Open Call

Open Call: Gallery Aferro Studio Residency

Gallery Aferro

No Funding
Newark, United States


Visual artists and writers. The gallery is located just 5 blocks from Newark Penn Station and is walking distance to other galleries in the city as well as a wide range of local businesses and notable sites. Many alumni have commented that the building is a kind of context within a context: an evocative repurposed 20,000 sq. ft. building in almost ceaseless use by a varied and lively population of gallery staff, volunteers, artists, youth, and community residents, all within the dense cultural, architectural and historical context of NJ’s largest city. Open flame based practice is not compatible with building. Please inquire with any questions!

Number of Participants

Collectives are welcome to apply, and there are no geographical restrictions.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 20, 2019 - February 20, 2020


  • $10.00 application fee
  • $275.00 program fee (monthly)


Gallery, Individual Studio, Library, Print Shop, Wood Shop


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition


Activists, Administrators, Architecture, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design


No languages listed

Program Description

Gallery Aferro is invested in creating and sharing resources for artists, and encouraging a genuinely accessible, engagingly rigorous environment where artists can make work as large or complex as desired. This open call is for artists and writers working in almost any media, and who would like to continue their creative practice in an urban studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The residency is a 6-month rotation with a monthly fee of $275, and the possibility of renewal after the initial term. For more than 10 years, resident artists at Gallery Aferro have had 24/7 access to large studios, ongoing first consideration for a range of on and off-site opportunities, access to our studio blog, and generous one-on-one career and technical support from staff. The growing network of residency alumni is an increasingly powerful, multigenerational group of contemporary artists working across media.

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