Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the citizens of Queens. Multimedia and socially engaged artist Yvonne Shortt will be sharing how her work has benefited from QAF grants. Shortt is the founder of RPGA Studio, a social practice nonprofit that uses collaborative creativity to challenge perceptions and grow community.

QAF Application Information Sessions are mandatory 1st time QAF applicants and those applicants that have not applied in the past two years. RSVP is highly recommended. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 8th, 6pm - 8pm

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA)
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11101

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Multimedia and socially engaged artist Yvonne Shortt will be sharing how her work has benefited from QAF grants. Shortt is the founder of RPGA Studio, a social practice nonprofit that uses collaborative creativity to challenge perceptions and grow community. Ms. Shortt's initiatives include Pedestrian Penguin: A Transportation Safety Project, Women Who Build: A Tiny House Empowerment Project, Queens Art Intervention: Borough-wide Art Installations, Murals & Gardens: Reimagining Public Spaces, Go29 Art Magazine: Magazine Celebrating Creative Thinkers, Community Sculpture: Sculptures Created for the Community by the Community, CC3DP: Inspiring Youth with Design and Alderton House:  Artist Home Turned Community Incubator. 

Ms. Shortt's photography and paper dresses are held in private and public collections including  the Hilton Hotel, AIG, Headley-Whitney Museum,  and American Printing House for the Blind. Selected funders include: QCA, NYSCA, Burning Man, Con Edison, TD Bank, Citizens Committee, NYC Small Business Services, NYC Council, DCA,  Awesome Foundation, Culture Push, DOE, DYCD, NYC Department for the Aging. and hundreds of individual donors. Past reviewer committees include QCA and NEA. 

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