NEW WORK GRANT
2020 new work grant - individual Artist Support
Grant Amount: $3000
For this grant, individual artists and collectives that live in Queens or have a permanent studio in Queens may apply.
Fiscal sponsorship is not required.
Applications for 2020 are NOW OPEN!
The New Work Grant supports artists that live Queens or have their art practice in Queens, in the creation of new work that contributes to the cultural life of the borough.
Project Funding is available for:
Queens-based individual artists for the creation of new work.
New Work is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before.
Unincorporated Artist Collectives or collaborations between multiple artists. If an artist collective or collaboration applies, one Queens-based artist will be the “lead applicant” and will need to fill out an individual application for the collective’s project. Artist collectives can only apply once for the New Work Grant.
Artists working in all disciplines. Project disciplines can include (but are not limited to):
Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site-Specific Installations)
All projects must culminate in an exhibition or presentation in the 2020 calendar year that are accessible and engage the general public of Queens
Grant funds can be used for:
Marketing and publicity costs
Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
Venue rental for the project (general home/studio rent is not eligible)
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the City Council
WHO CAN APPLY
Resident of Queens or artists who have a full-time studio in Queens (PO boxes are not accepted)
Applicants that are at least 18 years of age
Artists working in any discipline - visual, literary or performing art forms
Applicants that attend a QAF Information Session
WHO CANNOT APPLY
Students, full or part-time, either currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in 2020. This includes degree programs and certificate programs.
Artists who received funding in 2019 for DCA individual artist support (QAF New Work Grant).
Past recipients who failed to submit a final report or who did not properly credit funding as stipulated in the QAF Cultural Contract.
Individual Artists applying through any other 2020 QAF grant even through partnerships for organization support
Artists who receive a New Work Grant will need to submit the following materials upon acceptance:
Proof of Queens Residency (i.e. signed official lease, bank statement, or utility bill with the grantee’s name and Queens address)
Completed W-9 form
WHAT Projects NEW WORKS GRANTs CANNOT FUND:
Recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic art programs – this includes clowning, magic, culinary arts, and cosmetology.
Fellowships or scholarships
Start-up costs for new groups/organizations
Arts education projects
Living or general operating expenses
Projects that exclude the general public, including members-only access or in private residences
Entertainment costs including openings, receptions, catering, or fundraising
Out-of-state travel expenses
Quality and clarity of proposed project description
Artistic merit of submitted work samples
Proposed community impact
Demonstration of managerial, planning, and fiscal competence
Accurate and clear project budget.
Appropriate budget must demonstrate at least 25% of total income coming from diverse sources of outside support.
The 25% match can include in-kind contributions and monetary contributions.
The panel will evaluate more favorably project budgets that display a diverse mix of outside support, with a greater emphasis on monetary contributions.
Non-duplication of comparable existing program in the same geographical area
Panel recommendations are presented to the Queens Council on the Arts Board of Trustees for review and has final approval. The QCA staff facilitates the panel process and does not state opinions or make recommendations during panel deliberations.
Support of organization in the past does not guarantee funding.
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
First time applicants must attend a QAF Information Session
Applicants that have not applied in the last 2 years are strongly encouraged to attend.
QCA encourages all applicants to attend an information session and to contact the QAF Staff to discuss your project before submitting your application.
REGISTER For an information Session
Contact Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org / 347.505.3017, or Jenna London, Grants and Residencies Assistant at GrantsAssistant@queenscouncilarts.org / 347.505.3015
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