The Queens Community Arts Grant provides support to Queens-based community organizations, groups and collectives to hold arts and cultural projects or activities for the public in Queens to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate – to make the arts accessible to all.
Donor Name: Flushing Town Hall
State: New York
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Size: $1,000 to $5,000
Applicants may make only one project request that is at least $1,000 and does not exceed $5,000. This one request limit does not apply to applicants acting as fiscal sponsors or community partners for the Community Arts Grant. 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 organization’s mission
- 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 2023 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.
Queens Community Arts Grants are open to Queens-based nonprofit organizations that propose an arts or cultural program that directly serves the people of Queens.
Queens-based organizations without nonprofit status, unincorporated groups and artist collectives may apply with a proposed arts or cultural program, only if partnering with a Queens-based nonprofit acting as their fiscal sponsor. Anyone applying with a fiscal sponsor must also submit a letter of commitment.
Nonprofit Organization Eligibility
Nonprofit organizations can apply if:
- The applicant has an active and legal street address in Queens (PO boxes are not accepted)
- They have been active and in existence for at least one year
- They have an active board of directors that meets to determine and review organization policy and procedure
- They can provide in their application one of following proofs of nonprofit status:
- A 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS
- Documentation of charter by the NY State Board of Regents under section 216 of the State Education Law
- A current NY State Bureau of Charities filing receipt
- Documentation of incorporation under section 402 of the NY State Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Eligibility for Organizations, Unincorporated Groups and Artist Collectives
- Queens-based organizations, unincorporated groups and artist collectives may apply if partnering with a Queens-based nonprofit organization acting as a fiscal sponsor.
Eligible fiscal sponsors must:
- Meet the same eligibility requirements as outlined above for nonprofit organizations
- Be based in Queens.
Eligible non-profit organizations may both be a fiscal sponsor and a direct applicant to the Queens Community Arts grant.
- The sponsored request does not count towards the $5,000 limit for the Community Arts grant application.
For more information, visit Flushing Town Hall.