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 The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City will award two visual artists fellowships that culminate in exhibitions at the Queens Museum in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. The fellowship period will include the year leading up to the opening and ending with the closing of their exhibition.


  • Artists who are working in visual art in all media including public art, participatory and/or performance-based visual expression are eligible for this opportunity.
  • Artists must be a resident of New York City—from any of the five boroughs—and must have resided in the City for at least one year prior to the application deadline.  Artists must reside in NYC until the end of the 12-month Fellowship periods: August 2018 – August 2019 and February 2019 – February 2020.
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning at the time of the application deadline or during the Fellowship year.
  • Eligible artists must fit the definition of “emerging” as defined by Queens Museum below. The artist must be limited in exhibition exposure, with no more than a few grants or fellowship awards.
  • Once accepted, Fellows must be willing to participate in the professional development program and to work closely with Queens Museum staff on their artist project and publication.
  • The Queens Museum defines an emerging artist as one who is at the dawn of their public career; one who has completed his or her studies, but has not had solo exhibitions at established commercial galleries or institutions or received major grants; one who is well beyond her/his studies, and may have participated in group exhibitions but have not received extensive press or market recognition; one who may have exhibited work in other countries on a limited basis, but have not had major exhibition opportunities in the US or in New York in particular.

Submission Deadline:

July 16, 2018

The Queens Museum 2018-2020 Studio Program Open Call provides eight highly subsidized studios, each available for two years. We welcome applications from visual artists working in all disciplines living in all five boroughs of NYC; the rest of the U.S.; and other nations to apply. Applicants must be able to live legally in the U.S. during the two-year residency. 

July 10th: Application deadline (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)
August 10th–August 15th: Finalist interviews
August 20th: Selected artists informed
October 1st: Studios available for occupancy

As a studio program within a museum, we encourage applications from visual artists working in all disciplines who believe they might be able to contribute to the life of the organization. Participation can range from simply being in your studio during Queens Museum exhibition openings to organizing events for the public with the input of the Curatorial, Public Events, and Education departments. Please consider your availability and geographical location carefully, and apply only if you are confident you will use the studio 15 hours/week or more. We encourage you to sign up for the Information Session (RSVP here) to familiarize yourself with the Museum before you apply. 

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Please direct any further questions to with the subject line "2018-2020 Studio Program Application". We will answer your questions as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.