NxtHvn Curatorial Fellowship

Each year, the NxtHvn Curatorial Fellowship Program selects four Fellows from a diverse pool of applicants to receive co-working space in NxtHvn’s new building and a generous stipend to cover living and material expenses throughout the fellowship year.


In addition to co-curating an exhibition, the curatorial fellows have an opportunity to develop advanced skills in the logistics and concepts of exhibition-making, to enhance professional development skills and to form new creative partnerships within the art communities of Yale University, New Haven and New York City.


Curatorial Fellows are required to engage in a series of mentorship sessions, group critiques, studio visits and workshops with gallerists, curators, collectors, visiting artists and high school apprentices.


The Curatorial Fellowship includes:

  • $3,500 stipend for travel and research

  • PostMasters exhibition publication

  • Fully funded exhibition budget

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

  • Professional Development Workshops twice per month

  • Assistance from a high school apprentice

  • Co-curated exhibition in the NxtHvn Gallery

  • Support from NxtHvn Program Advisor

  • Access to the Yale University Library and Art Gallery 


Applicants to the Curatorial Fellowship Program are required to submit:

  1. A one-page letter of intent

  2. An updated resume or CV

  3. A 300-word exhibition idea 

  4. A preliminary budget*

  5. A $35 non-refundable application fee


*The preliminary budget is subject to change, and should include line items for artist/loan fees, shipping, fabrication/printing, framing and equipment (if applicable).

Please apply to this fellowship through Submittable.