ArtBuilt, in partnership with NYC Parks, Queens Museum, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island Urban Center, Canvas/Island Voice, YOUTHBuild Staten Island/JMT Media, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Friends of Thomas Greene Park, Textile Arts Center, Arts Gowanus, Arts & Democracy, and NOCD-NY is now accepting proposals for: Studio in the Park for summer and fall 2019.
Studio in the Park is a residency program operated since 2015 by Queens Museum, ArtBuilt and NYC Parks, providing an artist or artist collective use of a 150 square foot mobile studio space, situated in an NYC public park, to carry out a community-engaged art project over the course of 6 weeks. In 2019, project sites will be: Thomas Greene Playground in Gowanus, Brooklyn; and Stapleton Waterfront Park in Stapleton, Staten Island.
The ArtBuilt Studio in the Park residency began in 2015 in partnership with the Queens Museum. With the receipt of a prestigious OUR TOWN grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), we will expand this residency to all five boroughs in 2018 and 2019.
Artist/s for Studio in the Park Residencies will be selected through an Open Call application process.
Deadline for Application: Monday, April 15, 2019
Announcement of selected proposals: Early May 2019
Artist information session: Friday, March 29, 6–8pm
Textile Arts Center (505 Carroll St, Brooklyn NY, 11215)
The information session has been archived on Artbuilt’s Facebook page.
Dates of Residencies:
SESSION 1: Stapleton Waterfront Park
Schedule: July 1 – August 14, 2019
Sat/Sun, July 13/14 – Opening Event
Sat/Sun August 10/11 – Culminating Event
SESSION 2: Thomas Greene Playground
Schedule: August 15 – September 30, 201
Sat/Sun August 24/25 – Opening Event
Sat/Sun Sept 28/29 – Culminating Event
About the Parks:
Stapleton Waterfront Park, connects the Stapleton neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods in Staten Island with access to the waterfront. Opened in 2016, the Stapleton Waterfront Park was created as part of the multi-phase development of the Homeport, a 35-acre decommissioned U.S. Naval Base on the north shore of Staten Island. Built simultaneously with the neighboring housing and commercial development, the public park includes grass and landscaped areas, benches, water fountains, a fish cleaning station, lit walkways, and a newly constructed tidal wetlands cove. Future phases of development will further encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the Stapleton neighborhood, strengthen the area’s climate change resiliency, and facilitate connections to the formerly underutilized waterfront.
Thomas Greene Playground, is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, and is bounded by Third Avenue, and Nevins, DeGraw, and Douglass Streets. The playground is named after Thomas Greene (1911-1988), resident of Gowanus Houses who served as the president of the Tenant Association, and who was a dedicated community leader. This small neighborhood park is full of all sorts of sunny day activities for local families and people of all ages. Plentiful picnic tables make space for those eating or relaxing outdoors, while those who’d prefer to run around use the two basketball and four handball courts for more active recreation. In the summer, the adjoining outdoor Douglass-Degraw pool opens up for all the area’s swimmers to enjoy.
Artists are welcome to propose projects that align with their existing practice, and also demonstrate alignment with the issue areas below:
SESSION 1 – Staten Island/Stapleton Waterfront Park:
1) NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE, including:
2) STATEN ISLAND IDENTITY, including:
3) CONNECTIVITY, including:
4) HEALTH, including:
SESSION 2 – Gowanus/Thomas Greene Park:
1) NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE, including:
2) ECOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, including:
3) CULTURAL COHESION, including:
Studio in the Park residency
The Studio in the Park residency is a publicly-engaged arts residency that is rooted in place, in the park, and in the local community. This residency is best suited for a project that has gone through a previous iteration in the local community, and/or demonstrates clear ideas and actions to interface with the public. If this is a brand new project, the resident will need to describe in detail in their proposal how they will work directly with the surrounding communities and cultivate local partnerships.
The resident will be provided:
A mobile studio space for 6 weeks situated within the artist’s assigned park. The light-filled mobile studio offers electricity, air conditioning, wi-fi (site dependent), and ample wall space.
A total stipend of $3000 inclusive of art materials.
Support from ArtBuilt, Queens Museum, NYC Parks, and community partners for public engagement, event production and promotion.
The resident will commit to:
Selection: In consultation with local stakeholders, a panel of arts professionals will review applications and select residency participants. The panel/jury will include Queens Museum staff, ArtBuilt staff, and NYC Parks public art staff. Selections will be announced in early May 2019.
Ready to apply? Submit here!
Image: ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park program with 2018 David Flores’ Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families in Railroad Park, Bronx.
Studio in the Park at the Queens Museum is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Surdna Foundation, and The New York Community Trust. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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