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Parent Residency Open Call at Gallery Aferro

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Gallery Aferro believes an artist’s success comes from persistent dedication to craft and creative output. The gallery is excited to announce their open call for a 6 month fellowship opportunity for any artist that is a parent. With the help of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers parents a space to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in Newark, NJ so they may continue to pursue their artistic vision while fulfilling other responsibilities. Anyone who has or shares a legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18 may enter as well. This includes a $1,000 stipend and waived studio fees.

There are two slots available, February 20, 2016 – August 19, 2016 and August 20, 2016 – February 19, 2017.

How to Submit:
Submit via email to with the subject line as “Last Name, First Name – ParentRes”
Please send submission materials as attachments.

Parent Residency Open Call

Submission Deadline: January 6th, 2016
Notification: January 20th, 2016

Every submission\proposal must include:
1. CV/Resume
2. Artist Statement
3. Proposal for what you would do with your studio and how participation in the program would be beneficial to you
4. Work samples, up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links
5. $10 USD fee per open call submission, via paypal on Contact Evonne Davis at for a fee waiver if necessary.

Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without all the other required material. Direct any questions to, please be aware that the gallery office will be closed between December 23rd and January 6th.

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