sculpture park & workshop space
Maker park is an outdoor sculpture park and community work space that provides opportunities for artists to make and exhibit temporary public art projects.
We also host community events and teach outdoor workshops. Our blacksmithing workshops are very popular and fun. We even have resident bees thanks to local beekeeper, Lenny Librizi. Lenny also teaches beekeeping workshops.
When Staten Island Makerspace first opened in 2013 the empty lot across the street was filled with 18 burned out, flooded, and smashed up abandoned vehicles. Thanks to the help of the NYCEDC, our NYC Councilwoman Debi Rose, Staten Island Borough President Jim Oddo, many outstanding volunteers, and community partners we are transforming the derelict lot into a useable community space. It is a work in progress.
We are pleased to announce that Staten Island Shakespearean Theater Company will be presenting their 2021 season at Makerpark this summer! Stay tuned for more details and a performance schedule. You can also visit their website to find out more.
Makerpark Radio will be bringing live events with music, vendors and more to Makerpark this summer too! Stay tuned for event dates and details.
If you visit Makerpark, keep an eye out for our bees! We have a couple of hives on top of a container that are maintained by local beekeepers. We also have three new hives in the wooded area that are part of a beekeeping training program for youth sponsored by Ranti Ogunleye.
Kayak Staten Island
Makerpark is basecamp for Kayak Staten Island. They offer kayaking expeditions all summer long. Visit their website for a complete schedule.
art in Makerpark
2021 artist in residence program
3 Month Residency May 1 through July 31, 2021
Public art exhibition August 1 through May 2022.
Six artists or artist teams will be selected.
Artists must be 18+
Artists or artist teams receive $500 material stipend
Individual or collaborative teams can apply.
Artists have access to all of fabrication tools at both SI Makerspace and Futureworks Makerspace to work on an outdoor public art piece.
Artists will receive free tool training on equipment that they need for their project.
Artists can work out of either SI Makerspace or Futureworks Makerspace, but the final installation and exhibition place is at Makerpark in Staten Island.
Both makerspaces have wood and metal fabrication facilities. Staten Island has blacksmithing and ceramics capabilities while Brooklyn does not. Brooklyn has more 3D printing and laser cutters, and a sewing room with industrial machines that we don't have in SI. Artists can utilize both spaces.
Artists will be allocated a storage spot for their work in progress and materials.
Artists will be required to attend some planning meetings in Makerpark- at least one at the beginning of the residency period and at least one prior to install.
Artists will be expected to spend at least 8 hours per week working in one of the two makerspaces and will be expected to help with the installation of the artwork.
Some specialty CNC machines may incur an additional cost because we have one of our techs operate these machines. This includes the waterjet cutter, CNC milling machines, and CNC router. Artists who need parts fabricated on any of these machines will be charged our member fabrication rates.
Makerspace NYC staff will help you realize and install your project- we will hold one-on-one meetings with each artist during the residency period to help troubleshoot problems, and figure out the best fabrication strategies for your project.
You may propose to use any materials that will last outdoors for one year. Please keep in mind that this is a public, unfenced area and your work is subject to the weather, vandalism, theft, children climbing on them, etc.
There is no electricity in Makerpark so projects that involve the need for power during exhibition must utilize other solutions. Please keep in mind #13.
If you have any other questions, please email DB Lampman
applications closed for 2021
Makerpark Art in the Park Residency Program is made possible with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
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