OPEN CALL Aferro Studio Residency 2011

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 15, 2010, midnight

2 weeks left!

Aferro Studio Residency
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Now Accepting applications for 2011 artists in residence
Due December 15, 2010, 5 PM

About the Residency:

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 Aferro building can
accommodate up to 6 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

Alumni Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for
informal networking with local, national and international peers
afforded by residency in the building was one of the best aspects of
their experience, with self-organized activities such as collaborative
projects, book groups, dinners 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

The 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. 6-month slots are available
beginning Feb 20, 2011, with two residencies schedules offered: Feb
2011-Aug 2011 and Aug 2011-Feb 2012.

Artist Responsibilities:

$225 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.


There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media
may 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

Applications via email only.
Please use “Aferro Residency_Last name_First name” as your subject line.

Materials for Application:

A CV/Resume
Artist Statement
A proposal for what you would like to do with your residency/statement of need
Contact Information
Work samples: 10 jpeg images, under 1 MB each.

For film/video, please email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site links.
Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete