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We’re heading into fall with exciting events and opportunities including a QCA job posting, artist performances, our new e-book on how to order artwork, financial workshops and the opening of our application cycle from high school to art school.

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Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director

Please forward this email to your friends or let them know that they can register here.
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The Queens Council on the Arts is looking for a Grants Program Manager to join our team.

Click below for more information and how to apply.

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Rockaway Film Festival

September 13 – 19, 2021, evening

Cinema Arverne, 72-02 avenue du Gouverneur, Arverne

Tickets at $ 10 per screening, selection of free screenings for the public

The fourth edition of the Rockaway Film Festival will take place in a newly built open-air cinema on Beach 72th street in Arverne. Over the course of the week, we will showcase 12 feature films and 38 short films, including in-person discussions with filmmakers and live musical performances by local musicians.

For more information, click here.
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AnkhLave Arts Alliance, Inc.

Installation of the “AnkhLave 2021 garden project”

To see from August to September 14, 2021

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden Admission Fee: Adults – $ 6, Seniors (62+) – $ 4, Students with ID – $ 4, Children (4-12) – $ 2, Children (3 years and under) – FREE, members – FREE

This is the 3rd annual scholarship of the AnkhLave Garden Project, made up of 5 BIPOC artists based in Queens, working in contemporary public art. Their installations, artist lectures and a panel discussion will take place live and recorded at the Queens Botanical Garden.

For more information, click here.
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South Queens Women’s March

“Made in Queens” exhibition

To see until September 15, 2021

Open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and various weekdays by appointment.

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica

Free for the public

“Made in Queens” exists to decolonize the art we consume and represent the real Queens, NY. He is physically resistant to white supremacy and the patriarchal structures that continue to erase and under-represent BIPOC. By taking up space in a constitutional draftsman’s house, we are reclaiming our fairness rights.

For more information, click here.
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This year’s ACP Panels for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

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ACP 21-22 Applications by Queens Ward

Last month, the arts curators of CAP 21-22 gathered at the new QCA headquarters and awarded 3 commissions of $ 10,000 and 5 of $ 2,000 to support untold stories in Queens! Together, they will commission 8 dance projects to fill the gaps in American culture. Applications came from across Queens, with 71% from BIPOC applications and 64% from new QCA applicants. The winners will be announced soon!

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Special thanks to the leaders of Queens Astoria Bookstore, Topos Bookstore and Kew and Willow Books for supporting this project!

Learn how to order the art you want to see in the world – download a FREE digital copy now!

Did you miss our financial literacy workshops organized in partnership with Flushing Bank? You can watch them on our youtube page!

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Finances for the emerging artist

Learn how to budget and responsibly manage any debt you incur for your studies. This workshop also looks at short and long term goals, discussing factors such as the influence of advertising on spending and what it can mean to be your own boss.

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Become an artistic entrepreneur

Designed for entrepreneurial artists, this workshop focuses on the journey to becoming your own boss and best practices for managing grant funds. The presentation covers the different ways of structuring your artistic enterprise; whether you need to place your scholarship in a separate bank account; and how to protect your hard-earned money from fraud. What are the different ways to structure your artistic business?

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Do you know a high school student who wants to go to fine arts school? Every year, we help teens in the borough get into their dream art school – thanks to a scholarship. Our students have won full trips to institutions such as RISD, SVA, FIT, etc.

Our next fall 2021 HS2AS program will guide them through the process, from navigating the financial aid system to choosing which art images to include in their portfolio. The applications will go live this month! Check again here for more information.
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QCA proudly welcomes the support of local businesses, who share our passion for the arts and culture of Queens. NYC Ferry is one of those valued contributors, whose dedication helps make our programs possible. We appreciate their efforts to join us in creating community impact.

The Queens Council on the Arts High School Program of Art allows high school students to develop their skills, access arts education and explore the many arts institutions in our city,Said Jeffery Brault, director of public affairs at City Experiences, operator of NYC Ferry. “At NYC Ferry, we encourage passengers from all five boroughs to explore New York City’s world-renowned art scene, and we are proud to support our city’s emerging artists through this important program.

Omar Solis
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Consider a gift for QCA, which works to keep the cultural life of our arrondissement at its highest level for 2.3 million inhabitants – thanks to people like you.