The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1966. The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community. QCA is now part of the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens.

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The Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 ArtPort Residency, in collaboration with the Port Authority New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport.
The Residency offers a unique opportunity to a Queens artist to interact with the thousands of visitors that come through the region daily within the airport, and bring an engaging cultural experience to the space.

The ArtPort Residency will be housed in the rotunda of the landmark Marine Air Terminal. During the 3-month residency period, the artist will set up a public studio to create new work in a dedicated 110-square foot space within the Marine Air Terminal, where passersby will be encouraged to engage in conversation about the project with the artist and view works in progress. The artist will also receive a stipend of $6,500.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 1 at 11:59pm
Please review our CALL FOR ARTISTS page prior to submitting your application. 

Technical issues with the online application form or questions about logging into submittable must be directed to or 855-467-8264. Other questions can be directed to Grants and Residencies Director Dan Bamba at

Artists will be notified on Thursday, March 12. At that point, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18

Please be sure to check your email for notifications on March 12. 

Queens Council on the Arts