Frequently Asked Questions

What is the size of the studio space?    


Each studio fellow will be provided with 24-hr access to a private studio space, averaging 450 sqft, in the NxtHvn building. 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?


In addition to participation in critiques, studio visits and a curated group exhibit, fellows will have many opportunities to share their work and form new creative partnerships with Yale University, New Haven and New York City during their fellowship year.

What is the cost of the NxtHvn Fellowship?


Designed to increase access across economic and demographic backgrounds, the NxtHvn Fellowship is a fully-funded $35,000 fellowship made possible by generous donations from our supporters.

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


NxtHvn will provide a list of recommended accommodations, and work with participants to secure affordable housing for the duration of the program. Living stipends will be distributed on a monthly basis.

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


NxtHvn welcomes submissions until midnight (EST), the eve of May 15, 2018. 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?


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 June 1, 2018. 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