Frequently Asked Questions

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!

What are the 2020 Fellowship dates?

The Fellowship runs from January 6 - December 20, 2020

What is the size of the studio space?    


Each Studio Fellow will be provided with 24-hr access to a private studio space, between 600 - 1,000 sq ft, in the NXTHVN building. Studios will be assigned by NXTHVN. 


Curatorial Fellows will be provided with dedicated co-working space for the duration of the Fellowship year.


What opportunities will I have to showcase my work during the Fellowship year?


NXTHVN founders and board members assist in scheduling regular studio visits with major arts institutions, curators, collectors and arts and culture organizations. In addition, Studio Fellows will participate in an annual exhibition at the NXTHVN gallery, and a bi-annual, invitation-only Open Studios event.

Will I need to find accommodations if I am relocating to New Haven?


NXTHVN Studio Fellows must reside in or relocate to New Haven for the duration of the Fellowship. 


Relocation is not a requirement but is highly suggested for Curatorial Fellows. NXTHVN will provide a list of recommended accommodations, and work with participants to secure affordable housing for the duration of the program.

What is the final 2020 deadline for submitting my online application form?

NXTHVN welcomes submissions until midnight (EST), the eve of July 31st. All applications to the NXTHVN Fellowship must be submitted by the deadline, after which the online application form will be inaccessible.


Can I mail a hard copy of my application materials to the NXTHVN office?

No. Applicants must submit their application through Submittable, our online application form.


I am an artist with foreign citizenship. Am I eligible to apply?


International artists are welcome to apply for the NXTHVN Fellowship. However, NXTHVN will not be able to cover visa and/or travel expenses at this time.


Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?


Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Applicants will be notified of the results via email by September 30, 2019. Please ensure the email address provided on the application form is active.


How do I pay the application fee?


NXTHVN requires a non-refundable application fee per application, submitted through the online application form. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to a link to pay the application fee. This fee must be paid at the time of submission, as you will lose access to the payment page once the application has been closed.

If you are financially unable to pay the application fee, please contact us at