Arts Grants For Queens

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 will fund 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.

The 2024 grant submission period is now closed.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 11:59pm ET
Grantee Notification: March 2024
GO Queens Grantee Notification: April 2024

View our list of 2024 Grantees
View our list of 2023 Grantees
View our list of 2022 Grantees


The Queens Community Arts Grant provides support to Queens-based community organizations, groups and collectives to hold arts and cultural projects or activities for the public in Queens to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate - to make the arts accessible to all. 

Deadline: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023                         
Grant amount: $1,000 - $5,000 per project
Guidelines in Spanish: 
Beca 2024 para Arte Comunitario de Queens (Apoyo a organizaciones) Pautas
Guidelines in Chinese: 
法拉盛文藝中心 2024 社區藝術補助金 (針對組織機構的支持) 申請說明
Guidelines in Korean: 
플러싱 타운홀 2024 퀸즈 커뮤니티 예술 기금 단체 지원: 신청 지침

The Artists in Queens Grant supports individual artists that live in Queens for the creation of new work in a community setting. These grants highlight the role of artists as important members of the community as they enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and work. 

Deadline: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 

Grant amount: $2,500 per artist
Guidelines in Spanish: 
Beca 2024 para Artistas de Queens (Apoyo individual para artistas) Pautas
Guidelines in Chinese: 
法拉盛⽂藝中⼼ 2024 皇后區藝術家補助 (針對個⼈藝術家的⽀持) 申請說明
Guidelines in Korean: 
플러싱 타운홀 2024 퀸즈 예술가 기금 개인 예술가 지원: 신청 지침

Information Sessions

Join us at an info session to learn about the Arts Grants for Queens 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: First-time applicants 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. Artists and organizations who have applied in the last three years are not required to attend, although we suggest joining us to learn more about the program and to have your questions answered. Any questions, please email Dan Bamba, Director of Arts Services:

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

Arts Grants for Queens 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. 

This 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.