Open Call for Studio and Curatorial Fellows

Jan. 20, 2023

NXTHVN’s annual open call for Studio and Curatorial Fellows is open now through February 27th. Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price in 2018, NXTHVN was designed with a core aim to build an alternative model of arts mentorship and career acceleration through a specially designed curriculum. Each year NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program.

Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend ($45,000 for curators and $35,000 for artists), and subsidized housing. Selected from an international pool of applicants, fellows relocate to New Haven to participate in NXTHVN’s 10-month residency program, which includes a mentorship-driven curriculum consisting of professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice for 13 hours a month. The mentorship supports focused one-on-one mutual learning, which gives the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in creative fields. The fellowship year culminates with an annual group show at a prominent gallery space.

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Applicants are not required to have any formal training but must be at least 21 years old by the start of the Fellowship and cannot be enrolled in an academic program or other residency during the Fellowship year. Studio Fellows are required to reside in New Haven for the duration of their Fellowship. Please note that at this time NXTHVN does not cover travel or relocation costs.

NXTHVN encourages and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to apply for the Fellowships. They do not discriminate based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in their admission policies.

Applicants must submit their application through an online application form on Submittable. All information submitted on the application form must be in English or, if video, subtitled in English.

Application Info
Deadline: Feb. 27, 2023

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