Art Opportunity Alert: Snag A Studio In A Park For The Summer

Applications are open for the Queens Museum’s Studio in the Park program, a residency at Queens’ giant Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (You may know it as the one with the Unisphere.)

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Source: NYC Parks Dept.

The museum presents Studio in the Park in partnership with ArtBuilt mobile studios. The selected artist will work on a public art project from a 150-square-foot mobile studio space within FMCP, July 1 to August 15. According to the open call, the studio is “light-filled,” has electricity, air conditioning, wi-fi and “ample wall space.” Perfect if your apartment/studio/apartment-slash-studio doesn’t have AC, you’re sick of your studio mates, or you just need a change of scene.


Source: Queens Museum

Access to the Queens Museum’s restrooms, staff kitchen, wood shop, and other spaces is included as well. There’s also a $1,500 stipend.

The residency requires a minimum of 20 hours of studio work per week, including at least one weekend day per week, as well as public access to the studio during predetermined times. The selected artist will also collaborate with the Queens Museum on two to three public programs during the residency.

Applicants must be New Yorkers who have lived in the city for at least one year. Project proposals should align with at least one of three themes identified by the program organizers, which include equitable access to public space and the particularities of FMCP’s history, environment and cultural surroundings.

The selection panel is made up of Queens Museum staff, ArtBuilt staff, and NYC Parks Public Art staff.

Applications are due May 25.

The full open call is available online here.