Studio in the Park – Residency #4
Queens Creative Solidarity

The Queens Museum, in partnership with ArtBuilt and NYC Parks, is proud to announce the launch of Studio in the Park – Residency #4. This six-week residency opportunity provides artists the chance to work in a 150 square foot purpose-built mobile studio situated adjacent to the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and near a gateway park entrance with maximum public accessibility.

Queens Creative Solidarity (QCS)’s six-week-long Studio In The Park residency project is titled “Flushing Meadows Corona Park: What it’s Worth.”  QCS aims to build and cultivate an equitable network of artists and creative people in Queens that acknowledges and respects the cultural richness already present in our neighborhoods, learning together how to be involved in community where art, art making, dignified living, learning, parenting and working conditions are an equal right for all.

Led by QCS’s steering committee that includes: Lorie Caval, Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, Juanita Lara, Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Zahida Pirani, Sami Abu Shumays, Priscilla Stadler, and Roshani Thakore, the QCS residency will take place from October 1 to November 13, 2016. Using the mobile studio space as a platform to ask, “Flushing Meadows Corona Park: What’s it worth?” QCS will encourage dialogue in a public environment that reflects our values of free and equal access across multiple dimensions. As a shared community resource which has been vulnerable to private interests in recent years, an important landmark, and the largest public gathering space in Queens, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a living example of a space that can be protected only if varied communities come together and, recognizing its value, organize to keep it public and fully available for all to enjoy.

The Studio in the Park residency is a partnership between The Queens Museum, ArtBuilt, and NYC Parks, and takes place in a 150 square foot  mobile studio situated adjacent to the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The activities of Queens Creative Solidarity will offer a variety of art projects, zine-making, music activities, poetry writing, video collaboration, opportunities for learning and dialogue, storytelling, and many more, culminating in a final event to showcase the product of these various activities to be showcased at the Queens Museum of Art in November.

Schedule of Public Events:

Oct 9, 12-4pm: Workshop – What It’s Worth: Values and Making Some Money

Oct 11, 12, 18, 19, 3 – 7 pm and Oct 22, 1-5pm: Open Studio – Video Collaboration: A Day in Flushing Meadows Park

Oct 19, 3-6pm: PoeTREE Workshop and Capoeira Demonstration by Ilê De Palmares

Oct 22, 10am-2pm: What It’s Worth Zine-Making Drop-in Workshop

Oct 22, 2-4pm: Community Conversation – Our Park Stories with Five Boro Story Project

Nov 6, 1-4pm: What It’s Worth Zine-Making Drop-in Workshop

Nov 6, 4-6pm: Queens Creative Solidarity Open Meeting

Nov 13, 3-7pm: Residence Closing with Video Screening and Zine Launch

Please check queensmuseum.org/events in the coming weeks for updated information on events and studio open hours, and Queens Creative Solidarity for more information on project activities.