ArtPort Residency Application and Program Guidelines

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10 at 11:59pm


Application Process

Online Application will include:

View into the Studio during “Landing Pages” by Lexie Smith and Gideon Jacobs

View into the Studio during “Landing Pages” by Lexie Smith and Gideon Jacobs

  1.             Artist statement

  2.             Artistic Resume or Bio

  3.             Proposed use of residency time

  4.             Work sample submissions:

    • Visual arts- up to 8 images in one of the following formats: .jpg, .tiff, .png

    • Media arts- up to 2 work samples not to exceed 5 minutes in a combined total of video or audio. Work samples maybe submitted in one of the following formats: MP3, MP4, WAV, MOV

    • Literary arts:

      Prose: up to 5 pages from a single literary sample

      Poetry: up to 5 poems, not to exceed 5 pages total

      Script/Screenplay: up to 10 pages from a single literary sample, including a one-page synopsis

  5. Past Publicity and/or Press - up to 3 articles or reviews


Eligibility

  • Artist must be 18 year of age.

  • Must be a Queens resident, PO Boxes are not accepted.

  • Artists of all visual, literary or media arts disciplines may apply.

  • Artists working in most media will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil paint, spray paint, welding, and epoxy resin are not permitted.

  • Artists that received a 2019 Queens Arts Fund New Work Grant are not eligible to apply.

  • Work created may not contain material that demeans or disparages individuals or groups; promote use of tobacco, profane language, or encourage graphic violence, illegal behavior or unsafe activities.

  • Terms and guidelines for the residency will be discussed further with the artist after selection.  Artist must be willing to abide by the terms of the residency, which will include restrictions on creating certain types of art defined as violent, obscene or partisan political in nature.

  • Artist must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs, full or part-time

  • Artists must be comfortable to work in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours and work in an engaging environment

  • Artists must be able to commit to set residency hours, which will be determined with QCA administrators. Artists that are not able to commit to a studio schedule of a total of at least 12 hours a week during weekdays between 9-6pm will not be eligible for the residency. This residency is ideal for artists that have availability during the workweek.

View into ArtPort Artist Brian Soliwoda’s Studio for his project “Wind & Waves”

View into ArtPort Artist Brian Soliwoda’s Studio for his project “Wind & Waves”


 Evaluation Criteria

  • Proven artistic merit

  • Displayed quality of the public engagement experience

  • Feasibility of the completion of the project as proposed

  • Suitability of the project for the residency space (will the space be visually engaging when the artist is in and out of the space?)


Selection Process

Application Timeline

Call to artists opens: Monday, February 11th, 2019

Application deadline: Friday, March 8 at 11:59pm

Notification for interviews: Friday, March 15

Applicant interviews: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19-20

Artist residents will be selected through an Open Call application process. A panel consisting of QCA administrators, members of the local arts community and representatives from the PANYNJ will review applicants.

A select number of applicants will then be invited for an in-person interview that will take place in the studio space.

The final determination of residency assignments will be made based on the application and the in-person interview.


Artist Information

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

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

The 4 artists will be selected to 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 artist 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.

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

Traveling to the Marine Air Terminal (LaGuardia Terminal A):

By Public Transportation: Terminal A can be accessed via the Q47 bus, or the M60 SBS

 By Car: Free parking will be made available for the selected artist during the term of their residency

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

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

Ownership of Work

The artist shall retain ownership, including all copyright, title, patent, and intellectual property rights of original content developed during the residency period. Artist group/organization may feature original content developed during residency in future performances or engagements for purposes unrelated to the airport residency. Artist group/organization agrees to credit QCA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the PANYNJ as partners when promoting all activities associated with the residency.

Reproduction Rights

QCA and the PANYNJ reserves the right to photograph, film, videotape or otherwise depict artists of the residency and to distribute such photographs, film, video or depictions at any time during the residency or thereafter for the purposes of promotion in relation to the residency. Name recognition will be given to the artist. Artist will be responsible for furnishing professional quality images and videos for staff approval and promotional use throughout the duration of the residency. 


Questions regarding QCA ArtPort Residency?

Contact Dan Bamba, Grants and Residencies Manager, dbamba@queenscouncilarts.org or 347.505.3017.

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.