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Fellowship for Women Artists of Color

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Posted by: Gallery Aferro
Deadline: Thu, August 1st, 2019


Open Call: Fully Funded Studio Residency for Women Artists of Color The John and Lynn Kearney Fellowship for Equity at Gallery Aferro

Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ 07102 and

Deadline: 8/1/2019 @ 11:59pm EST, for Residencies starting 2/20/2020

Gallery Aferro announces the John and Lynn Kearney Fellowship for Equity in support of gender-based, racial and economic justice. The new fellowship, open to Women Artists of Color of any age, will cover all workspace studio costs of six months each for two artists annually, along with a restriction-free stipend and bespoke solo programming opportunities within the vibrant context of Gallery Aferro and Newark, NJ. Collectives are welcome to apply, and there are no geographical restrictions. The first six-month rotation is from February 20, 2020- August 20, 2020.

For more than 10 years, resident artists at Gallery Aferro have had 24/7 access to large studios, ongoing first consideration for a range of on and off-site opportunities, access to our studio blog, and generous one-on-one career and technical support from staff. The growing network of residency alumni is an increasingly powerful, multigenerational group of contemporary artists working across media. Participation in the residency program includes a platform to share and participate in a community of artists and others through informal networking and participation in seasonal open studios and artist talks at the gallery. As a presenting and workspace organization run by artists, we are dedicated to providing opportunities to our residents in the form of exhibitions, opportunities, advocacy, visiting curators, and letters of recommendation. The work-only studios average more than 600 sq. ft. per studio, and have dedicated storage space and high ceilings. The gallery is located just 5 blocks from Newark Penn Station and is walking distance to other galleries in the city as well as a wide range of local businesses and notable sites.

Creating a fellowship, like any other act making and holding space for the arts, is an expression of what and who we value. It is an intentional, creative act, representing an interruption of the inertia of the status quo.


Submit via email to:

Subject Line: “Last Name, First Name – Equity”

(Example: Smith, Jane – Equity

Only send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, google drive files, .jpgs, .png, etc. Do not send us oversized files like .tiff, .psd, or word docs from Pages)

Every submissions/proposal must include:

1) CV/Resume

2) Artist Statement

3) Proposal for what you would do with your studio and how participation in the program would be beneficial to you.

4) Work Samples: up to 10 examples of work to be shown with us (approx.1 mb images, clearly labeled youtube links, etc. Also include full information pertaining to each work sample including Artist’s name, work title, media, dimensions, edition, price, and/or any other relevant information)

5) $10 USD fee per proposal, via paypal on

**If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Candace Nicholson for a waiver at We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small fee only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our non-profit programs.

Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to visit during gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm, to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need at


Move in Date: February 20th, 2020

Posted on Mon, May 20th, 2019
Expires on Thu, August 1st, 2019

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