For more information, please contact:

Phil Ballman
Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism 
(718) 286-2677
[email protected]

The Queens Borough President’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Tourism serves as a liaison to arts and cultural organizations throughout the Borough, providing assistance regarding capital and expense budget requests, management and program development, as well as borough-wide marketing and special events.

2023 Borough Culture Grant Program

The 2023 Borough Culture Grant Program is funded by the NYC & Company Foundation — the charitable arm of New York City’s travel and tourism destination marketing organization. This grant program supports New York City as a culturally vibrant destination by funding the promotion of not-for-profit arts & cultural programs and events in all five boroughs. These micro grants are meant to be for the marketing and promotion of cultural programs and organizations.

All grant recipients must be registered as a 501(c)3 with the State of New York. Projects eligible for funding under the program should be tourist facing and shall include, but are not limited to, promotional materials for cultural institutions, programs, and events (i.e. paid media, print or digital content, and/or videos).

Grant recipients are selected by Queens Borough President’s Office, in accordance with the guidelines defined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Funding is administered by the Office after verification of recipient eligibility by the Foundation.

Deadline to submit proposals to our office is the close of business on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Click here to download the program’s guidelines.

Click here to download the cover sheet requirement form. 

Click here to download the grant program application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Phil Ballman, Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism: [email protected].

Culture never closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there resources are available for impacted cultural organizations and individual artists.

This resource list provides information, updates, and access to services and financial assistance for artists and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Queens’ world-class museums, performing arts institutions, TV and film sound stages, botanical gardens, dance studios, live music venues, and art galleries enrich our communities, stimulate our economy, and draw visitors from around the globe. The creative industries are a defining economic sector for New York City, accounting for 13 percent of the city’s total economic output ($110 billion in 2017)*.

(*The Creative Economy: Art, Culture, and Creativity in New York City. October 25, 2019 NYC Comptroller’s Office Report”)