The Arts Access Grant supports community-based organizations and collectives in their efforts to produce public arts and cultural programs that bolster the cultural vibrancy of the Queens communities and neighborhoods where they are located and operate.
Donor Name: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
State: New York
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1,000 to $5,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
Applicants may submit grant requests for $1,000 to $5,000.
- Proposed projects must include a public component that takes place in Queens within the 2024 calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2024) and provides Queens community members with the opportunity to experience dynamic, easily accessible arts and cultural events. Public Components can include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, performances, festivals, screenings, readings, and workshops. Projects may be in any artistic discipline.
- Preference is given to public programs that are free or have a sliding scale fee to participate. Public components may be held in-person, virtually, or combination of both. All presentations and events taking place virtually must include some type of live component (i.e. an artist talk, Q&A, listening, or viewing event) and must be targeted towards local Queens audiences or participants. Uploaded videos/media or online galleries alone are not sufficient. Applicants proposing virtual public components still must be based in Queens.
- Arts Access Grants offer project-based financial support for Queens-based small-budget 501c3 nonprofit organizations or unincorporated artist collectives.
- Organizations that apply must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and must provide proof of nonprofit status with a 501(c)3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Collectives that apply must be unincorporated artist collectives.
- The organization or collective applying must have existed for at least one year.
- Applicants must have an operating budget of less than $100,000 in at least two of the last three years.
- Applicants must be located/based in Queens and show proof of a Queens address in the application.
- Applicants can make only one project request per year that does not exceed $5,000.
- Applicants must designate a “Lead Applicant” to complete the Arts Access application and act as the point person throughout the selection process.
- Lead applicants must be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2023.
For more information, visit NYFA.