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Art in Makerpark

2024 Artist in Residency Program 

Art in Makerpark

Four Month Residency

February-June 2024

> Fabrication at Makerspace NYC

February-June 2024

> Public art exhibition at Maker Park June 2024-March 2025

> six artists or artist teams
will be selected


Up to 6 artists or artist teams will be selected to create an outdoor public art piece that will be installed in Makerpark for 1 year. This is an opportunity for artists to learn how to develop artwork suitable for outdoor, public display. 

No prior public art experience necessary.

Apply with your idea now! The primary criteria our jurors are looking at is whether we think we can help you realize your project in the time allotted. 

Makerpark Art in the Park Residency Program is made possible with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 



2024 applications are now closed

Applications were due on December 31, 2023 at 11:59pm.



Makerpark Art in the Park Residency Program is made possible with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 


2024 applications now open!

Applications are due on December 31, 2023 at 11:59pm.



artist in residency faq

Who is eligible to apply?

Either individual artists or collaborative teams may apply, though each artist must be 18+. You do not have to be a Makerspace member.

What are the residency parameters?

Artists will create an outdoor public art piece, to be installed at Makerpark in Staten Island from June 2024- March 2025. 

Will there be anything else required of me to participate?

Artists must attend some planning meetings in Makerpark- at least one at the beginning of the residency period and at least one prior to installation. Additionally, 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.

Are there restrictions I should keep in mind regarding material, scale, or durability when submitting my proposal?

You may propose to use any materials that will last outdoors for one year. This can be a sculptural self-standing piece, or our shipping containers can be available for murals or wall-mounted work. There is no electricity in Makerpark, so projects that involve the need for power during exhibition must utilize other solutions. 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. 

What resources will be available to me during residency?

Artists may work out of either Staten Island Makerspace and Futureworks Makerspace at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Artists have access to fabrication tools at both facilities, will receive free tool training on equipment needed for their project, and be allocated a storage spot for their materials and work in progress. Additionally, artists or artist teams will receive a $750 material stipend.

Are there any additional costs I should expect?

Some specialty CNC machines may incur an additional cost, because we have one of our techs operate these machines. These include 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.

Can I expect any additional support during my residency?

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. That said, each artist will be responsible for fabrication.

Are there differences between Brooklyn & Staten Island facilities?

Yes! 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. Staten Island Makerspace also has more limited hours than our Brooklyn shop but we can coordinate access times with you. 

If you have any other questions, please email DB Lampman

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