The AIR Gallery Fellowship program is looking for applicants. The program is 18 months of professional development culminating in a solo show. This opportunity is open to emerging and under-represented female artists.
The deadline for 2012-2013 Fellowship applications is 11:59 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2011.
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The A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program, in place since 1993, provides under-represented and emerging artists with a visible gallery space while focusing on building relationships with other more experienced artists and art professionals. By removing the financial responsibilities of membership, the Fellowship Program includes a younger and more diverse group of women artists in the artist-run nature of the gallery. A panel of outside curators, critics and established artists selects participating artists annually. Panelists visit the individual artists’ studios in preparation for their solo shows.
2012/13 Panel: Lauren O’Neill Butler, Artforum.com Managing Editor; Susana Toruella Leval, Curator and Arts Consultant, David Revere McFadden,William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Arts and Design.
Each participating artist has the opportunity to work with the gallery artists to staff gallery programs and activities, and plans and implements a special community project for the gallery during their tenure. The program is structured to give the involved artists the opportunity to develop their work in preparation for a solo show, to build relationships with other artists and arts professionals, and to learn about not-for-profit gallery operations. They leave the program with a series of naturally forged relationships, experiences and skill sets useful in continuing their careers as visual artists.
As art critic Holland Cotter recently wrote in the New York Times, “Most of the interesting American artists of the last 30 years are as interesting as they are in part because of the feminist art movement of the early 1970’s. It changed everything . . . . What art in the next 30 years will look like I don’t know, but feminist influences will be at its source.” Building on A.I.R.’s historical influence on contemporary art, the Fellowship Program uses the relationship between the gallery’s existing members and the new fellows to create an inter-generational dialogue critical to guaranteeing a future for A.I.R. as an alternative space for women artists.
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, a state agency, JP Morgan Chase through a re-grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as generous support from The Bernheim Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, Elizabeth A. Sackler, The Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, The Theo Westenberger Estate, and many generous individual donors to the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship.