Fellowships / Residencies

Entry Date:

March 18, 2019






Creating a fellowship, like any other act making and holding space for the arts, is an expression of what and who we value. It is an intentional, creative act, representing an interruption of the inertia of the status quo.

Announcing a new fellowship supporting women artists of color:

Gallery Aferro is very pleased to announce the John and Lynn Kearney Fellowship for Equity in support of gender-based, racial and economic justice. The new fellowship, open to women artists of color of any age, will cover all workspace studio costs of six months for two artists annually, along with a restriction-free stipend and bespoke solo programming opportunities within the vibrant context of Gallery Aferro and Newark, NJ. Artist Bisa Washington will be the inaugural resident for 2019, with an open call for successive residents during 2019 and beyond to be announced later this spring.

If you're an artist, this fellowship- space, time, and money- could be yours.

If you know someone who could benefit from these fellowships, please tell them about us, and us about them.

If you want to discuss creating the next fellowship advancing equity at Gallery Aferro, let's talk. We can work together to model the world as we wish it to be. Email Emma Wilcox at ewilcox@aferro.org or 973 353 9533 to learn more about this amazing and surprisingly accessible possibility for you or your group.

2019-2020 Fellowships available for artists who are parents

Gallery Aferro is also very proud to announce a fourth year of the Sustainable Arts Fellowship, supporting artists who are parents. While the participation of such artists has always been a part of our residency culture, we are excited to be part of the Sustainable Arts Foundation's ongoing work to "normalize the still radical idea of a parent artist." An open call for artists will be announced later this spring.

To date, six artists have received the fellowship: Lisette Morel (2016), Caitlin Masley (2016), Mary Valverde (2017), Amy Faris (2017), Michael K. Taylor (2018), and Bud McNichol (2018). Fellows receive a workspace studio free of costs for six months, along with a restriction-free stipend and bespoke solo programming opportunities within the vibrant context of Gallery Aferro and Newark, NJ.

Contact Information:

Contact Name:

Emma Wilcox


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