Queens museum invites all artists to apply for a subsidized studio

Queens museum invites all artists to apply for a subsidized studio at the Museum, available for one year, with a possible extension for a second year.

July 7th: Application deadline
August 4th-10th: Finalist interviews
August 15th: Artists informed
October 1st: Studios available for occupancy

550 sq ft studio = $350/month
350 sq ft studio = $225/month
Fees go towards studio program administrative costs and maintenance.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? As a studio program within a museum, we encourage artists to apply who believe they might be able to somehow contribute to and avail themselves of the life of the organization. Participation can range from being in your studio during Queens Museum exhibition openings to organizing events for the public with the input of curatorial and events 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, visit the museum before you apply to familiarize yourself with it.

SELECTION PROCESS: Selections will be made by Queens Museum staff and two distinguished outside professionals, one curator and one artist. 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 24-hour access to their studios and two adjacent lounge areas. Because the studios are within the Museum, there can be no use of toxic or combustible materials. There is limited access to a woodshop.

COMMUNITY AND CAREER: We ask all studio artists to attend a monthly meeting to which everyone can bring ideas, questions, and interesting visitors. There are six scheduled studio visits a year, suggested by you; this is supplemented by people who may be at the museum for other reasons. Open studios are scheduled to coincide with exhibition openings at the Queens Museum.


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