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United States: Call for Proposals for 2021 Arts Access Grant Program

United States: Call for Proposals for 2021 Arts Access Grant Program

Deadline: 24-Jan-21

The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) has launched a call for proposals for the 2021 Arts Access Grant Program.

The Arts Access Grant support community-based organizations and collectives in queens, providing access to arts and cultural projects or activities that enhance the cultural vibrancy in queens communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate to make the arts accessible to all.

The Arts Access Grant supports:

Queens community-based nonprofit organizations offering cultural activities
Queens community-based organizations that do not have nonprofit status, but apply through a NYC-based fiscal sponsor
Funding Priority

Priority will be given to nonprofit arts organizations and artists whose primary mission is to provide arts and cultural programs at the community level in Queens as well as:

First time applicants
Artist-driven projects that are collaborative between artists and/or organizations.
Cultural activities that benefit under-resourced communities
Cultural traditions and/or contemporary creative expression of cultural ethnicity
Projects that demonstrate non-duplication of comparable existing programs in the same geographical area
Funding Information

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

Nonprofit organizations
Queens-based nonprofit organizations producing arts and cultural programming that directly serves the communities of Queens
Organizations that have limited access to existing funding sources to provide public arts events to the Queens community
Organizations that represent all disciplines of art programming
Nonprofit organization eligibility
Applicant organizations must:
Have existed for at least one year
Be a 501(c)3 organization and must provide proof of nonprofit status with a 501(c)3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service
Have an operating budget of less than $100,000 in at least two of the last three years
Organizations without a nonprofit status
Queens-based organizations without nonprofit status, including artist collectives may apply with a nonprofit organization acting as a fiscal sponsor.
A letter of commitment outlining the scope of the fiscal sponsor’s partnership with the partnering applicant organization is required.
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