ArtBuilt Studio in the Park selects 2019 Artists in Residence


ArtBuilt, in partnership with NYC Parks and the Queens Museum, is pleased to announce artists chosen for the collaborative project Studio in the Park, which received the Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 2017. ArtBuilt Studio in the Park is a six-week residency program that provides an artist or artist collective use of our 150-square-foot mobile studio space in a public park for a community-engaged art project. Operating out of Flushing Meadows Corona Park since its inception in 2015, ArtBuilt Studio in the Park programming has expanded to all five boroughs of New York City in 2018 and 2019 with the help of this prestigious grant.

With support from community partners 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, the artists selected for the 2019 summer and fall seasons will occupy the mobile studio for a series of exciting and innovative new projects that tackle themes of identity, diversity and environmental justice. 2019 will see ArtBuilt Studio in the Park in Gowanus, Brooklyn and Stapleton, Staten Island. This year’s resident artists and specific park sites are listed below:

Labyrinth Arts Collective: “Walk This Way: Imagining My Staten Island”
July 1 – August 14, 2019, Stapleton Waterfront Park, Staten Island

“Walk This Way: Imagining My Staten Island” is a series of creative workshops to celebrate the diversity of Staten Island residents in relationship to the waterfront and the link between it’s unique people, and their distinct and diverse neighborhoods. This project focuses on various genres of art-making such as storytelling, song, apparel, literature, food, and traditions, and how we all connect now to the ever changing waterfront. Project partners include Staten Island Arts Council, Staten Island Urban Center, Canvas Institute/IslandVoice, and YouthBuild SI/JMT Media.

Gan Golan: “TimeSeed”
August 15 – September 30, 2019, Thomas Greene Playground in Gowanus, Brooklyn

“Timeseed” is an ongoing project that uses seeds as a model to communicate across time, preserving the stories of our past and sending messages into the future, as a way of holding us accountable in the present. TimeSeed will engage with local Brooklyn residents, activists and Climate Justice/Environmental Justice groups to document stories of struggle, resistance, and resilience of our communities in the face of climate chaos. The collection of stories will grow and be on display throughout the residency illustrating the abundant legacies of this unique Brooklyn community. Project partners include Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Friends of Thomas Greene Park, Arts Gowanus, Textile Arts Center, Arts & Democracy, and NOCD-NY.


About the partners:

ArtBuilt is a New York nonprofit which operates three programs: ArtBuilt Mobile Studios bring arts and culture programming to parks and street plazas, helping residents, city agencies and elected officials re-imagine our public spaces. ArtBuilt Brooklyn is a 50,000 square foot affordable arts and arts business production space at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. ArtHome provides asset-building, financial literacy, and credit training to artists and creative businesses.

NYC Parks

For over 50 years, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has brought contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce thousands of artworks by notable and emerging artists. For more information about the program visit


Image: ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park 2018 resident Art Parley: Round Robin trilingual newspaper in Seward Park, Manhattan.


Studio in the Park 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.