Call for entries
Deadline: 1 December 2012
Gallery Aferro Studio Residency:
Now Accepting applications for February 20, 2013-Aug 20,
2013 artists in residence
Due December 1, 2012 5 PM
Email application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Studio Residency program is offered in collaboration with Newark’s
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. Residents will be awarded
studios, each approximately 600 sq ft, for 6 months, with 24 hr
access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, a
solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an
end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the
residency. The current Gallery Aferro building can accommodate 6-10
artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of
work, commitment to their field, demonstrated need, and the ability to
interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim
for a mix of Newark and non-Newark residents. Aljira Emerge
participants and alumni are encouraged to apply.
Alumni Gallery Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance
for informal networking with local, national and international peers
afforded by residency was one of the best aspects of their experience,
with self-organized activities such as collaborative projects, and
critique sessions. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a
unique and valuable aspect of the program was temporary ownership of a
platform to interact with the public. For installation based, or site
specific work, the historical context of the building and the city at
large, as well as the current context of an artist-run space, may be
useful to the creation of new work.
The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces
with minimal amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must
be prepared to actively use their studio.
$250 a month fee. In addition, artists must utilize their studios a
minimum of 40 hours per month, and contribute a minimum of 3 blog
posts to the studio blog.
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media
may apply, artist collectives and collaborative projects and also
encouraged to apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and
other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions
about your application, our space or what you might want to do with
your time at Gallery Aferro.
Applications via email only. Please use “Studio Residency_Last
name_First name” as your subject line. For film/video, please email
mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site/vimeo links. Please do not refer
us to a general website link or send an incomplete application.
Materials for Application:
1) A 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) Contact information
5) Work samples: 10 jpeg images, under 1 MB each
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