Artists Residency and Training Seminar Series (ARTWorks)

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

161-04 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432


Feb 17, 2023


Jan 06, 2023

JCAL invites New York City-based visual artists to apply for its Artists Residency and Training Seminar Series (ARTWorks), a Fellowship that focuses on career sustainability. During ARTWorks, six artists will regard their practice as a small business, identify entrepreneurial and professional goals, and generate a long-term plan to accomplish them.

In doing so, ARTWorks Fellows receive the practical knowledge to navigate the aesthetic and socioeconomic complexities and substructures of the New York art world. Through fiscal and technical support, Fellows also develop a true creative vision as they expand their professional network, first through regular meetings of the cohort, then through at least six events in a Seminar Series that explores topics requested by the Fellows.

Each Fellow in the ARTWorks program receives $5,000, paid out over the course of the program. Fellows are also eligible for free studio space at JCAL. Working through the Project Manager, Fellows may also take a free class at JCAL on a space-available basis.

At the conclusion of ARTWorks, Fellows participate in a group exhibition (with catalog) in JCAL’s Miller and Community galleries.