January 6, 2021 Info Session: Downtown Far Rockaway Artists Commissioning Program
RDRC’s Info Session: DFR Storefront Improvement Program was well attended, with artists, business/property owners, and panelist, from the Rockaway community; a special thanks to Kethia Joseph, of New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS) for joining us.
In-Partnership with RDRC and QCA, funded by NYC SBS, DFR Artists Commissioning Program/Storefront Improvements is a way to upgrade the Downtown Far Rockaway commercial’s visual corridors appeal, upgrading storefronts with temporary creative artwork by local Rockaway artists.
The Storefront Improvements essential to upgrading; enhancing and creating a well-designed storefront attracting customers; highlighting local businesses; defining the community and promoting a thriving neighborhood, bringing more visibility and identity to the character of Downtown Far Rockaway, with Community Panelist experienced cultural professionals with a commitment to the development of the arts and culture in their Queens community, and panelist with knowledge of Queens communities, and expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, or community arts programming. Artists who present a fresh perspective by creating work that speaks to Downtown Far Rockaway Queens cultural diversity bring a more vibrant and welcoming feel to our Rockaway community.
As the Rockaway community undergoes revitalization and challenges due to COVID-19, the community continues to grow, as does the need to further enhance the communities’ economic growth through neighborhood promotions, and financial resources for public improvements.
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To learn more about our partner, Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), click here.