QCA ArtPort Residency Program

The ArtPort Residency - a program of the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) in collaboration with the Port Authority New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), LaGuardia Airport – offers a unique opportunity to a Queens artist to interact with the thousands of visitors that come through the region daily within the airport, and bring an engaging cultural experience to the space.

The ArtPort Residency is housed in the rotunda of the landmark Marine Air (Terminal A). During the 3-month residency period, the artist will set up a public studio to create new work in a dedicated 110-square foot space within the Marine Air Terminal, where passengers will be encouraged to engage in conversation about the project with the artist and view works in progress.

Artists chosen for the ArtPort Residency are asked to produce work that is inspired by and provides a gateway into the dynamic cultural life of Queens. Resident artists will have access to the studio for 3 months to create new work and present to the public, and receive a stipend of $6,500.

ArtPort Artist Sandra Lopez-Monsalve interviews an airport visitor for her project “Sounds of LaGuardia”

ArtPort Artist Sandra Lopez-Monsalve interviews an airport visitor for her project “Sounds of LaGuardia”


QCA is pleased to announce the 2019 ArtPort Residents!


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Visit Davi’s
Open Studio:

Thursday, September 12 — 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, September 13 — 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 19 — 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, September 20 — 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visit 2019 ArtPort Resident Davi Leventhal in his studio at the Marine Air Terminal. For his project, he create the traditional Brazilian textile craft fuxicos in the space, and invite visitors to make these with him, to create a growing tapestry in the studio.

Learn more about Davi’s project here

 

Blog Post - “What Sets The ArtPort Program Apart From Other Residencies?”



View of the ArtPort Studio Space Credit: Davi Leventhal

View of the ArtPort Studio Space Credit: Davi Leventhal

Preparatory sketch of the Marine Air Terminal by ArtPort Resident Sherwin Banfield

Preparatory sketch of the Marine Air Terminal by ArtPort Resident Sherwin Banfield

Applications for the 2019 Artport Residency are now closed

Questions? Email Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager dbamba@queenscouncilarts.org



ArtPort Writers Lexie Smith and Gideon Jacobs during their public reading for their project “Landing Pages”

ArtPort Writers Lexie Smith and Gideon Jacobs during their public reading for their project “Landing Pages”

Goals of the Residency

  • Enhance the airport environment by providing an artistic and cultural experience that will engage the traveling public with unexpected and participatory encounters.

  • Provide artists with an opportunity for workspace, research, and development of new projects.

  • Extend artists the opportunity to expand the reach of their works and to gain new viewership through the airport’s audience of millions of annual travelers.

  • Provide a unique venue for public interaction and engagement.


About The Residency

Four artists will be selected to activate the 110-square foot workspace for a 3-month residency. There will be four 3-month terms for the residency. The following schedule for each term:

Week of April 1 – June 30, 2019

Week of July 1- September 30, 2019

Week of October 1 – December 31, 2019

Week of Jan 1 – March 31, 2020

  • The artist’s workspace will be provided by PANYNJ, located at LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A). The space and artists equipment will be secured and remain undisturbed over the course of the 3-month residency at the terminal.

  • The 4 selected artists will each receive a $6500 stipend for a 3-month period. The stipend will be paid at the end of the residency.

  • Artists must be committed to work a minimum of 12 hours a week during hours that will be agreed upon by the resident and QCA. The terminal is open from 4:00 am to midnight daily.

  • Artists are required to present their work in progress during the residency in a culminating event. Given the public nature of this residency, successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to engage visitors of the terminal.

  • Artists will have access to Materials for the Arts through QCA during their residency period.

  • QCA staff will provide administrative, programming and coordinating support.

View of the 110 sq ft ArtPort Residency studio space

View of the 110 sq ft ArtPort Residency studio space

View of Brian Soliwoda’s studio for the project “Wind and Waves”

View of Brian Soliwoda’s studio for the project “Wind and Waves”


The QCA ArtPort Residency is a program of the Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Art Fund that is supported in part by the NYC DCLA, Greater NY Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the NYC Council and in partnership with the PANYNJ.

More about QCA

Since its founding in 1966, QCA has evolved into a wide-ranging arts service organization fostering live cultural experiences and providing grants, professional development, and education services throughout the borough including The Queens Arts Fund, Artist Commissioning Program, Su Casa Residency program, Professional Development workshops, Artist Leaders Circles, LAB and High School to Art School Portfolio Development Program.

More information can be found at www.queenscouncilarts.org.

More about Port Authority New York and New Jersey

Founded in 1921, PANYNJ builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. PANYNJ also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. PANYNJ receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.

The Marine Air Terminal ("Terminal A"), located at LaGuardia Airport, is the only active airport terminal dating from the first generation of passenger travel in the US. Originally built to handle seaplanes, the Marine Air Terminal, an Art Deco building designed in 1939 by the firm Delano & Aldrich, consists of a central two-story rotunda with an attic, a rectangular entrance pavilion and two one-story wings on either side. The rotunda features a skylight, and a mural called Flight by James Brooks, created as part of the Works Progress Administration program.

The terminal was designated as a New York City landmark in 1980.

In LaGuardia Airport's overall terminal naming scheme, the Marine Air Terminal is called "Terminal A."