Open Call

The Fifth Annual AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

AnkhLave Arts Alliance, Inc.

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Brooklyn, United States


Artists who are of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and or POC background based in NYC. Ankhlave Fellowship Expectations: Fellows will commit to monthly zoom and check ins to track progress of work, and participate in cohort critiques and studio visits leading up to both exhibits. Public Art Show Expectations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: The artwork will need to be sturdy to withstand the elements as well as close contact with the public for up to 6 months outdoors. Some maintenance throughout the summer may be required. The project will also need to be “family-friendly". Artists will work with AnkhLave and Brooklyn. Botanic Garden staff to select the location of their object according to Brooklyn Botanic Garden's guidelines.

Number of Participants

Five Fellows total. Each artist will create two works that are in conversation with each other. The first will be a public artwork presented summer 2022 on the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and another exhibited in a traditional gallery setting following the public art installations. The Public Art exhibit will be curated by former AnkhLave Garden Project Fellow, and current AnkhLave Curator in Residence, Cecilia Andre.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2023 - January 31, 2024


  • $1,000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $1,000.00-1000.00 stipend (one-time)


No meals

Public Programs



Conceptual Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Metalsmith, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Visual Arts


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Program Description

Theme - “Branching Out: Trees as Community Hosts”: Many species live interdependently under the canopy of a single tree, where a varied symbiotic ecosystem thrives. This same tree, however, is vulnerable to parasites, which can potentially drain its resources. Maintaining a protective ecological synergism is vital, and yields resources necessary for continued human life on the planet. The equilibrium of a protective social fabric promotes a healthy community in a similar way. The AnkhLave Garden Project is designed to amplify the voices of underrepresented artists from communities interacting within their “canopies”. This project for outdoor pieces examines ideal protective canopies, or the lack of thereof.

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