ABOUT THE AFH STUDIO PROGRAM:
The Andrew freedman home studio program is a one year residency with a 6-month evaluation period, designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists. The Program provides studio space for artists to develop new projects, experiment in their practice, and fosters an interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere for those artists to interact with creatives from different disciplines and with the small business incubators dispersed amongst the studio spaces.
The AFH studio program encourages artists whose artistic practice is interdisciplinary and connected to community development and social justice. Artists working in digital media or technology are encouraged to apply for the spring 2020 residency. These topics are woven into the artist community within AFH, our public programming for 2020, and will be a consistent theme of the 2020 residency projects.
Artists in the AFH Studio Program assist in furthering our public programs or in developing workshops or other community-related projects in exchange for their free studio space. 2020 will see the development of a new Library lab series of public workshops, lectures, skill share sessions and artist professional development seminars, and the return of the AFH monthly Jam Sessions. Artists will also have the opportunity to submit art and other original materials to a new monthly AFH Zine which will feature content developed by AFH Artists.
While the program has a Bronx focus, artists outside of the Bronx and the U.S. are welcome to apply. The studio program strives to maintain a distribution of 50 percent local artists, 20 percent U.S.-based artists, and 30 percent foreign/international artists (with a particular focus on the Diaspora).
Our goal is to to bring together and support artists who share AFH’s commitment to strengthening the Bronx community, and we look forward to welcoming new artists into the program this year!
The application opens Monday, November 18th and closes December 31st at midnight. Once the application closes, submissions will be reviewed by the AFH Director, Deputy Director and Artist Residency Coordinator.
By the end of January, artists whose submissions are still under consideration will be contacted to set up an interview at The Andrew Freedman Home.
Selections will be announced at the end of February, with the residency term beginning in April 2020.
All artists wishing to apply to the studio program must submit the following:
- Name / Date of Birth / Address / Contact information
- Artist Website / Instagram / Facebook or articles
- Artist Bio
- Artist Statement
- Artist CV
- Include photos of 5 works created in the last two years, with accompanying artwork information (title, medium, dimensions, year completed)
- A proposal outlining how a studio at AFH will help your practice, and how you plan to engage the community and participate in programming while at AFH.
All Application components should be submitted in PDF format. If any components are missing, the application will not be accepted. Please submit to AFHarts@gmail.com with subject line “AFH Studio Application”.
- Monday, November 18th (Application Opens)
- Friday, December 13th (Information Session)
- Tuesday, December 31st (application Closed)
- Friday, January 31st (Artists selected for interview notified by this date)
- Friday, February 28th (Selected artists notified by this date)
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