Deadline: June 20
Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make their work, and encouraging an environment where artists can make work as large or complex as desired. This open call is to artists of any professional stage working in almost any media, and who would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The residency is a 6 month rotation with the possibility for renewal, requires a small monthly fee of $250, weekly studio time requirements, and participation in our Aferro Studio blog at http://www.aferrostudios.org
Participation in the residency program includes a platform to share and participate in a community of artists and others through informal networking and participation in seasonal open studios and artist talks at the gallery. Gallery Aferro is also dedicated to providing opportunities to our residents in the form of exhibitions, off-site talks, advocacy, visiting curators, and letters of recommendation. The studios average at about 525 sq. ft. per studio, are work-only spaces, and have dedicated storage space. The spaces offered are private studios, which the artist will have 24 hour access to. The gallery is located just 5 blocks from Newark Penn Station and is walking distance to almost every other gallery in the city as well as a wide range of local businesses and places to eat. This call is open to artists, local to Newark, NJ or not.