications reviewed through a peer panel process.

In order to help each applicant to produce the most competitive application, QCA has scheduled Application Information Sessions in locations throughout the borough.



Please note only a few more dates left.


Onsite translation of information sessions is available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean, if requested 2 weeks prior to the session you want to attend.


October 13, Thursday, 6pm-7:45 pm – Ridgewood
Ridgewood Branch Queens Library

20-12 Madison Street

Ridgewood, NY 11385

October 26, Wednesday, 6 pm- 8 pm – Astoria

Queens Council on the Arts

37-11 35 Ave, Astoria, Entrance on 37 Street

Workshops will begin promptly at 6 PM.

For more information visit the QCA web site, http://www.queenscouncilarts. org, or contact Lynn Lobell, Grants and Resource Director, llobell@queenscouncilarts.org or 347.505.3015.

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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