Do you find yourself working in silo? Is thoughtful feedback on your works-in-progress scarce?  Are you looking for a community of creative thinkers and artists to join?

LAB  is a dedicated creative space where artists and cultural community members like you can gather for portfolio reviews, collaboration, critiques of works-in-progress, and networking.

LAB provides a unique opportunity to share your creative process with fellow artists and new audiences and to give you valuable feedback and insights with which to hone your work.

Engage the community with your work at LAB! If you are interested in participating in the LAB program, please send a one-page proposal- detailing what you would like to present, how this experience may benefit your work, and how it will benefit the community- to with the Subject Line: LAB Proposal.

Joan Willette

Joan Willette

"QCA has hosted literary events and multidisciplinary artist mash-up performances for the community. I have grown exponentially from a fledgling writer three years ago, to hosting and curating my first show at QCA, being published in three publications, being a featured reader at various events, and won my first grant. My organization "The Enchanted Goddess: Literary Creative Arts Series" took flight, under the tutelage of QCA's Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer- a laser-focused, wildly creative and warm mentor to me and so many other Queens Artists!" ~ Joan Willette, Queens-based Writer




LAB: Jinyu Li - Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30pm - 8pm at QCA

LAB: "Celebrating Queens Women Artists," – Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: Queens Writers' Lab Reading - Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

LAB: 2018 Visual Artist Peer Circle Presentation – Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA


How to Create and How to Cope, Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Artist Peer Circle Literary Reading, Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Celebrating Queens Women Artists, Friday, March 10, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

LAB: Shenna Vaughn Visual Art Presentation, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

LAB: Artist Peer Circle Literary Reading - Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00-8:30pm

"Talking to Bones", David Mills - Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

LAB: Okechukwu Ofiaeli - Friday, July 21, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

LAB: Developing Screenplays – Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: Dancing on the Head of a Pin: An Improvised Experience - Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:30pm-10pm


LAB: Celebrating Queens Women Artists – Friday, March 11, 2016, 6:30pm-9:00pm at QCA

LAB: Artist Solo Exhibition Preparation – Friday, April 8, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: Works-in-Progress with Queens World Film Festival – Friday, April 15, 2016m 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: Queens Writers’ LAB Literary Reading – Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: "A Letter Home: Nepali and Tibetan Women Tell their Stories" – Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7pm-9pm at QCA

LAB:  Boundless Tales – Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30pm at QCA

LAB:  Expression – Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: “What Difference Does Poetry Make”?, Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at QCA

LAB: “Butterfly” with ARTBEAT5NYC – Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:30pm-8pm at QCA


LAB: Cross-Cultural Stories in Sound, Poetry and Prose, – Friday, September 25, 2015, at QCA

LAB:  Waste to Wealth – Friday, October 17, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at QCA

LAB: “MASHUPS!” A Presentation of New Interdisciplinary Works - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at QCA

LAB: “Getting Stuck & Sticking With It” – Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at QCA

To get involved email with the subject line LAB

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