Describe your involvement in QCA. What have you participated in? There was a grant I applied for and then they contacted me about opportunities. For example, I worked with them as a LEAP moderator. I’ve also been a panelist as a grantee. It’s nice to be part of a growing relationship that lets you grow […]

Describe your involvement in QCA. What have you participated in? QCA funded my project Osain’s Children, about herbalists of the African Diaspora, in 2010. It was—and still is—a project close to my heart. I have also been a panelist twice for the QCA grant. How has QCA helped you grow both professionally and personally? When […]

Describe your involvement in QCA. What have you participated in? My involvement with QCA stems from having been selected as a 2013 recipient of a SPARC residency at the HANAC JVL Senior Center in Astoria.  I’m also honored to have been one of several featured artists for this year’s QAX. I hope to continue to […]

We checked in with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie for more insight into her artistic endeavors. What are some career highlights of the past year? Getting to meet students and dedicated educators across the country. I have read poetry and conducted creative writing workshops at universities in Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma over the last […]

Who is the Artist/Organization? Dan Hendrick Date of the Event? May 19, 2013 Where is the event taking place? MoMA PS1 VW2 Rockaway Dome, Shore Front Parkway between Beach 94-95 Streets, Rockaway Beach, Queens Website: Come and celebrate Jamaica Bay while contributing to the efforts to protect it! This fundraiser to help complete the […]

A quick announcement to say that because of the rain last night and tonight, the mural kick-off event has been pushed back from Saturday June 8th to Sunday June 9th 12-3PM. Who is the Artist/Organization? Mark Salinas 2013 QCA Art Fund Recipient Date of the Event? June 8th June 9th,12pm-3pm: Rain Date will be posted […]

QCA has participated in this years Make Music New York! Starting at 10am there will be performances by Mind Open, Roberto Buscarsi andJeanne Marie Boes. Stop by on Friday, June 21st, 2013 for free concerts at: When: Friday, June 21st, 2013 Time: Starting at 10am Location: Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35th Avenue, (Entrance […]

The QAX Block Party on June 22nd, 2013 was a great event! Thank you to all staff, volunteers, & vendors for all your help! I hope you had as much fun as the participants did!

“Beecher’s Fault have one foot in pearly pop while including sonic somersaults that will keep your head twirling while your feet are moving” – Deli Magazine Beecher’s Fault has become a key player in the local New York City music scene. The pop/rock band has played an impressive amount of shows at prominent NYC venues […]

Follow these artists as they talk to us about their process and what impact these programs have had on their careers and the transformation they bring into their communities. These selected artists have experience in QCA programs: Queens Arts Fund, Peer Leaders Circles, Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC), and High School to Art School […]