The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery.

In the last 28 years, more than 100 artists have had the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City with the support of the A.I.R. community. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential to this process is a series of professional development workshops, close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, scheduled studio visits through the year—including one with a selection panelist—and participation in the Unforgettables Reading/Working Group.

The 2022-23 Fellowship Selection Panelists are Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Gordon Hall, and Baseera Khan.

Eligibility: Must be: a woman or non-binary artist , 18 years of age or older , a resident, or living within commuting distance, of the New York City metropolitan area for the duration of the program (September 2022 – August 2023) , have not had a solo exhibition at a permanent commercial gallery in NYC in the last 10 years , not a student or enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time of the program, not participating in a comparable development, fellowship, or residency program at the time of the program at A.I.R., not currently a member, employee, or board member of A.I.R. Gallery, and have not had a solo show at A.I.R., not a Fellowship alum.

What you get: Sponsored membership with A.I.R. Gallery for one year (September 2022 – August 2023) , professional development workshops led by professionals in the field (Fall 2022), a solo exhibition in the Fellowship Gallery (Winter/Spring 2023), access to the gallery space, staff, resources, and career development assistance during program tenure, an artist-mentor at A.I.R. Gallery to work with throughout the program, one-on-one studio visit with one of the review panelists, participation in membership-based exhibitions, a stipend at the end of the Fellow’s participation in the program, pending available funding.


Deadline: 15/11/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

Artist in Residence, Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 30/11/2021