The Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) provides Queens choreographers, playwrights, and composers $10,000 towards the creation and production of a new, original work to be interpreted for dance, theater, and music. This innovative program allows Queens community members to participate as Art Producers. Art Producers select the artists in a panel and serve as a support structure for the cohort. Both Artists and Art Producers receive access to professional development programming and collaborative arts events throughout the year-long program.


our application cycle is currently closed, and we reopen in the fall of 2018. please check back in august 2018 for details.

become an acp artist

Artists may include playwrights, choreographers, and composers. If selected, you will receive a $10,000 commission to create a theater script, dance, or musical score. We will actively support artists who present a fresh perspective by creating work that tells untold stories, defies the cultural mainstream, or privileges underrepresented identities.

become an art producer

Art producers may include Queens community members, art appreciators, and artists passionate about supporting art making. As an art producer, you will be a part of the creative process from start to finish, from selecting the program’s artists to providing support through their world premieres.

Check out the NY1 Story on the Artist Commissioning Program below.