QCA'S CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS

Okechukwu Ofiaeli, Elizabeth Velasquez, Marvenia Knight, and Shervone Neckles at the first Creative Conversations meeting in Jamaica, Queens.

Okechukwu Ofiaeli, Elizabeth Velasquez, Marvenia Knight, and Shervone Neckles at the first Creative Conversations meeting in Jamaica, Queens.

Creative Conversations is a signature program of the Queens Council on the Arts. It is a monthly dinner meeting hosted in different Queens neighborhoods where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, and develop strategies for community advocacy. It is open to artists and the general public. Artists have the opportunity to share their work with one another and their perspectives on what is happening in their community with a larger audience. Interviews with participating artists from each dinner meeting will be recorded and featured on Clocktower Radio, an online radio show, as well as QCA's SoundCloud page. Institutional partners include The SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center in Jamaica, Queens, the New York Tibetan Service Center in Jackson Heights, and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

Upcoming Events

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS MASPETH: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT MASPETH WELDING (RSVP HERE): https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/calendar/creative-conversations-maspeth


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"At Creative Conversations I get to meet and network with amazing artists and share information. Every month new faces arrive with sparkling enthusiasm happy to have a place to share with like-minded folks." ~Lisa Wade

"Creative Conversations has provided a space for me to network with other artists in the area who I did not know lived here. One of the biggest issues for creating a strong artistic community in Jamaica/Southeast Queens has been not having a central place where we can get to know the other artists here and lack of ways to discover each other's creative work and cultural events within the neighborhood. Besides that, I have also learned a lot from the experiences of the guest speakers. Some of these influencers in the art and cultural world I probably would not have had the opportunity to meet on my own, so I am grateful for that." ~Sherese Francis

PAST WORKSHOPS

2019

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, Janauary 17, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday,February 26, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm, at the Maspeth Welding Arts, 59-30 54th Street, Flushing, NY 11378

2018

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, January 26th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, March 30th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, April 27th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, May 11th 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at Council Member Donovan Richards Office, 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, May 18th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, June 29, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Harvest Room, 160th Street and Jamaica

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts, 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

2017

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at JCAL, Jamaica, Queens

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, Elmhurst, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, Elmhurst, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, Elmhurst, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at the New York Tibetan Service Center, Elmhurst, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Friday, October 27th, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at at the New York Tibetan Service Center, Elmhurst, Queens.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, at the SUNY Employment Opportunity Center, Jamaica, Queens.


Click HERE for photos of Creative Conversations.

Questions? Contact Art Service Manager, Molaundo Jones, at artservice@queenscouncilarts.org with Subject Creative Conversations.