Gallery Aferro Studio Residency Application

Residents will be awarded studios, each approximately 600 sq ft, for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the residency. The current Gallery Aferro building can accommodate 6-12 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work, commitment to their field, demonstrated need, and the ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and non-Newark residents.

Alumni Gallery Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with local, national and international peers afforded by the residency was one of the best aspects of their experience, with self-organized activities such as collaborative projects, and critique sessions. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the public. For installation based, or site specific work, the historical context of the building and the city at large, as well as the current context of an artist-run space, may be useful to the creation of new work.

Studios:
The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio.

Artist Responsibilities:
$250 a month fee. In addition, artists must utilize their studios a minimum of 40 hours per month, and contribute a minimum of 3 blog posts to the studio blog.

Eligibility:
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may apply, artist collectives and collaborative projects are strongly encouraged to apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions about your application, our space or what you might want to do with your time at Gallery Aferro.

Along with this form, please email at least 3, but no more than 15, examples of your work and your CV/Resume. Please use “Studio Residency_Last name_First name” as your subject line. For film/video, please email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site/vimeo links. Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete application. Please email all materials to submit@aferro.org.

If accepted, the information provided in this application will be used for press releases, Facebook posts, blog articles, etc. Please consider that as you compose your entries. If you have questions, or would like to see the available studios, you can email us or call during operating hours, Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm. The residency will run from February 20th through August 20th.

THIS APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 2ND, 2013. We will contact you once we have made our decision. We will receive and review your application so long as this form is entirely filled out and submitted along with your emailed work examples and CV/Resume.

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