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Greater New York Arts Development Fund

Grants to Develop Community-Oriented
Arts and Culture Programming in Queens

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Non-profit organizations wishing to present arts and culture events to the Queens public, can apply for funding of up to $5,000. Grants will be provided for projects in all artistic disciplines including culturally, geographically, and ethnically diverse programs. Grants are provided to assist organizations that have difficulty accessing other funding; eligible organizations must have existed for at least one year, with budgets of under $100,000 (for two of the three last years for older organizations).

Evaluation Criteria:
* Quality and clarity of project
* Artistic merit of organization’s past work and activities; artistic merit of artists involved in project
* Priority will be given to applicants not previously funded by the Queens Community Arts Fund
* Degree of public service offered, demonstration of community interest
* Non-duplication of comparable existing program in the same geographical area
* Demonstration of managerial, planning, and fiscal competence
* Appropriate budget (must show at least 20% of project total expenses funded by other sources)

Funding is not available for:
* Recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic art programs
* Fellowships, scholarships, or endowments
* General operating expenses
* Equipment or capital expenditures
* Acquisitions
* Cash awards for juried exhibitions
* Entertainment costs including openings, receptions, catering, or fundraising
* Establishment of new organizations
* In-school arts in education programs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125634

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 to $5,000


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be based in Queens with a Queens street address (PO boxes not accepted)
Individual artists and organizations without non-profit status may use a fiscal sponsor that has its own non-profit status. Fiscal sponsors need not be based in Queens and may not be collaborators on the project.
Queens based fiscal sponsors may be distinct applicants as well.

Contact Information:

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

Tel 347.505.3010
Fax 718.647.5036

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York