deadline: 1 November 2020
Call for entries

NXTHVN 2021-2022 Studio and Curatorial Fellowships
June 2021-May 2022, NXTHVN, 169 Henry st, New Haven, CT 06511

Each June, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and eight New Haven high school students to its annual Fellowship and Apprenticeship programs. Through a proprietary curriculum that focuses on mentorship, professional development, and skills training, members of the cohort cultivate their individual practices within a collaborative, community-driven context. Each fellow mentors a local high school apprentice, providing them with hands-on instruction in studio and curatorial practices. Through active participation in NXTHVN’s year-long programs, early-career artists and curators make the personal strides and interpersonal connections that advance their careers.

NXTHVN’s year-long Fellowships provide:

a generous stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the Fellowship year, which runs from early June to late May
optional, partially-subsidized housing in Dixwell, New Haven
dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
monthly professional development workshops facilitated by field experts
culminating exhibition and catalogue organized by curatorial fellows and featuring work by studio fellows
opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market that often go untaught in MFA programs

Expectations include:

completing the entire 11-month residency program
relocation to New Haven
spending at least five hours per week mentoring a high school apprentice

Fee $35 (please contact for application fee waiver)