The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the community members of Queens.

The Queens Arts Fund is committed to supporting emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, working within all disciplines to create work that provides open and equal access for audiences in all communities of Queens, to further racial and cultural equity.

Individual Artist Grants

Organization Grants
($1000 - $5000)

Open to Queens-based nonprofit organizations and artist collectives partnering with Queens community organizations to do cultural and arts projects that enhance the cultural vibrancy in Queens communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate and makes the arts accessible to all.

These are project-based grants, so even non-arts organizations can apply

Funded projects must be presented in Queens in 2020

Open to individual artists of all artistic disciplines who live or have a studio in Queens for the creation of new work.

Eligible disciplines include:

  • Music, Theater, & Dance

  • Film/Video & Media Arts

  • Literature (including Poetry & Spoken Word)

  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Fiber Arts & Site-Specific Installations) 

  • Community-Engaged Art & Folk Arts

Funded projects must be presented in Queens in 2020

Applications Now OpEN!

Attend an Information Session!

Join the QAF team as they review program guidelines and the application process. They will also walk you through a sample application!

There will be information sessions throughout the summer and fall, all over the borough. Check below for the schedule and to RSVP.

Space is limited, RSVPs are highly recommended.


Interested in serving as a Queens Arts Fund Panelist?