Flushing arts center awarded grant to continue programs for under-resourced local schools

Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall

Flushing residents will continue to be offered free arts programming thanks to recent grant funding.

Flushing Town Hall has been awarded $10,000 from the Keith Haring Foundation. The funding will be used to continue the community arts center’s Global Arts for Global Kids, its public arts education program.

The arts center, located at the corner of Northern Boulevard and Linden Place, provides art workshops, instruction and performances to many of the city’s under-resourced schools. The grant will be used to offset transportation costs for these schools, provide artist fees and enhance the center’s multilingual marketing.

The funds will also be used to continue offering free access to performances and workshops at the center to young people ages 13 through 19. The arts center launched the initiative, referred to as the “Teen Access program,” in 2017.

Since 1979, Flushing Town Hall has offered multi-disciplinary global arts and programming to residents of all ages. This year’s schedule of events include performances from Brooklyn-based party band Red Baraat, the Queens Jazz Orchestra and the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre.

“Flushing Town Hall is deeply grateful for the generous support of The Keith Haring Foundation,” executive and artistic director Ellen Kodadek said. “This grant will allow us to continue providing affordable, high-quality instruction and performances to students and families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

Established by the artist in 1989, the Keith Haring Foundation supports fellow nonprofit organizations that assist children or offer charitable or educational activities to local communities.

Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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