opportunities, resources, & more
Are you a High School to Art School alum? We have some opportunities just for you. Read below for job and scholarship opportunities, as well as ways to stay connected with the program.
Every year, we offer a set of scholarships and opportunities exclusively to HS2AS alumni! We also prioritize HS2AS alums for our open calls for visiting artists and teaching artists.
PAID WORK OPPORTUNITIES
PAID MURAL OPPORTUNITY
Earn $200 painting a mural this summer! In partnership with Kaufman Arts District, QCA is seeking HS2AS Alumni to paint large graffiti-style mural on the Easement wall at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The final piece will be showcased at the Backlot Festival on September 21, 2019.
The sessions will be led by Queens-based and QCA-affiliated teaching artist Jesus Ward. Ten accepted artists will join a team of HS2AS alumni to paint over the course of four weekends: in August and September,
apply by august 21
qca gala sketch artists
Every year, QCA hires three HS2AS alumni to sketch 60-second portraits of guests during our gala at the Knockdown Center. Previously, alumni have used this as an opportunity to network with the 200 artists, funders, and cultural leaders that attend the event.
ANNUAL Queens emerging artist business prize
In 2017, we launched the annual Queens Emerging Artist Business Prize in partnership with KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency). Since then, with the help of an annual corporate sponsor, we’ve given away $13,000 in unrestricted funds to HS2AS alumni for their graphic design entries.
Queens Emerging Artist Business Prize applications are currently closed. Check back in the Summer of 2019 for more details on the Third Annual prize opportunity.
annual hs2as alumni exhibitions
Every Spring, we host an exhibition in one of NYC’s premiere galleries, offering alumni the opportunity to show in a professionally curated exhibition. Previous locations have included Juvenal Reis Gallery, Edison Price Lighting Gallery, and this year - Plaxall Gallery !
See photos of recent exhibitions here:
Join the HS2AS facebook group to share resources, and stay connected with fellow HS2AS alumni! Graduates of all session(s) are welcome.
We’d love to hear what you’re up to (and share it with the world)! Follow the following steps if you’d like to be featured.
Instagram Feature: Post what you’ve been up to (a photo of your art work, a photo of you “in action” pursuing your art career, an exhibition announcement, etc), and tag @hs2as #Hs2asAlumni , and we’ll share your post!