Studio in the Park Residency

Open Call


The Queens Museum, in partnership with NYC Parks and ArtBuilt, is accepting proposals for: Studio in the Park – Residency #3.

Studio in the Park is a residency program developed by Queens Museum and ArtBuilt which provides an artist or artist collective use of a 150 square foot mobile studio space situated within a public park in NYC to carry out a public art project over the course of 4-6 weeks.

The program began with two residencies in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 2015, with the screenprinting collective Mobile Print Power and artist Matthew Jensen.

Artist/s for Studio in the Park – Residency #3 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be selected through an Open Call application process.

The residency dates are as follows:

Deadline for Application: May 25
Announcement of winning proposal: June 8
Date of Residency: July 1 to August 15

Artists are welcome to propose projects that align with their existing practice, and also demonstrate alignment with one or more of the items below:

  • Expanding our understanding of the notion of art in public space and public life.
  • Rooting the project’s form according to the particularities of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, including addressing:
    – the park’s history (eg: the park has been twice the site for the New York World’s Fair and once the temporary home of the United Nations).
    – the park’s built environment (eg: it’s connectivity challenges with surrounding streetscapes, entrances, and signage)
    – the park’s demographic complexity (eg: its position as a center point between neighborhoods that are different ethnically, religiously, linguistically, and socio-economically).
  • Supporting the facilitation of community dialogue through art-based strategies, including issues of equitable access to public space.

The resident will be provided:

  • A mobile studio space for 6 weeks situated next to the Queens Museum within Flushing Meadows Corona Park, from July 1 to August 15. The light-filled mobile studio offers electricity, air conditioning, wi-fi, and ample wall space.
  • Access to the QM restrooms, staff kitchen, wood shop, and other museum spaces is also included;
  • A stipend of $1500;
  • Support from the museum’s staff.

The resident will commit to:

  • A minimum of 20 hours studio work per week, including at least one weekend day per week;
  • Public access to studio during predetermined times;
  • Collaborating on 2-3 public programs during the residency with Queens Museum staff.

Selection: A panel of arts professionals and local organizers will review applications and select residency participants. Reviewers will include Queens Museum staff, ArtBuilt staff, and NYC Parks public art staff. Selections will be announced on June 8, 2016.


  • Artists who are working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, multimedia, installation, public art, participatory art, socially-engaged art and arts-based research, performance-based visual expression, folk and traditional cultural practice.
  • Artists who are residents of New York City—from any of the five boroughs—and who have resided in the City for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Artists must reside in NYC during the entire residency period.
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning at the time of the application deadline or during the residency year.

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