Flushing Town Hall offers various opportunities for artists.
Our Monthly Jazz Jams run all year long, and are open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying Jazz, music educators and serious hobbyists. Typically held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Our Steinway baby grand and drum kit are available at each Jam. House Band and Jam Session led by members of the Queens Jazz Overground (www.queensjazz.org).
Don't play, but love Jazz? Come and listen! Occasionally, musician guests join the fun -- guests have included Don Byron, Kenny Brawner and Jason Kao Hwang.
$10/FREE for performers signing up to jam, members and students.
Gift Shop Consignment
Since 2009, Flushing Town Hall's Gift Shop has featured the work of Queens and Long Island based artists, selling the work of jewelers, ceramic artists, fine printmakers and musicians' CDs. Artists are periodically highlighted, and sometimes offer classes in their medium. For details on selling your work on consignment in the Flushing Town Hall Gift Shop, please contact Kevin Meegan, Director of Facilities and Operations, Kmeegan@flushingtownhall.org, 718-463-7700 ext 235
Since 2009, we have offered a Space Grant to emerging and mid-career artists who are developing or completing new work. Free use of the facility, such as the theatre, is available, with hard costs the responsibility of the artists. Space Grants have run from 1-6 weeks, depending on the artists' need and facility availability. Choreographers, Puppeteers, Film Makers, Circus Artists and Dancers have been awarded a Space Grant since 2009. Space Grant recipients are required to offer a culminating activity, such as a public performance, workshop or lec/dem. To discuss your project and eligibility, please contact Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2009, Exploring the Metropolis has funded a Composer-in Residence program at Flushing Town Hall. Selected composers, who must be based in Queens, are provided work space at Flushing Town Hall, and a stipend. Composers are required to offer a culminating activity such as a mini-concert or lec/dem. The application is available at: http://exploringthemetropolis.org/composers-residency/.
Throughout the year, we offer Master Classes in a variety of topics so that area artists may expand their skills and knowledge. Please refer to our calendar of events for dates.
Visual Arts Member Show
Each summer, we host a members' exhibition in our Galleries, with relevant themes and networking opportunities. Some of our members are professional Visual Artists, and some are serious hobbyists, who work in various disciplines, such as painting, 3-dimensional work, ceramic arts, collage, etc. For details on Visual Arts membership, and the annual exhibition, please contact Shawn Choi, Associate Director of External Affairs, email@example.com
Networking opportunities for Visual Artists to meet and discuss their work over coffee and cookies. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for dates.
Become a Teaching Artist
We offer an extensive roster of Teaching Artists in multiple disciplines and cultural traditions. For details, please see Teaching Artist (LINK under education). To be considered as a Teaching Artist, please contact Gabrielle M. Hamilton, Director of Education & Public Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org