Residency Program


Local Project provides a multifunctional creative working environment of artists and cultural producers and in addition to a number of other opportunities in Long Island City, Queens, New York.STUDIO 2015

Local Project’s residency program is for local artists, as well as artists from all over the world, curators and cultural producers in all media. At LP we produce weekly events, workshops, informal networking events, as well as many open call opportunities that we encourage our residents to participate in. We have a welcoming community of other artists in the building.

Our space is perfect for: Public presentations, community engagements, artist talks, performance, studio visits, screenings and short term exhibitions. At LP we will help you develop your project and find resources to complete your ideas. You will also receive:

  • Website development support.
  • Documentation of your entire residency.
  • A 8×8 ft semi-private studio space.
  • Assistance through the LP internship program*
  • Free entrance to MoMA Museum.
  • Access to Material for the Arts, New York’s premiere reuse center.
  • Help finding local resources, entrance to neighborhood museums and meetings + meet-up with artist in the LIC, Queens area.
  • Exposure, LP has countless friends and opportunities.
  • Inclusion in the LIC Arts Open Catalog.
  • Inclusion in any open calls posted and/or produced by LP that can feature your work.
  • You will be part of our programming by developing public programs for the community during your residency at LP.
  • (*LP currently has a yearly internship program with the Information Technology High School, residents will be able to receive support through this program).
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by a panel of LP administrators. There are 3 and 6 month long residency options.
  • 3 month residence will conclude with a talk and presentation of a final project at our gallery space.
  • 6 month residency concludes with a 2 week exhibition and talk/presentation of a final project at our gallery space.
  • At the moment there is no financial support for a studio, however LP will work together with artist to seek financial support and individual donors to help artist during their residency stay. Monthly fee for the studio residency is $450. To apply please send an email telling us about your artistic practice and we will set up a visit, we are looking to find someone no later than December 1, 2015



I had a great experience having a studio at Local Project. A sense
of community is important to me and I definitely had experienced it here. I made friends and every day there was a chance to have a conversation with a studio neighbor. LP also provided a lot of support in form of tools, materials and valuable tips on how to improve my workspace as well as my workflow. I am so thankful and feel lucky to have had this studio as my first studio in New York.- Maria Dimanshtein, Nov, 2015

You guys were great !! Love the energy at the studio… Felt like a family and was truly inspired by the other artists and their passion for their artwork. Watching them create with this childlike liberation made me realize what I was missing. I opened my eyes last weekend and for the first time in a long time… I felt like me again… Having fun Painting … Creating…
I only hope that I can truly take advantage of this last month there and continue what I started this weekend.
Thank you for always welcoming me so warmly into local project !.- Lizeth Victoria, Nov, 2015