2024 Recipients

Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers project-based grants to Queens-based artists, artist collectives, and small non-profit organizations to support the local production of artwork and cultural programs that highlight, engage, and bolster the diverse communities of the Queens borough.

The awarded projects, will be supported by $457,600 in total funding and span creative disciplines including music/sound, poetry, book arts, performance art, film, social practice, painting, photography, and sculpture. The projects will create moments of joy, community, and celebration, while also exploring topics ranging from cultural and gender identity to grief, gentrification, social activism, community-building, health and wellness, and climate awareness and resiliency.

2024 Queens Arts Fund Recipients

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Astoria Film Festival Inc., Astoria Film Festival Media Production Lab

BERM, Culturally Daylighting Flushing Creek: Reimagining Hydro-Citizenship through Participatory Arts-Based Research

Chinese Artists and Organizers (CAO) Collective 离离草, The Ciba Punch 女拳手打糍粑

City Gate Productions, Frankenstein

Colectivo Como Un Lugar, Lugar Común: Cuarta Fiesta de la Poesía Latinoamericana / Lugar Comun: 4th Latin-American Poetry Festival

DanceStream Projects, Stories in the Moment: Belonging in Action 

Flamenco Latino, The 2024 Más Allá Series

Galore Urban Tech Inc., VR Art Tour 2024

Jackson Heights Beautification Group, Summer Sundays in the Park

JH Art Talks, Off-Brand 3.0

New Music Horizons, Collaborative Artists in Concert 

No, YOU Tell It!, True-Life Tales with a Twist

Open Circuit, Satellite Cinema

PinProductions, Ducky and Patsy’s Fairytales for Sophisticated Adults: Gretel & Gretel

Project Attica, Our Art Identity

Queens Fiber Arts Festival, Queens Fiber Arts Festival & Fashion Show 

Ridgewood Off-Kilter Film Festival, Ridgewood Off-Kilter Film Festival

Rock Rising, Inc., Astoria Creative Arts Camp

Senior Theater Acting Repertory, Bringing Live Theater and Songs to Queens

Shakespeare on the Beach, 2024 Season: Twelfth Night or What You Will

Sharlene Chou / Magic Ming Studio, Chinese Calligraphy, Paper Cutting and Craft Workshops for Celebrating Lunar Year of the Dragon

Son Jarocho NY, The 14th NY Son Jarocho Festival

Sounds of Cyprus, Sounds of Cyprus – An Evening of Traditional Cypriot Music and Dance

Stephen Street Gallery, Stephen Street Gallery 2024 Programming

The Dream Unfinished, VITALS

The Motor Company NYC, Inc., Communal Spaces: a garden play festival 2024

Woodside Arts Collective, International Dance Day

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, “Look pon you”

New Work

Concetta Abbate, Ridgewood-Glendale Soundwalk

Yasmeen Abdallah, The Art of Fashion

Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, Forgotten Black Histories of Queens

Sienna Aczon, Celestial Siblings & Other Beings: Adapted Filipino Folktales

Destinie Adélakun, Water’s Edge – Creating awareness of Ocean health through art

Adult Film and Ryan Czerwonko, Meg Case, Brad Porter, and Mia Vallet; Sea Gull

Jae Hi Ahn, Solace in Nature

stefa marin alarcon, End of The Patriarchy To Do List: An EP & Group Poetics Workshop 

Alchemyverse (Bicheng Liang and Yixuan Shao), The Continent has been Wandering in Time

Alexeya, return to love

Talisa Almonte – Almonte Studio, World’s Borough Bookshop Mural 

Lowel Alomar, The 6ixth Boro

Henry Arroyo/Studio East100, Re-Birth

Asoso International Arts Initi, A Taste of Kumina

Corrie Aune, The Story of This Place: Young Activists of Queens

Aileen Bassis, A Place Remembered 

Stephanie Beck, Frame/Forest

Tom Block, Oud Player on the Tel

Block Chords Production, Jazz Explorations 2024

Alexandra Borovski, Untitled (Working Title: Drawing Together)

Jude Brandt, Stephen Foglia, The Astoria Food Pantry; Cascadia

Natali Bravo-Barbee, Capullo/Cocoon: In the Shadows of Motherhood

Rachel Brown, Resistance is Fertile: the story of the 45th Street Green Space 

Anna Capunay, SOMBRAS

Nathan Catlin, Beyond the Window Frame

Richard Chang, Reflections

Chengslate, A Freeday

Denise ‘deLaSNP’ Coke, Portal to Progress: A Futuristic Glimpse of Southeast Queens

John Colpitts, I Happen To Like New York – New Percussion Compositions and Arrangements

Mags Colvett, Lionfish

Squeeze Creations with Cody Umans, Public sculptures for 45th St Greenspace

Credle Entertainment, Wxlf Pack (Musical Film)

Noelia R. Deza and Robert Kerr (RioNorte), La Marisma (The Marsh)

Jacob Elkin, The Snake

Carlos Esguerra, Contemporary Architecture Gems of New York City

Duo Extempore, Ordinary Places

Emir Fils-Aime, Where Two Rivers Meet

Daniel Fishkin, Artificial Inhabitants

Clara Franesca with The Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) and Wild Tongues Productions, XRE and friend’s “Songs From The Source”

Afro-Andean Funk, Kani Sonqo / Afro-Andean Funk 

Ben Gassman, Adult Relationships

GAUCHE, Do you speak Jackson Heights?

Jacq Groves, Embodied Infrastructure

Greg Hammontree, Transmit: Echoes

Aya Hirota, Singing Stone Sanukaito

Michael Hollis, Otoacoustic Emissions

Margaret Horning, Access Oasis 

Karen Ingram, Biogenetic Blooms: Collaborations with Genetically Modified Yeast

The Interstitial, Jarek Pastor’s ward

Annastasia “NWA” Jean Jacques, Transmute 

Olena Jennings, The Language Project

Lee Jensen, Sewn Cities, Woven Worlds

Woomin Kim, The Warehouse

Kissatou, “My Love Story”

Amanda Krische; Violence is not the home I live in 

Jesse Lambert, The Bowne House Comic

Heather Lang, Queens of Heart 

Grace Leckey, Hell Gate

Chun Seung Lee, The Samulnori & Talk Concert 

Durra Leung, Durra Leung’s Lullabies for Motherf*ckers Vol.2

Jess Levey, Second Spring

Honglei LI, Asian American Mythology

Roxanne Lim, MAARTE

Tasha Lutek, Whatever Walked There, Walked Alone

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Valor & Revolt

David Manrique, Made by Us

Jodie Lynne McClintock, Nell’s Plague Play

Lee Melillo, The Peek with Samuel Pepys

Gail Meyers, Explorations in Dimensionality and Space

David Mills, Rufus King of Queens

Patrick Neal, Queens Waterways

Rossen Nedelchev, The Sounds and Rhythms in Cartoons

Louis DeVaughn Nelson, Was Beethoven Black

Alexander Ney, Alexander Ney’s New Sculptures of LIC: A Celebration of the Emigre Artist’s 50th Year in New York City

Aimée Niemann, Body Songs

Nasrah Omar, In continuum (a circle of invocation)

Arthur Ou, Viewfinder

Hsuan Yu Pan, HEAR, EAT, HOME

Alice Lussiana Parente, Lana Boy, Heloise Wilson, Dorothea Gloria, Christie Stiff; Big Feelings

J. Pavone String Ensemble, Reverse Bloom

Jerron Paxton & Dennis Lichtman, Blacks, Jews, & Black Jews: Unlikely Partners in Folk & Jazz

Avika Penaloza, Awakening Georgie

Plushie, You Are Everything

michael rendino, The Forest Fairy


Adam J. Rineer, THIRD SEX: 1930s transvestite lieder

Vin Scialla, Ascension

Nikhil Shah, Parrhesia

Scott Sheppard, Pop-Up Surprise

Patricia Silva, Bright Vignettes

Chitra Singh, Adi Shakti (Moon Song)

Tana Sirois, UnTethered

Polina Porras Sivolobova, Pomegranate – a small guide of multidiscplinary exercises for the nomadic solo artist 

Christen M. Smith, Blessed Are Those Who Are Angry

.soundfullness, /flux_sessions.soundfullness

Sean Spada, Posing with Tigers

The Square Theatre, Slow Dance

Studio S II LLC, House of S II

Lindsay Timmington, Penny Local 

Tiffany Troy, A New Ilium

B.A. Van Sise, What is Left


Jason Wang, STUY OR DIE

Deborah Wasserman, Wanderland

Street Works, Street Work Earth

Jing (Ellen) Xu, I will be, and what can I do?

Jiemin Yang, Portraits of the Moon

Crys Yin, Collective Talismans

Chang Yuchen, Queens Things

Garrett Zuercher, PRIVILEGE


Isabella Abbonizio • Carolina Muñoz Awad • Ann Marie Baranowski • Laurie J. Bennett • Wendy Arimah Berot • Billy Blanken • Natali Bravo-Barbee • Hilary Brown-Istrefi • Joyce S. Chan • Shilpi Chandra • Mijounga Chang • Siyi Chen • Victoria Cho • Shawn Choi • Magaly Colimon-Christopher • Mallory Craig • Johnny Culver • David Dean • Saba Farhoudnia • Daniel Fishkin • Sally Gates • Catherine Goode • Anastasia Gudko • Duy Hoàng • Yu-Wei Hsiao • Chieh Hsiung • Grace Jahng Lee • David King • Landon Knoblock • Durra Leung • Claire Marie Lim • Juliette Lin • Sophie Lo • Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow • Michelladonna • Tavonna Miller ​​• Eric Narburgh • Louis DeVaughn Nelson • Marc Nuñez • María-Elena Pombo • Dani Changah Song • Jason Stefaniak • Sam Sundius • Charline Tetiyevsky • B.A. Van Sise • Caterina Verde • Tanika I. Williams • Brittany Wilson • Brendez Wineglass • Raqeebah Zaman • Lu Zhang

Image Detail: Honglei Li (QAF New Work ’24), “The 7 Train,” 2024, oil on canvas, Photo Credit: Lily Honglei Art Studio