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NXTHVN welcomes submissions during our annual open call. Our rigorous selection process aims to identify applicants who illuminate NXTHVN’s mission and push us to think in innovative ways about our own community.

Fellowship Application

Eligibility & Non-Discrimination

  • Applicants must be 21 years old by the start of the fellowship and cannot be enrolled in an academic program or other residency during the fellowship year.
  • Applicants are not required to hold an art degree or to have received any formal training.
  • Fellows are required to reside in New Haven for the duration of their fellowship. Applicants may be based in the US or internationally. PLEASE NOTE: at this time NXTHVN does not cover travel or relocation costs.
  • NXTHVN encourages and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to apply for the Fellowships. We do not discriminate based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in our admission policies.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit their application through our online application form on Submittable. All information submitted on the application form must be in English or, if video, subtitled in English. Please thoroughly review the application requirements before beginning your online application. Please ensure the email address provided on the application form is active. Other requirements can be found on the Submittable platform.

Selection Procedure

A panel of NXTHVN staff and alumni will make admissions selections based primarily on the quality of the image and writing samples – as well as the applicant’s ability to clearly express their desire to join our program at this point in their career (statement/video of intent). Interviews typically take place in the spring, and the final cohort is announced shortly thereafter.

FAQ

What are the Fellowship dates?

The 2022-23 fellowship runs from August 22, 2022-May 31, 2023.

What is the size of the studio space?

Each Studio Fellow will be provided with 24-hr access to a private studio space, between 500 – 820 sq ft, in the NXTHVN building. Studios will be assigned by NXTHVN.

Curatorial Fellows will be provided with a dedicated office and resource library for the duration of the fellowship year.

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

NXTHVN founders and staff assist in scheduling regular studio visits with major arts institutions, curators, collectors, gallerists and arts and culture organizations. In addition, Curatorial Fellows produce an exhibition in the NXTHVN gallery, Studio Fellows participate in a group exhibition at commercial gallery selected by NXTHVN staff, and an Open Studio event takes place in the spring of each year.

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

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

NXTHVN provides housing on campus made available to fellows at a partially subsidized rate

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 help cover visa fees only, but not travel expenses.

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. Please ensure the email address provided on the application form is active.

Does the Fellowship program have an application fee?

No. NXTHVN does not charge an application fee.

DOES NXTHVN PROVIDE STIPENDS FOR ITS CURATORIAL AND STUDIO FELLOWSHIPS?

Yes, all selected Fellows will be awarded a stipend which will be disbursed in increments throughout the year.

Our Curatorial Fellows will each receive a $30,000 stipend for the fellowship year.  
Our Studio Fellows will each receive a $20,000 stipend for the fellowship year.

 WILL I NEED TO FIND ACCOMMODATIONS IF I AM RELOCATING TO NEW HAVEN?

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

NXTHVN provides housing on campus made available to fellows at a subsidized rate. NXTHVN’s on campus housing is largely 2-3 bedroom apartments. Each fellow has their own bedroom with access to shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space. NXTHVN strives to accommodate families within NXTHVN housing.

Now Accepting Apprenticeship Applications! All exhibitions at NXTHVN are currently closed and resume June 25, 2022