NXTHVN 2023-2024 Studio and Curatorial Fellowships


169 Henry St
CT 06511


Feb 27, 2023


Jan 06, 2023

Each year NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program. The application is open until February 27, 2023. Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, and subsidized housing. Selected from an international pool of applicants, fellows relocate to New Haven to participate in NXTHVN’s mentorship-driven curriculum which includes professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice, for focused one-on-one mutual learning, which gives the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in creative fields. The fellowship year culminates with an annual group show at a prominent gallery space.

NXTHVN’s 10-month fellowships provide:

  • Curatorial fellows will each receive a $45,000 stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the fellowship year.
  • Studio fellows will each receive a $35,000 stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the fellowship year.
  • Optional, subsidized housing in the Dixwell Neighborhood of New Haven
  • Dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
  • Monthly professional development sessions
  • Access to NXTHVN’s professional network of field experts and guest speakers
  • Culminating exhibitions for curatorial fellows and studio fellows
  • An annual publication featuring writing and work by the fellows and apprentices
  • Opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
  • Vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market


  • Completing the entire 10-month residency program
  • Attendance at all professional development and advising sessions
  • Relocation to New Haven
  • Authorship and creation for most works completed onsite at NXTHVN
  • Spending 13 hours per month mentoring a high school apprentice
  • Proof of Covid vaccination is required. NXTHVN reserves the right to require additional Covid vaccines and safety protocols during the fellowship.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted online through Submittable. Selected applicants will be notified in April 2023. Please direct any application questions to hello@nxthvn.com