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Queens Arts Fund (QAF) - New Work Grant

Grants to New York Artists in Eligible Locations
for the Creation of Original Artistic Work

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Queens Council On the Arts (QCA)

Conf. Date:

01/11/21

Deadline Date:

01/24/21

Description:

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Grants of $3,000 to New York individual artists in eligible areas to support the creation of new work in any artistic discipline. First-time applicants must attend an application information session. Funding is intended to support projects that enhance the cultural experience within the borough of Queens. New work is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before.

Project disciplines can include (but are not limited to):

  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Photography, Film, and Video
  • Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site-Specific Installations)
  • Fiber Arts
  • Folk Arts 
  • Media Arts
  • Community-Engaged Art 
  • Multidisciplinary Arts

All projects must culminate in an exhibition or presentation in the 2021 calendar year that is/are accessible and engage the general public of Queens.

Grant funds can be used for: 

  • Artists' fees
  • Marketing and publicity costs
  • Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
  • Venue rental for the project (general home/studio rent is not eligible)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175250

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amount: $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:
- Resident of Queens or those who have a full-time studio in Queens. (PO boxes are not accepted.)
- Applicants that are at least 18 years of age
- Artists working in any discipline - visual, literary, or performing art forms
- Applicants that attend a QAF Information Session
- Unincorporated Artist Collectives or collaborations between multiple artists. If an artist collective or collaboration applies, one Queens-based artist will be the “lead applicant” and will need to fill out an individual application for the collective’s project. Artist collectives can only apply once for the New Work Grant.

Note: Fiscal sponsorship is not required.

Who Cannot Apply:
- Students, full or part-time, either currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in 2021. This includes degree programs and certificate programs.
- Artists who received funding in 2020 for DCA individual artist support (QAF New Work Grant).
- Past recipients who failed to submit a final report or who did not properly credit funding as stipulated in the QAF Cultural Contract.
- Individual Artists applying through any other 2021 QAF grant even through partnerships for organization support.
- Applicants who are out of compliance with any Queens Council on the Arts funding contract.

What Projects New Work Grants Cannot Fund:
- Recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic art programs – this includes clowning, magic, culinary arts, and cosmetology
- Fellowships or scholarships
- Start-up costs for new groups/organizations
- Arts education projects
- Living or general operating expenses
- Projects that exclude the general public, including members-only access or in private residences
- Equipment
- Acquisitions
- Entertainment costs including openings, receptions, catering, or fundraising
- Out-of-state travel expenses.

Pre-proposal Conference:

First-time applicants must attend a QAF Information Session.

Applicants that have not applied in the last two years are strongly encouraged to attend. QCA encourages all applicants to attend an information session.

- Monday, December 7, 2020
6pm - 7:30pm
via Zoom
RSVP here: https://mp280.infusionsoft.com/app/form/sign-ups32

- Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6pm - 7:30pm
via Zoom
RSVP here: https://mp280.infusionsoft.com/app/form/sign-ups33

- Thursday, January 7, 2021
1pm -2:30pm
via Zoom
RSVP here: https://mp280.infusionsoft.com/app/form/sign-ups34

- Monday, January 11, 2021
6pm -7:30pm
via Zoom
RSVP here: https://mp280.infusionsoft.com/app/form/sign-ups35

RSVP and find the full schedule here: https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/qaf-info-sessions

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2021

QCA encourages all applicants to contact the QAF Staff to discuss your project before submitting your application.

Grant information: https://qca.submittable.com/submit/178259/2021-queens-arts-fund-new-work-grant-individual-artist-support

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://qca.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f139135%2f2020-queens-arts-fund-new-work-grant-individual-artist-support

Contact:
Jenna London, Grants Program Manager
jlondon@queenscouncilarts.org

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USA: New York City: Queens;   New York

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