A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. As an artist-run organization, A.I.R. fosters involvement through multiple tiers of representation: New York, National, Adjunct, and Alumnae Artists. A self-directed governing body, the organization is alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants. Collaborations and partnerships with outside organizations and individuals ensure a platform informed by a diverse community and representative of broad views. A.I.R. maintains a gallery space in Brooklyn, NY and exhibits the work of hundreds of women artists each year. In addition to public open calls: Generations, the Biennial, Currents, and the Postcard Show, A.I.R. hosts many events, lectures and symposia on feminism, art and much more. Our programs engage an audience across a broad spectrum of experiences while creating a lively discourse among artists. A.I.R.’s Fellowship Program For Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists provides a year-long career development intensive for six artists each year as well as life-long support and collaboration. Since 1972, when a group of visionary women artists opened the first gallery space at 97 Wooster Street in Soho, A.I.R. Gallery has been leading the way in championing women artists, increasing their visibility and the viability of their endeavors. 

A.I.R. GALLERY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
 
12-month sponsored membership and solo show opportunity for emerging and under-represented self-identified women artists

DEADLINE: WEDSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 AT 11:59PM

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for the A.I.R. Fellowship program you must be: 

  • A self-identified woman artist.
  • Have not had a solo exhibition at a permanent commercial gallery in NYC in the last 10 years.
  • Are residents, or within commuting distance of, New York City metropolitan area for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Not a student or enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time of the program.
  • Not participating in a comparable development program or residency program during your Fellowship.
  • Not currently a member, employee, or board member of A.I.R. Gallery, and never have had a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery.
  • Not a Fellowship alumna. 

  
Not sure if you qualify? Check our frequently asked questions page for more info.

If you still have questions, A.I.R. will host a free Info Session. It is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged that applicants attend the workshop if possible. The Info Session will take place on September 23, 2020 at 6PM

Artists awarded the A.I.R. Fellowship will receive a solo exhibition sponsored in full by the gallery, development workshops with a professional in the field, a one-on-one studio visit with one of the review panelists, an artist-mentor at A.I.R. Gallery to work with throughout the program, and much more.

Artists are required to develop and execute one community project in the spirit of A.I.R.’s community. Artists will present a brief artist’s talk at the opening reception for their exhibition. They are expected to commit to the participation in the program and A.I.R. community by attending events and workshops.


IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  

  • 72ppi, JPG, RGB files only.
  • Image may not exceed 1000 pixels in any direction.
  • Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
  • All file names must be labeled with Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions (H x W x D) i.e. Untitled 2, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 14x14 inches.jpg
  • You must fill in all fields and upload all 5 images in order for your application to be complete.

  
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

  • Video samples may not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • We will only accept a video artwork piece - NO 'behind the scenes' or 'personal statement' videos 
  • Video must be submitted as .MOV or MP4 format 
  • All file names must be labeled with Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions (H x W x D) i.e. Untitled 2, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 14x14".jpg.

  
ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

  • All questions should be answered to the best of your ability.
  • Resume and artist statement in PDF format ONLY.
  • THIS IS A BLIND REVIEW. Absolutely none of the submitted materials may include the artist's name—the artist's name may not appear in the file name or body of images, statement, CV, or any other submitted files. If a submitted file contains or is titled with the artist's name, the submission will be disqualified and the artist will not be permitted to apply until the next Fellowship cycle. 
  • Any application that does not adhere to our guidelines will be automatically disqualified 

  

SELECTION PROCESS

Each year, a rigorous selection review is conducted by a panel of outside curators, critics, and established artists. Through a multi-round process, artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work. A final interview and selection is made by A.I.R. Gallery Artists. A mandatory in-person interview is held prior to being accepted to the program. The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is open to artists working in all media and seeks to work with those that could benefit from the opportunities that the program offers.  Six artists will be awarded a Fellowship. This year's panelists include Anaïs Duplan, Michelle Kuo, and Xaviera Simmons.
 

A.I.R. Gallery reserves the right to omit any applications that do not meet our specifications.

If for any reason you do not get an email confirmation from submittable after applying, please email info@airgallery.org. All applicants will be notified by APRIL 2021. Please do not contact the gallery to inquire about your application.

NEW YORK MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

To apply for membership please complete all questions.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL FORM

Your application must include the following:

  • A 500 word proposal describing your plans and ideas for the exhibition
  • Resume (one page)
  • Artist statement (one page)
  • Please list one (1) reference with contact information
  • Images or Video
  • Ten (10) images related to proposed exhibition in 1000px high (variable width), 72dpi, JPG, RGB
    • Three (3) videos, each of which can be a maximum of three (3) minutes long. Accepted file types include Mp4, AVI, MOV, MPG. Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.
  • Completed image or video list

We have three different exhibition spaces, please consider this in your proposal. 

Gallery I- $3,600 (August ONLY) 

Gallery II- $3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

Gallery III-$3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

THE 14TH A.I.R. GALLERY BIENNIAL

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Curator: Jasmine Wahi


CURATOR'S THEME

A.I.R. Gallery is accepting submissions for its 14th Biennial from both national and international artists. The Biennial exhibition An A-Historical Daydream will investigate an idea of malleable time and space across a variety of histories. Histories are often singular narratives: they are agendized and unbalanced, and often promote a binary idea of ‘us vs. them’ or ‘conqueror and conquered.’ This exhibition invites artists to reconsider the popular histories that we have been taught, and to then radically imagine a space-time dimension in which colonialism—and hegemonic structures—never existed or existed in a different form. The exhibition asks artists to examine the breadth of speculative possibilities from both micro and macro angles. Artists can choose to focus on singular themes that are often associated with historical moments or identities, or they may choose to take a more directly narrative approach to fully exploring the possibility of entirely new worlds. 

Curated by Jasmine Wahi, Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum, the call is open to works of all forms and disciplines. Submissions that will be considered can range from studio art and design, film projects and publishing practices, sound and noise compositions. This year’s edition of the Biennial will not be limited to our New York space, also encompassing digital formats in order to accommodate those with limited mobility and those who are immuno-compromised.


CURATOR

Jasmine Wahi is an Activist, TEDx Speaker, Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space, and the Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multipositional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. In addition to her other work, Ms. Wahi is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department. She is a former board member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), and a volunteer instructor for the Girls Educational Mentoring Services (GEMS) group. Ms. Wahi’s curatorial work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art News, Art Forum, Hyperallergic, Bloomberg, VICE, and NOWTHIS, to name a few.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Images must be JPG files only.
  • Each image may not exceed 1MB and 1000 pixels in any direction.
  • Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
  • Videos must be .MOV or MP4 format only and must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Videos must not contain the artist name.
  • Text submissions must be in PDF format
  • Sound submissions must be in MP3 format
  •  THIS IS A BLIND REVIEW. Absolutely none of the submitted materials may include the artist's name—the artist's name may not appear in the file name or body of images, statement, CV, or any other submitted files. If a submitted file contains or is titled with the artist's name, the submission will be disqualified and the artist will not be permitted to apply until the next Biennial cycle. 


PLEASE NOTE

  • You must fill in all fields and upload at least 3 images in order for your application to be complete.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Applications will be reviewed in OCTOBER 2020. You may be notified as late as NOVEMBER 2020. Please DO NOT call the gallery about your application status. 


REMINDER: BASE APPLICATION FEE WILL INCREASE TO $40 AFTER SEPTEMBER 1ST

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