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OPEN CALL: 2023-2024 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program


Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships [View all]
Posted by: A.I.R. Gallery
Deadline: Tue, November 1st, 2022

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery. This year’s Fellowship Selection Panelists are artist Justine Kurland, artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and art historian Jeannine Tang.⁠In the last 29 years, the A.I.R. Fellowship Program has given more than 100 artists the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential to this process are a series of professional development workshops, close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, and scheduled studio visits through the year—including one with a selection panelist.

Since 2009, A.I.R. Gallery has named one yearly A.I.R. Fellowship seat in memory of the artist, activist, writer, and feminist Emma Bee Bernstein (1985–2008). In recognition of Emma’s significant contributions as a young artist, the youngest A.I.R. Fellowship recipient receives the honor of holding the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship.


In the last 29 years, the A.I.R. Fellowship Program has given more than 100 artists the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential to this process are a series of professional development workshops, close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, and scheduled studio visits through the year—including one with a selection panelist.

ELIGIBILITY:
In order to be eligible for the A.I.R. Fellowship program you must:
- Be a woman or non-binary artist.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be a resident of New York City, adjoining counties, or the Hudson Valley (Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster counties). (September 2023–August 2024)
- Not have had a solo exhibition at a permanent venue in NYC in the last 5 years.
- Not be a student or enrolled in any degree-seeking program at the time of the program. (September 2023–August 2024)
- Not be participating in a comparable development, fellowship, or residency program during the Fellowship. (September 2023–August 2024)
- Not be a current member, employee, or board member of A.I.R. Gallery and must never have had a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery.
- Not be a Fellowship alum.

Artists awarded the A.I.R. Fellowship will receive a solo exhibition sponsored in full by the gallery, development workshops led by a professional in the field, a one-on-one studio visit with one of the review panelists, an artist-mentor at A.I.R. Gallery to work with throughout the program, and much more.

Fellowship artists are required to develop and execute one community project in the spirit of A.I.R.’s community. Artists will present a brief artist’s talk at the opening reception for their exhibition. They are expected to commit to participation in the program and the A.I.R. community by attending events and workshops.

 

APPLY HERE: https://airgallery.submittable.com/submit/93fa430a-29d6-4077-a5c6-4a9130e777d1/fellowship-20232024

More questions? Visit the Fellowship FAQ page here.

 

 

 



Posted on Mon, September 26th, 2022
Expires on Tue, November 1st, 2022

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