Get Involved with Queens Rising 2023 | Applications Now Open

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jin Ryan

After successfully launching Queens Rising 2022, which promoted over 200 cultural events throughout
Queens in the month of June, we are now seeking partners to participate in Queens Rising 2023, an initiative designed to highlight our borough’s cultural and creative diversity.

If you lead a performance or exhibition venue, a restaurant or other space that can open its doors to the public, let us include your June 2023 presentations or support your programming efforts by connecting you with local artists and presenters.
If you are an artist, performance organization or producer looking for a space to present your work, let us help match you with an appropriate venue. We will include your June 2023 presentation(s) in our robust marketing, PR, and outreach efforts targeting residents of Queens and the greater metro area.
We are asking those programming and performance partners who submitted events last year, to resubmit for inclusion in Queens Rising 2023. We look forward to making robust and meaningful connections throughout the neighborhoods in Queens.
Submissions are due Wednesday February 22, 2023
Highlights of our 2022 campaign
It was wonderful to connect with so many artists, creators, and venues at our holiday mixer at Beebe’s last month. Queens Rising is working on additional curated mixers and panel discussions, relevant to specific disciplines. If you’d like to be involved as a speaker, host a panel or simply have a suggestion on a topic, please email us ( ! (mailto:)
Looking ahead, our next Neighborhood Experience takes place in February in Jamaica, Queens! Want to be involved? Email us ( !
Attention Dancers & Dance Organizations!
This Wednesday January 11, 2023 from 6:30-8:30pm, Dance/NYC ( invites dance workers, organizations, and entities to join us for the Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series to capture real life stories from the dance industry. Your participation will help Dance/NYC influence and advocate for meaningful change in policies and practices that directly impact the dance industry, its many workers and organized entities.
Located at Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Food will be served 6-6:30pm only, followed by discussion by all of us who attend.
Can’t Attend? Please share the information on
Instagram ( .
The Art of Social Media: ( This Content Creation Workshop introduces emerging artists, influencers, and the general population to the how-to of creating a social media persona and brand.
3 Sessions: Dates – January, 28, Feb. 4, 11 at Jamaica Center for the Arts
New Yorkers for Culture and Arts will host a gathering via zoom for our cultural community and NY City Council Members on Wednesday January 18, 2023 at 4pm. This convening will be an opportunity for community members to connect with current city leadership to share issues facing us in the year ahead, and to discuss culture and arts initiatives specific to their district.
There are a limited number of spots to attend this event, so please register as soon as you can. Register for free
here ( .
The NYSCA/NYFA are accepting applications for Artist Fellowships through Wednesday, January 25!
This year’s award disciplines are Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Learn More (
Bayside Historical Society are now accepting submissions for the 22nd Annual Winter Art Show, to be held throughout the entire month of February 2023. Applications close January 11, 2023. This Week! Learn More (
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) invites New York City-based visual artists to apply for its Artists Residency and Training Seminar Series (ARTWorks), a Fellowship that focuses on career sustainability. During ARTWorks, six artists will regard their practice as a small business, identify entrepreneurial and professional goals, and generate a long-term plan to accomplish them.
Applications due Friday Feb 17. Apply here. (
The beginning of the year can be exciting, but they are also busy and filled with obligation and a sense of being overwhelmed. Take a moment to check in with your fellow artist friends and lean into your communities for support. If you need any wellness or mental health resources, we invite you to visit Backline Care ( .
For a list of community festivals, holiday activities, sports, workshops, events & more, visit our partners at It’s In Queens (
If you wish to support this initiative as we reconvene for 2023, please donate here. (

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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