Velvetpark Residency is a project based work-studio, awarded through a selection process by open application. It is open to LGBTQ+ writers and visual artists to complete a proposed project.

Writers Application Now Open Sept., 20, 2020—deadline November 15th, 2020, 11:59pm. Awardee for the Winter/Spring term will be notified on or before Dec 15, 2020 and announced on the Vp site Dec 20th. Residency will commence January 5th, 2021. Winter/Spring term ends June 30th, 2021.

The studio will be awarded bi-yearly, and will alternate between writers Winter/Spring 2021, and visual artists Summer/Fall 2021 respectively.

Velvetpark‘s Residency award is for an artist, writer, creator at any stage in their career open to anyone age eighteen and above, who is not enrolled in an academic program. Applicant may request a 3 or 6 month term, as indicated in application form.

The Vp Residency is housed within Crown Studios, an artist building on a floor of eleven working arts professionals in the Crown and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York.

For almost two decades Velvetpark has recognized queer people in the arts, academia and activism, by featuring stories on, by, or about these individuals in the pages of the print magazine and online. It is in the same spirit that our residency program has been launched and expanded to include imaginative and enterprising LGBT+ creators, who need space to support and cultivate their work.

Covid 19 : Crown Studios has so far been a Covid-free environment. Current residents abide by state/city guidelines on safety precautions, in addition to rules followed at Crown Studios. Crown Studios common areas are cleaned regularly. Visitors are limit in number and all visitors must wear masks.

Please read our FAQs and Application Material Checklist before starting your application. Apply Here.