Cultural Grants Available Via 2017 Queens Arts Fund Until November 10

Cultural Grants Available Via 2017 Queens Arts Fund Until November 10

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announces the 2017 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) funding cycle that supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with grants for their programming. Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts discipline and meeting eligibility requirements are invited to apply to the 2017 QAF grant program.

New guidelines and the online grant application for the 2017 grant cycle are available on the QCA website

In 2016, QCA awarded over $180,000 in grants to 39 individual artists and 40 organizations for the creation of arts and cultural programming in the borough of Queens.

Queens Council of the Arts
Deadline for ALL applications is Thursday, November 10, 2016.

“Funding from QCA has enabled Beach Sessions to increase its marketing and community outreach, and support high-quality presentation” – Beach Sessions, 2016 QAF Awardee


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, see schedule below.

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

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

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

  1. Attend an informational group session (see schedule below)
  2. Attend a one-on-one meeting with a QCA staff member (see schedule below)

QCA encourages you contact the QAF Staff to discuss your project before submitting your application.

On-line Tutorials are available for your future reference.

Meet with a QCA Staff Member

Bring a draft proposal to QCA and ask questions about your grant application. Appointments are 20 minutes long and are open to individuals and organizations.


Registration is required for one-on-one appointments:

To sign up for a one-on-one appointment:


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

Workshops will begin promptly at 6 PM, unless otherwise noted, and last approximately 2 hours. Please be on time.

No RSVP is required.

September 8, Thursday – Flushing

Flushing Branch Queens Library
3rd Floor Conference Room

41-17 Main Street, Flushing, 11355

September 13, Tuesday – Rockaway

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

58-03 Rockaway Blvd, Rockaway, 11692

September 21, Wednesday – Jamaica

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, 11432

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

20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

October 26, Wednesday – QCA

Queens Council on the Arts

37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St, Astoria, NY 11101

For more information visit the QCA web site,, or contact Lynn Lobell, Grants and Resource Director, 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.