The 2018-2020 Studio Program application deadline has passed. The next application cycle will start in May 2020.
Queens Museum is thrilled to announce the 2018-2020 Studio Program Open Call. We provide eight highly subsidized studios, each available for two years. We welcome applications from visual artists working in all disciplines living in all five boroughs of NYC; the rest of the U.S.; and other nations to apply. The applicants must be able to live legally in the U.S. during the two-year residency.
The Queens Museum Studio Program is one of very few to be embedded within a U.S. museum. In designating permanent real estate to the long-term development of new work on-site, as well as creating a community of artists, the Queens Museum Studio Program aims to promote artists’ creative process, provide professional development, and encourage public engagement with the museum as channel and support.
AVAILABLE STUDIOS & MONTHLY FEES:
(3) 550 sq ft studios = $350/month
(4) 350 sq ft studios = $225/month
(1) 300 sq ft studio = $200/month
Fees go towards studio program administrative and maintenance costs.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? As a studio program within a museum, we encourage visual artists working in all disciplines who believe they might be able to contribute to the life of the organization to apply. Participation can range from being in your studio during Queens Museum exhibition openings to organizing events for the public with the input of the Curatorial, Public Events, and Education departments. Please consider your availability and geographical location carefully, and apply only if you are confident you will use the studio 15 hours/week or more. If you can, we encourage you to sign up for the Information Session (RSVP here) to familiarize yourself with the Museum before you apply.
SELECTION PROCESS Selections will be made by Queens Museum Studio Program staff and two distinguished outside professionals. This jury will select a small number of finalists who will then be interviewed in person or via Skype for a final decision.
THE STUDIOS Artists have access to their studios from 6:00 am to midnight. Because the studios are within the Museum, there can be no use of toxic or combustible materials.
COMMUNITY AND CAREER We ask all studio artists to attend a monthly meeting to which everyone can bring ideas, questions, and interesting visitors. Open studios are scheduled to coincide with exhibition openings at the Queens Museum. Curators or critics visits will be scheduled approximately every two months.
Image: Studio Artist Alina Tenser in her studio at the Queens Museum. Photo by Kuo-Heng Huang.