Call for Art: Commuter Gallery

The Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Port Authority is offering an Artist-in-Residence program in an effort to support emerging young artists to develop and deepen their practice within a community setting while also working to activate underutilized space. The Artist in Residence Program offers 3-month access to a studio space on the concourse level, directly above the PATH Journal Square Terminal of the Journal Square PATH Station. This residency is open to emerging and mid-career Jersey City artists working in all disciplines. The residency must culminate with a public exhibition of the work created during the residency period.

Residency Period: The residency will begin on December 13, 2021 and conclude on March 7, 2022.

Space & Support: The artist in residence will have access to a vacant storefront on the concourse level of the Journal Square PATH Plaza, which is approximately 560 square feet and is equipped with a sink and running water. The studio space includes a large-glass frontage which will remain unobstructed to allow commuters a glimpse at the creative activities while the studio is in use.

Compensation The artist-in-residence will receive $1,000 to supplement the purchase of art materials during the first month in the space.

Exhibition At the end of the residency, the selected artist is required to host a public exhibition of works created during their time in the studio. Installation and promotional support will be provided by the Office of Cultural Affairs. We have the right to request removal of any unsuitable materials. A complete list of prohibited topics/images are included in EXHIBIT A. Selection Criteria The artist-in-residence will be a Jersey City resident working with a distinct and new voice, with clear mastery of their media of choice, and exploring topics that are suitable for all audiences. Preference will be given to artists who are in the early or middle stages of their career. The selection committee is interested in giving opportunity and a platform to underrepresented artists.

Calls for Proposal Interested artists should submit a proposal expressing their reason for interest. This should reflect the practice realistically in scope and scale, though all types of practices are welcome.

Applications should include the following components:
• Proposal (500 words max) in body of email.
• Resume or CV, including contact information, PDF form.
• Digital portfolio, submitted in a single PDF, highlighting no more than 8 original works that represent the applicant’s style, quality and practice over time.
• Links for applicable videos or media may be included in body of email. • Email Applications to

• Applications due December 1, 2021
• Residency begins December 13, 2021
• Exhibition begins March 3, 2022
• Exhibition ends March 6, 2022
• Residency ends March 7, 2022

For a detailed explanation of what WILL NOT be acceptable for admission, please CLICK HERE