A.I.R Fellowship Program

Sep 6, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017

A.I.R. Gallery

155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 11:59pm
Phone Number: 212-255-6651
Contact: info@airgallery.org
Website: https://www.airgallery.org/fellowship-program/

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former NY artist member, Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women 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.

In the last 24 years, more than 86 artists have had the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City with the support of the A.I.R. community. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and inter-generational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential for this process are a series of professional development workshops, the close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, scheduled studio visits through the year- including one with the panelists, and the participation in the Unforgettables Reading/Working Group.

A selection review is conducted by a panel of outside curators, critics, and established artists. The 2018-19 panelists are Lia Gangitano, founder of PARTICIPANT INC, a non-for-profit art space, presenting exhibitions by Virgil Marti, Charles ATlas, Kathe Burkhart, Michel Auder, Renee Green, and Greer Lankton, among others; Rujeko Hockley, is the Assistant Curator at the Whitney Musem of American Art, where she is a co-curator of the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection; and Lisa Oppenheim, artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

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Lia Gangitano Rujeko Hockley Lisa Oppenheim
Read more about this year's panelists HERE   

Open to all self-identified women artists living in the NYC metropolitan area

A.I.R. hosts two Information Sessions. It is strongly encouraged that applicants attend a session if possible. 
Fellowship Q&A Info Session on Tuesday, October 3rd, and Wednesday, October 18th, from 6:30-7:30 pm. RSVP required, limited seating available.

For more information and for FAQ click HERE


The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is supported in part by the New York State Council for the Arts, and the New York Department of Cultural Affairs. Private foundations include: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bernheim Foundation, PGS Millwork,  Scalapino O-Books Fund, and from individual donations to the Emma Bee Bernstein Fund.

Event Type: Call for Entry