The Artists in Queens Grant supports artists that live in Queens for the creation of new work in a community setting. These grants highlight the role of artists as important members of the community as they enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and work.
Donor Name: Flushing Town Hall
State: New York
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/22/2021
Size of the Grant: $2,500
Successful applications will show how the requested funds will:
- Strengthen community bonds
- Increase overall awareness and greater access to cultural activities in Queens
- Advance the applicant artist’s career
Grant Amount awarded $2,500.
Artists in Queens Grants are open to Queens-based individual artists to fund the creation of new work that engages the community.
Individual Artist Eligibility
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a current Queens resident and be able to provide a valid proof of residency.
- Proof of residency documents may include one of the following:
- Telephone Bill
- Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security and financial information should be blocked)
- Current lease or mortgage agreement listing the artist’s name and NYS County address
- NY State Drivers License or ID card
- Voter Registration Card
- PO boxes are NOT acceptable
- All documents must contain the individual’s name and address and documentation must be dated no earlier than two years prior to an application.
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
- NOT be enrolled in a degree or certificate program during the grant period.
- This includes full-time and part-time students.
- Artists disciplines can include (but are not limited to):
- Craft/Textiles (including: ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media)
- Community Arts
- Digital/Electronic Arts (works where technology is an essential element of the work’s creation)
- Folk/Traditional Arts (works of traditional folk art and creative and cultural expressions)
- Interdisciplinary Work
- Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
- Theater and Performance (including directing, live action and puppetry)
- Visual Arts
Eligibility for Unincorporated Artist Groups and Collectives
Queens-based unincorporated artist groups and collectives may apply if they designate a Queens-based artist to be the application lead. The application lead must meet all eligibility requirements for individual artists to apply as an individual on behalf of the group.
Note: The application lead must be the primary entity responsible for the application, as well as the grant, if awarded.
The following are NOT eligible to apply to the Artists in Queens Grant:
- Applicants that applied directly for NYSCA support in FY22, regardless of the status of their NYSCA application.
- Applicants that received an Artists In Queens Grant in the previous year.
- Flushing Town Hall staff (including FTH Teaching Artists) or board members.
- Applicants who have previously failed to submit final reports, or have breached a past cultural contract or any other contract with Flushing Town Hall.
Community Engagement Requirement
Artists In Queens Grant projects must have a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project.
This can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice by or with community members. Some examples of this type of interaction include (but are not limited to):
- Partnering with a community organization.
- Interviews with a segment of the community.
- Creation of parallel work by a community group.
- Telling stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project.
- Organizations that applied for direct NYSCA support in FY22 cannot serve as an applicant’s partner organization regardless of the status of their NYSCA application.
Artists In Queens Grant projects may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings.
Eligible Projects must:
- Include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public.
- In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.
- The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced live online, or a combination of in-person presentations with complementary online engagements.
- Be held in Queens during the 2022 calendar year.
- Extensions for project date may be granted on a case-by-case basis with written approval from Flushing Town Hall staff.
- Projects may charge admission to participants.
For more information, visit Artists in Queens Grant.