First and foremost, Culture Lab exists to directly support groups and individuals making a positive difference in our community. May that be in the arts, children’s services, education, the environment, or entertainment.
A huge part of our mission is to provide free space to other nonprofit organizations. We support them with technical needs, community outreach, staffing, scheduling and most of all, keeping this amazing space available for their use!
Culture Lab is proud to support the following organizations:
ArtStrong Classes for children with Autism
Association for Energy Affordability
The Blue Bus Project
ESL Art Tours
Flushing Interfaith Council
Fresh Air Fund
Gantry Parent Association
Girl Scout Troop Art Tours and Workshops
Habitat for Humanity
High School of Art & Design
Hunters Point Park Conservancy
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Institute for Public Architecture
LaGuardia Community College
LIC Arts Open
LIC Community Board Meetings
Local Project Young Curators
PS/IS 78 "Gallery as a Classroom"
PS78 and PS384 fundraisers and workshops
NYs Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Queens Council on the Arts
Queens Jazz OverGround
Queensborough Community College
Teen Art Salon
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Emergence Residency Program 2023
Emergence is an artist residency program that offers artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce new performing arts work.
Culture Lab LIC's Emergence Artist Residency is a developmental performing arts program geared toward the support and creation of new work. Always wanted to find the space and time to write your tech-hybrid dance show? Well, this is the residency for you! Created in 2021 by Culture Lab LIC co-founder and previous Director of Performing Arts, Tana Sirois, the Emergence Artist Residency program offers four artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce a new work.
Work created at Culture Lab LIC will be showcased on one of Culture Lab's stages and presented and promoted as a part of the Culture Lab LIC 2023 Season. Artists retain creative rights to the work created.
Submissions accepted November 16 - December 16
Selected artists anounced February 1, 2023
Past Artists in Residence
Our artists in residence program Has Provided Artists with exceptional talent and altruistic missions with free studio, rehearsal and performance space to create and develop work: