2020 ArtPort Artists Residency

Queens Council on the Arts

Astoria, NY 11103


Mar 01, 2020


Jan 23, 2020

The QCA ArtPort Residency at LaGuardia Airport, in collaboration with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) - offers a unique opportunity to Queens artists to create new work in a public space where thousands of visitors pass through on a daily basis, bringing an engaging cultural experience to the space.

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

Artists chosen for the ArtPort Residency will be asked to produce work onsite that is inspired by and provides a gateway into the dynamic cultural life of Queens.

The 2020 ArtPort Application is now open for submission. Applicants will submit:

Artist statement

Artistic Resume or Bio

Proposed use of residency time

Work sample submissions:

Past Publicity and/or Press

Artist must be 18 year of age.

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

Artists that receive a 2020 Queens Arts Fund New Work Grant are not eligible to apply.

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

Disciplines and Materials

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.

During the Residency Period, artists must be comfortable working 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 from Sunday - Friday between 7am-7pm will not be eligible for the residency. Studio schedule will be agreed upon each week between the artist and QCA. This residency is ideal for artists who have availability during the workweek.

Work created may not contain material that demeans or disparages individuals or groups; is politically partisan; promotes use of tobacco, profane language, or encourages graphic violence, illegal behavior, includes obscenities or unsafe activities.

Terms and guidelines for the residency will be discussed further with the artist after selection.