Artist ServicesFlushing Town Hall was originally founded in 1979 as Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. We are proud to serve the global communities of Queens and New York City through programming that celebrates and uplifts the full range of cultural diversity in the borough and city.
FTH Artists Services aims to work with artists and organizations to provide tools and skills to foster their arts and culture practices and programs, as well as to offer opportunities to present and connect with other artists to enrich and enliven the Queens and NYC arts communities.
We will offer a wide range of artist services, including regrant opportunities to fund arts and culture programs, space grants for artists to develop new work, professional development workshops, networking conversations, and more.
Check back soon as we announce more artist programs and services, as well as workshops and information sessions. We look forward to working with you soon!
Artists and organizations with questions or interested in learning more are invited to reach out to Dan Bamba, Director of Arts Services at:
City Artists Corps Grants
City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply.
Next Application Cycle: Opens Tuesday, July 6. Deadline Tuesday, July 20, 10AM ET. Learn more
Grant Questions? Email Dan Bamba, Director of Arts Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Arts Grants
As part of the Statewide Community Regrants program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Community Arts Grant 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. Check back soon for program dates and guidelines!
Artist Professional Development Conversations
We invite artists creating in all disciplines to take part in our workshop series, Artist Professional Development Conversations, that will share tips, insights, and best practices for navigating the business side of an artistic career. Each virtual session will feature a conversation with FTH staff members to discuss how to better support, present, and market an artistic practice. Topics will include fundraising, booking and programming with presentation venues, and PR and marketing strategies. New workshops to be announced!
Since 2009, we have offered a Space Grant to emerging and mid-career artists who are developing or completing new work. Free use of the facility, such as the theatre, is available, with hard costs the responsibility of the artists. Space Grants have run from 1-6 weeks, depending on the artists' need and facility availability. Choreographers, Puppeteers, Film Makers, Circus Artists and Dancers have been awarded a Space Grant since 2009. Space Grant recipients are required to offer a culminating activity, such as a public performance, workshop or lec/dem. To discuss your project and eligibility, please contact Dan Bamba, Director of Arts Services, email@example.com