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Current Queens Museum studio artists Filip Olszewski & Bunny Rogers in their QM studio. Photo courtesy of the Queens Museum.

Current Queens Museum studio artists Filip Olszewski & Bunny Rogers in their QM studio. Photo courtesy of the Queens Museum.

Queens Museum

Studio Program

Artists from all locations are invited to apply

Application deadline: July 7, 2014

Queens Museum
NYC Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368


On November 9, 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion doubling its size. This expansion included new artist studios in the Queens Museum's north wing. We invite all artists to apply for a subsidized studio at the Museum, available for one year, with a possible extension for a second year.

In designating permanent real estate to the long-term development of new work on-site, as well as to creating a community of artists, the Queens Museum aims to promote artists' creative process and professional development. The Queens Museum Studio Program is one part of a suite of artists' services funded by The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund that also includes on- and off-site workshops and professional development for emerging artists across New York City. Please see ourwebsite for more information.

Important dates: 
July 7: Application deadline; click here for application
August 4–10: Finalist interviews 
August 15: Artists informed 
October 1: Studios available for occupancy

Studio monthly fees: 
550 sq ft studio = 350 USD/month 
350 sq ft studio = 225 USD/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 per 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.

To apply, click here