• 718.286.3000
  • info@queensbp.org
  • 120-55 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11424

CULTURAL AFFAIRS & TOURISM

For more information, please contact:

Phil Ballman
Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism 
(718) 286-2677
PBallman@Queensbp.org

(Updated as of April 3, 2020)

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly develop, resources are available for cultural organizations and individual artists to access during this unprecedented crisis.

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”)

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.