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January 25, 2023

NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program.

DEADLINE: February 27, 2023


NXTHVN is pleased to announce the opening of its annual open call for studio and curatorial fellows. Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price in 2018, NXTHVN was designed with a core aim to build an alternative model of arts mentorship and career acceleration through a specially designed curriculum. 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. Through active participation in NXTHVN’s year-long programs, early-career artists and curators make personal strides and interpersonal connections that advance their careers.

NXTHVN provides the groundwork for artists and curators to emerge from the fellowship program as active professionals geared toward making significant contributions in art and culture through their creative work. In 2023, NXTHVN will welcome its fifth cohort of fellows from August 2023–May 2024. All application materials must be submitted online through Submittable. Selected applicants will be notified in April 2023. The Fellowship Application is available online at



  • NXTHVN encourages and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to apply for the fellowships. They do not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in their admission policies.



  • 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.