Open Calls

OPEN CALL
Gallery Aferro/ Activate: Market Street

ILLUMINATED, INTERACTIVE, KINETIC, INSTALLATION
PERFORMANCE, FILM ART AND ANIMATION

For Exciting New Public Art Initiative, Newark, NJ
Opening October 10th, 2013
Submission DEADLINE August 20th, 2013, 5pm

Artists working in new media, film, neon, installation, performance, animation, interactive and kinetic art are invited to submit proposals for consideration to an exciting new program, Activate: Market Street. Gallery Aferro will occupy the storefront windows of 75 Market St., 77 Market St., 85 Market St., 93 Market St., and 101 Market St. with art works that can be viewed 24/7 by pedestrian audiences. Each space will be prepared and presented as a professional exhibiting space and openings will coincide with major events at our main gallery space at 73 Market Street. Each event will be promoted in print and online.

Artists should email the following to edavis@aferro.org, with the subject line “Last Name_First Name_Activate”

Every submission\proposal must include:

A CV\resume, artist statement, brief statement about the specific work you propose to show with us, contact information, google checkout order confirmation (see below) and work samples: jpeg under 1 MB or mpegs/clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links.

There is no minimum or maximum number of images to include. (Please include title, size, price and media information.)

There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout at www.aferro.org

If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. For more information about our gallery, events and programs please see our website www.aferro.org or www.activatemarketstreet.org, email questions to edavis@aferro.org.


Volunteer Opportunities: Immediate Openings

We are currently in need of volunteers for some general labor projects for throughout 2013 as we upgrade several parts of the gallery. Volunteers can help us move items, clean, paint and build. Skills with basic tools and light carpentry (drywall), wiring, etc… greatly appreciated but not necessary to make a big difference.

Gallery Aferro is also seeking volunteers to assist with gallery reception and light clerical assistance. These volunteers will answer the phone, assist visitors with questions and attend to the exhibitions during gallery hours.

To volunteer please email edavis@aferro.org or call 917 226 7821


Gallery Aferro Studio Residency: OPEN CALL

Now Accepting applications for February 20, 2013-Aug 20, 2013 artists in residence

Due December 30, 2012 5 PM

Email application to: submit@aferro.org

The Studio Residency program is offered in collaboration with Newark’s Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. Residents will be awarded studios, each approximately 600 sq ft, for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the residency. The current Gallery Aferro building can accommodate 6-10 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work, commitment to their field, demonstrated need, and the ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and non-Newark residents. Aljira Emerge participants and alumni are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Gallery Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with local, national and international peers afforded by residency was one of the best aspects of their experience, with self-organized activities such as collaborative projects, and critique sessions. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the public. For installation based, or site specific work, the historical context of the building and the city at large, as well as the current context of an artist-run space, may be useful to the creation of new work.

Studios:

The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio.

Artist Responsibilities:

$250 a month fee. In addition, artists must utilize their studios a minimum of 40 hours per month, and contribute a minimum of 3 blog posts to the studio blog.

Eligibility:

There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may apply, artist collectives and collaborative projects and also encouraged to apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions about your application, our space or what you might want to do with your time at Gallery Aferro.

Applications via email only. Please use “Studio Residency_Last name_First name” as your subject line. For film/video, please email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site/vimeo links. Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete application.

Materials for Application:

1) A 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) Contact information

5) Work samples: 10 jpeg images, under 1 MB each


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Administrative internship positions for 2013-2014

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: administrative intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating exhibitions, operations, development and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Administrative Assistants will work side by side with the Gallery Director on major

administrative and fundraising projects.

Responsibilities will include:

Creating and managing databases

Email and phone communications with studio residents, artists, arts organizations, curators, collectors and educators

Assessing and organizing resources for artists and programs

Scheduling delivery of artworks, services and communications

General gallery and administrative support for our many ongoing initiatives

The Administrative Assistant Intern will report directly to the Gallery Director, must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual and detail-oriented, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Social Media internship positions for 2013-2014

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: social media intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating marketing, operations and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Social Media interns will work closely with the Artistic Director to develop and promote Gallery Aferro events, resources and mission through our website, two program blogs, and social media outlets.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing content for our numerous social media outlets, including our website, two blogs, and Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc.
  • Working with artists and students to create and post content.
  • Video interviews and editing for social media.
  • Research into current and topical trends in social media relevant to our programs and mission.

The Social Media Interns will report directly to the Artistic Director, must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, experience with many forms of social media, excellent writing and communication skills, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products, experience with digital photography, and a basic working knowledge of consumer grade video cameras and editing. Required: punctuality, enthusiasm, and follow through on projects.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Curatorial internship positions for 2013-2014

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: curatorial intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operations and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Curatorial Assistants will work closely with and liaise between curators and exhibiting artists.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing online databases
  • Email and phone communications with artists, arts organizations, service suppliers etc.
  • Managing appointments and scheduling
  • Assisting with studio visits
  • Scheduling delivery of artworks
  • General gallery and administrative support as required by projects
  • Direct assistance to artists

The Curatorial Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director and must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products and experience with digital photography.