2020 NXTHVN Curatorial Fellowship

The application process for the 2020 Studio and Curatorial Fellowships is now closed.  NXTHVN will begin accepting applications for the 2021 cohort beginning in May 2020.  We look forward to reviewing your materials then!

Each year, the NXTHVN Curatorial Fellowship Program selects two early-career curators from a diverse pool of applicants to receive co-working space in NXTHVN's state-of-the-art facility, and a generous stipend to cover living and material expenses throughout the Fellowship year. 


In addition to co-curating an annual Studio Fellows exhibition in the NXTHVN gallery—and producing both an exhibition catalogue and NXTHVN website content—the Curatorial Fellows have the opportunity to develop skills in exhibition planning and logistics. Curatorial Fellows have access to the Yale University Library and Art Gallery, and work alongside a Senior Curator who acts as a program advisor. 


2020 Curatorial Fellows are required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours of research time per week and 10 hours of mentorship time with their high school Apprentice. Additionally, Curatorial Fellows are required to engage in a series of group critiques, studio visits, and workshops with art world professionals.


Relocation is not a requirement but is suggested for Curatorial Fellows.


The 2020 Curatorial Fellowship includes:

  • A generous stipend of $20,000 for travel and research

  • The opportunity to co-curate an exhibition in the NXTHVN Gallery

  • The opportunity to co-develop and co-produce an accompanying exhibition catalogue

  • A fully-funded exhibition production budget

  • Dedicated state of the art co-working space for the duration of the Fellowship

  • Professional Development Workshops twice per month

  • Support from a dedicated NXTHVN Program Advisor

  • Access to the Yale University Library and Art Gallery 


Applicants to the 2020 Curatorial Fellowship Program are required to submit:

  1. A one-page Letter of Intent

  2. An updated resume or CV

  3. A 300-500 word exhibition idea, including budget*

  4. A $35 non-refundable application fee**


*Exhibition proposals should take into consideration NXTHVN’s stated mission, vision and values; the demographics of our local community; and suggestions for innovative ways to engage our community in exhibition content. The proposed budget should include line items for: shipping, fabrication/printing, installation, framing and equipment rental (if applicable).


** If financial assistance is required, please contact hello@nxthvn.com for more information.