NEW WORK GRANT


2019 new work grant - individual Artist Support

Grant Amount: $3000

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.  

Fiscal sponsorship is not required.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Thursday, October 25th by 11:59 PM


Overview

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.
  • Collaborations between other artists. One artist will take the lead on the application and  will be reviewed as one project.
  • This is open to artists of all disciplines
    • Visual artists working in all mediums including fiber, painting, printmaking and sculpture, folk arts/traditional, graphics, photography, film/video, media arts, composers, choreographers, playwrights, literary artists, poets and spoken word artists
  • Projects culminating in an exhibition or presentation in the 2019 calendar year that are accessible and engage the general public of Queens

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


Eligibility

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Resident of Queens or 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
  • Artists who received funding in 2018 for DCA individual artist support
  • Past recipients who failed to submit a final report or who did not properly credit funding
  • Individual Artists applying through any other 2019 QAF grant even through partnerships for organization support

Overview

WHAT THE NEW WORKS GRANT CAN NOT FUND:

  • Recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic art programs
  • Fellowships or scholarships
  • Arts education projects
  • Living or general operating expenses
  • Equipment
  • Acquisitions
  • Entertainment costs including openings, receptions, catering, or fundraising
  • Out-of-state travel expenses

 EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Quality and clarity of proposed project description
  • Artistic merit of submitted work samples
  • 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

ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

First time applicants must attend a QAF Information Session

Applicants that have not applied in the last 2 year 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.


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.


MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager via email dbamba@queenscouncilarts.org or call 347.505.3017