The Flushing Town Hall is seeking applications for its Artists in Queens Grant to support artists that live in Queens for the creation of new work in a community setting.
Donor Name: Flushing Town Hall
State: New York
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $2,500
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. Unincorporated artist groups and collectives may also apply, with a Queens-based artist member acting as the lead applicant for their proposal.
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
- Engage with the community
This program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Applicants may make only one project request of $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.
For more information, visit Flushing Town Hall.