Visual Artists: Apply for a Project Art Residency Today!

Posted by: tlaffernis, June 16, 2017 1:55 pm
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Are you an artist based in New York looking to refine your craft and shape young minds? If so, ProjectArt is currently accepting proposals for its Teaching Artists Residency Program.

Successful applicants will teach art classes and receive creative work space in a public library, including six Queens Library locations.

The aim of the program is to offer free after-school and weekend classes to children and teenagers who have limited access to art classes, while also supporting the practice of local artists.

The Residency provides the following:





  • $5,500 for training and teaching 3 classes per week. (Payment will be distributed in installments over the course of the residency.)
  • $300 gift card for art supplies to support the production of new work.
  • Artists-in-residence group exhibition organized by the Program Director at a local gallery in May/June 2018.
  • A $200 honorarium for participating in the group exhibition and artist talk.
  • Opportunity for studio visits by local curators.
  • Artists will be teacher-trained by ProjectArt and will leave the program with an employable skill.
  • Teaching supplies and art materials for youth art classes will be provided by ProjectArt.
  • Artists will have access to ProjectArt’s private and public events.

Hear from ProjectArt residents and students!

“The residency has helped me to adapt new perspectives on the issues and struggles specific to the community in Brownsville…The experiences have helped me grow personally and professionally.” - Anthony Heniz May, teacher at Brownsville Brooklyn Public Library

“This residency helped me take myself and my work more seriously, and develop a productive artistic practice.” – Jasmine Anokye, teacher at Flatbush Brooklyn Public Library

“I love teaching at the library and giving access to free art classes to the kids. I don't know where else I would be able to do something like this.” - Elizabeth Tolson, Bushwick Brooklyn Public Library

"I get to show what I'm feeling in that moment. Art lets me do what I want and that makes me happy." – Allerton, student at New York Public Library

If you’re interested in using your art background to positively influence the youth of Queens, click here to find out more about the application guidelines! Teaching experience is not needed to apply. The application deadline is Thursday, June 22.