Queens Museum Launches Residency For Up-And-Coming Local Artists

QUEENS, NY — The Queens Museum is launching a residency program called "Year of Uncertainty" to support up-and-coming artists in the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Six artists will be selected to receive free studio space for 18 months and a $10,000 budget to produce work to be showed at the museum.

Selected artists will also get $10,000 in stipends for researching and producing virtual and in-person programming at the museum, as well as participating in the museum's educational and community engagement initiatives.

The residency runs from February 2021 to August 2022 and will be devoted to the themes of care, repair, play, justice and the future.

Artists will be selected based on the strength of their work samples and an initial proposal for a project relating to one of the themes, according to the Queens Museum's website.

The residency is open to New York City residents who have lived in the five boroughs for at least one year. Queens-based and Queens-connected artists are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 21.