On Friday, April 28, 2017, QCA hosted the first Elmhurst/Jackson Heights-based Creative Conversations meeting at the New York Tibetan Service Center (NYTSC). A cultural center for the Himalayan community that is highly utilized by performing artists, NYTSC is also a QAF art service organization grantee. A nice mix of creative professionals were in attendance including a curator from the Museum of Chinese in America, as well as several visual artists, musicians, and dancers. Participants in the conversation expressed the community's need for more artist studio spaces.