Open Call: Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship

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Open Call: Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship

Open Call:
Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship

Release: March 1, 2022
Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, April 22, 2022
Selection: April 30, 2022
Fellowship: May – November 2022
Exhibition: September 2022
Submission via Google Forms

Safe Harbors of the Hudson announces the Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship in support of local emerging artists, with a focus on those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). During the fellowship, three to five artists are provided professional development to further their practice, opportunities for mentorship and networking, a materials & supplies allowance, and representation in the gallery during Newburgh Open Studios.
The Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship aims to provide artists a supportive platform for experimental and substantive growth for a six-month period starting mid-May, running through mid-November 2022. Located in the heart of Newburgh NY, Ann Street Gallery is situated at the nexus of community and the arts. Through the Fellowship, artists have direct access to explore the resources offered by the city’s vibrant arts scene, cultural institutions and possibility to connect and engage with art professionals and practitioners who are based in Newburgh.
The fellowship comprises: 
  • A supportive cohort led by the Gallery Director that will meet regularly at the Gallery to discuss and share work
  • Workshops to expand fellows’ practices, develop their portfolios, resumes and artist statements, and build their identities as professional artists
  • Arranged visits/tours of local art institutions—such as Storm King Art Center, Dia: Beacon, the Hessel Museum, Magazzino, among others—to broaden exposure to arts organizations and institutions in the Hudson Valley
  • Studio Visits to Fellows’ studios and to other practicing artists’ spaces
  • A self-organized collective group exhibition showcasing the fellows’ work at Ann Street Gallery during Newburgh Open Studios
  • A materials and supplies expense allowance of USD $1500.00 to support the expansion of one’s practice and/or creation of new work.
  • Access to the Gallery spaces, Open Reading Room, Safe Harbors Green, and other exhibition/event spaces at Safe Harbors as permissible
We welcome applications from emerging artists (especially those who identify as BIPOC, and who reside in Newburgh or the Hudson Valley). In seeking artists with experimental practices within the visual arts, performance, and interdisciplinary practice, the selected fellows will form an essential part of Ann Street Gallery’s program. The Fellowship places special emphasis on artists exploring narratives aside or subcurrent to those formally acknowledged by art historians, especially practices that foster an active exchange with local organizations and communities, and are rooted in their value as cultural producers.
Selection and Criteria
Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowships are awarded by an annual open call at the start of each year. This is the only time artists can apply to the Ann Street Gallery Fellowship. Applicants should submit an artist statement, a proposal outlining their interest and intentions during the fellowship, and portfolio of work. Artists will be selected by jury led by Ann Street Gallery’s Director with members from Newburgh’s art community.
Submission Instructions:
Artists submit their work via Google Forms.
Alternately, download a paper application here.
  • Current CV or resume listing education, significant exhibitions, awards, grants, residencies, and published writings (3 pages max)
  • Artist statement (300 words max)
  • Proposal outlining your interest and intention for the Fellowship, explaining how you would benefit from participating and how your work fits within the context of Newburgh (1000 words max)
  • Portfolio of 10 work samples that includes corresponding captions and short descriptions. Videos, films, and sound recordings can include up to 5 hyperlinks to external websites. Those applying as an artist duo/collaborative should only submit examples of collaborative work (10 pages max)
  • List 3 professional references who can speak to your practice as an artist. For each reference include their Name, Job Title, Relationship to you, Address, Email, Phone, & Website (if applicable)
Submission Deadline:
Friday, April 22, 2022 11:59pm EST
Artists will be notified of selection by Saturday, April 30, 2022


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