QUEENS ARTS FUND

The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the community members of Queens.

The Queens Arts Fund is committed to supporting emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, working within all disciplines to create work that provides open and equal access for audiences in all communities of Queens, to further racial and cultural equity.


2019 QAF Grantee Salt Tree Charitable Trustʼs public program “Waggle It!” Photographer: Katie Ebinger

2019 QAF Grantee Salt Tree Charitable Trustʼs public program “Waggle It!” Photographer: Katie Ebinger

Organization Grants
($1000 - $5000)

Open to Queens-based nonprofit organizations and artist collectives partnering with Queens community organizations to do cultural and arts projects that enhance the cultural vibrancy in Queens communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate and makes the arts accessible to all.

These are project-based grants, so even non-arts organizations can apply

Funded projects must be presented in Queens in 2020

2019 QAF Grantee Chemin Hsaio

2019 QAF Grantee Chemin Hsaio

Individual Artist Grants
($3000)

Open to individual artists of all artistic disciplines who live or have a studio in Queens for the creation of new work.

Eligible disciplines include:

  • Music, Theater, & Dance

  • Photography, Film/Video & Media Arts

  • Literature (including Poetry & Spoken Word)

  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Fiber Arts & Site-Specific Installations) 

  • Community-Engaged Art & Folk Arts

Funded projects must be presented in Queens in 2020


Applications Now OpEN!

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: October 29th
Panel Meetings: January 2020
Application Notification: February 2020


Image curtesy of 2019 Grantee, Yuki Hasegawa of Azul Dance Theater. Photo by Steven Pisano

Image curtesy of 2019 Grantee, Yuki Hasegawa of Azul Dance Theater. Photo by Steven Pisano

2019 QAF Grantee The Physical Plant/Queensboro Dance Festival. Photographer: Howard Kong

2019 QAF Grantee The Physical Plant/Queensboro Dance Festival. Photographer: Howard Kong

Attend an Information Session!

Join the QAF team as they review program guidelines and the application process. They will also walk you through a sample application!

There will be information sessions throughout the summer and fall, all over the borough. Check below for the schedule and to RSVP.

Space is limited, RSVPs are highly recommended.


CHECK OUT THE 2019 QAF AWARDEES


Interested in serving as a Queens Arts Fund Panelist?