Open Calls

SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP FOR ARTISTS WHO ARE PARENTS
Fall 2018/Winter 2019 6-Month Rotation
Deadline: 6/23/2018 @ 11:59pm EST

Gallery Aferro believes that persistent dedication to craft and creative output is a formula for success as an artist, but we are also passionate about identifying and eradicating barriers, and increasing equity! These issues are particularly visible in the lives of artists who are also parents. Many of our responsibilities and experiences define our time and creative output. Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make art now, not later, and encouraging an environment where they can make work as large and complex as the vision of the artist. With the help of funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists that are parents* and would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The studio will be provided to the parent-artist for 6 months at no cost and will come with a $1000 stipend. The stipend and free studio will facilitate the parent-artist in coordinating effective time and energy to be spent in their studios.

*The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a “Parent” simply as “a person who is a father or mother” -or- “a person who has a child”, and although that may be a nice, tidy definition, we think it oversimplifies the term. A “Parent” we think can be defined in many ways that are definitely not tied to gender binaries or “having” a child. This open call is open to anyone who has or shares legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18.

This open call opportunity is for 2 available slots, August 19th, 2018 – February 19th, 2019 & February 20th, 2019 – August 20th, 2019. The studio is a newly renovated work-only space with large steel shelving. It is a private studio but the building is regularly busy with artists and art enthusiasts interested in collaboration and idea sharing. This call is open to artists, local or not, who are working in any media, and collectives may apply.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org

Subject Line: “Last Name, First Name – Parent”
(Example: Smith, Jane – Parent)

Only send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, google drive files, .jpgs, .png, etc. Do not send us oversized files like .tiff, .psd, or word docs from Pages)

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 to10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links
5) $10 USD fee per open call submission, via paypal on aferro.org.
**If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Emma Wilcox at ewilcox@aferro.org for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to stop by during gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm, to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need at info@aferro.org

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 6/23/2018
NOTIFICATION: 7/21/2018
Move in Date: August 20th, 2018

Due to the quick turn-around time Gallery Aferro will not accept late applications whatsoever.


Open Call: Studio Residency
Fall 2018 6-Month Rotation
Deadline: 6/23/2018 @ 11:59pm EST

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ, USA
http://www.aferro.org &
http://www.aferrostudios.org

Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make their work, and encouraging an environment where artists can make work as large or complex as desired. This open call is to artists of any professional stage working in almost any media, and who would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The residency is a 6 month rotation with the possibility for renewal, requires a monthly fee of $275 – $400, weekly studio time requirements, and participation in our Aferro Studio blog at http://www.aferrostudios.org

Participation in the residency program includes a platform to share and participate in a community of artists and others through informal networking and participation in seasonal open studios and artist talks at the gallery. Gallery Aferro is also dedicated to providing opportunities to our residents in the form of exhibitions, off-site talks, advocacy, visiting curators, and letters of recommendation. The studios average at about 525 sq. ft. per studio, are work-only spaces, and have dedicated storage space. The spaces offered are private studios, which the artist will have 24 hour access to. The gallery is located just 5 blocks from Newark Penn Station and is walking distance to almost every other gallery in the city as well as a wide range of local businesses and places to eat. This call is open to individual artists and artist collectives, local to Newark, NJ or not.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org

Subject Line: “Last Name, First Name – Residency”
(Example: Smith, Jane – Residency)

Only send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, google drive files, .jpgs, .png, etc. Do not send us oversized files like .tiff, .psd, or word docs from Pages)

Every submissions/proposal must include:
1) CV/Resume
2) Artist Statement
3) Project Statement: Describe in detail the projects you would like to focus on during your residency and demonstrate the need for the space in relation to the work and community.
4) Narrative Bio, third person (‘Smith is an artist who…”) of apprx. 150-250 words
5) Work Samples: up to 10 examples of work to be shown with us (approx.1 mb images, clearly labeled youtube links, etc. Also include full information pertaining to each work sample including Artist’s name, work title, media, dimensions, edition, price, and/or any other relevant information)
6) $10 USD fee per proposal, via paypal on aferro.org
**If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Emma Wilcox for a waiver at ewilcox@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small fee only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our non-profit programs.

Applicants are encouraged to stop by during gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm, to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need at info@aferro.org

NOTIFICATION: 7/21/2018
Move in Date: August 20th, 2018

Due to the quick turn-around time Gallery Aferro will not accept late applications whatsoever.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: Dual Studio Practice/Arts Administration Internship

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Dual Studio Practice/Arts Administration Internship positions for Spring/Summer 2018

Eligibility:

Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Jacob Mandel at jmandel@aferro.org with the subject line: Studio Admin Intern

Gallery Aferro’s Dual Studio Practice/Arts Administration Internship is an exciting and innovative internship program that involves the intern working directly with Gallery Aferro staff as well as in partnership with 1 of the gallery’s studio residents. During the internship, participants will spend 1 to 2 days a week working directly with Gallery Aferro staff assisting with operational tasks and another day of the week assisting one of the gallery’s studio residents directly in their studio. Participants in this internship program will get hands on experience with artist assisting as well as non-profit gallery management. Interns will gain valuable career experience across a wide range of media specific skills and processes. The artists in the residency are matched with the interns based on expressed interest in a particular medium or process that the artist is actively engaged in. In the past, interns have assisted with the organizational process leading up to a major exhibition, learned how to create molds and plaster casts, and assisted with organizing and producing a large paper-making workshop in the street behind the gallery.

Gallery Aferro’s Studio Residency has 18 studios and over 20 artists working in them across all media. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a media specific practice (i.e. sculpture, video, printmaking, etc), learn valuable new skills from professional artists through hands-on participation in their process, network with an extended group of creatives and community members in Newark and beyond, as well as learn non-profit management skills and participate directly in the growth and operation of the gallery.

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, and a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays, experimental music compilations, and exhibition catalogs. Gallery Aferro also offers educational resources including school tours and a community book room.

Responsibilities will include:

•Creating and managing online databases
•Event production (exhibition openings, poetry and yoga nights, annual fundraiser, etc)
•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 Dual Studio Practice/Arts Administration Intern will report directly to the Gallery Manager and Artistic Director as well as the assigned studio resident 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. Candidates should have a serious passion for their own artistic practice and a commitment to learning.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Administrative internship positions for 2018

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 Assistant Interns 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 2018

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 2018

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.