Year-long Fellowships

The NXTHVN Fellowship Program catalyzes art careers and long-term creative connections through mentorship, professional development, and hands-on training.


The Cohort 4 fellowship dates run from August 22, 2022 – May 31, 2023.

NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and nine 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 August to May
  • Optional, partially subsidized housing in Dixwell, New Haven
  • Dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
  • Monthly professional development sessions
  • Access to NXTHVN’s professional network of field experts and guest speakers
  • Culminating exhibitions for curatorial fellows, studio fellows and high school apprentices
  • An annual publication featuring writing and work by the fellows and apprentices
  • Opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
  • Vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market

Expectations include:

  • Completing the entire 10-month residency program
  • Attendance at all professional development and advising sessions
  • Relocation to New Haven
  • Spending 13 hours per month mentoring a high school apprentice

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