Flushing Town Hall administers three different re-grant opportunities, serving individual artists and organizations based in Queens. 
The 2024 grant cycle is now open.
Project-based grants for individual artists and organizations

As part of the Statewide Community Regrants program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Arts Grants for Queens program funds artists and arts organizations based in Queens to produce arts and culture projects to be presented in the borough in order to enrich and enliven the community.                         


General Operating Support grant for Queens-based organizations

With funds from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Flushing Town Hall will award wenty-five $10,000 grants to Queens-based arts and culture nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets under $250,000.  These unrestricted funds can be used for General Operating Support (GOS) to help the granted organization grow. 



Information Sessions

Join us at an info session to learn about all three grant programs.  FTH staff will review guidelines, grant cycle schedules, and best application practices.  All sessions will be held in-person and in English unless otherwise noted.  RSVPs are required. 

Please note: 
If you are applying for the GO Queens Grant, you must attend an information session.  
First-time applicants to the Arts Grants for Queens are required to attend an information session before applying. 
Any one member of an organization or artist group may attend an info session on behalf of their group. 




One-on-One Applicant Review Days

As the deadline approaches, we will be offering 25-minute slots throughout the day to provide feedback and answer any questions you may have about your application drafts.  A draft of your application must be completed prior to your review appointment in order for us to provide the most helpful feedback. 
All 25-minute slots will be available on a first come, first serve basis and will be held virtually over Zoom. 



Panelist Nominations

All grant applications are reviewed and scored by a peer panel comprised of artists, cultural workers, arts administrators, community organizers, and Queens community leaders.  FTH is committed to having a panel that reflects the cultural and creative diversity of Queens and of our prospective applicant pool.  The jury of panelists will be familiar with communities and neighborhoods in Queens and/or represent a range of artistic disciplines.  Panelists are chosen through a nomination process.  Prospective panelists can be self-nominated or nominated by someone else. 


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Questions? Email Dan Bamba, Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Arts Services at


The Arts Grants for Queens program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

The GO Queens Grant is funded by the Howard Gilman Foundation: Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. THE HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City. More information on the Foundation’s cultural investments may be found on its website