Our 2024 Emerging Artist Fellowship Open Call closed on June 3.

Applicants will be notified of jury selections in June

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Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship 2024

Fellowship Program: June - November 30, 2024
Exhibition: September 28 - November 24, 2024

Please read the program description and application requirements in full below before applying.



Safe Harbors of the Hudson's Ann Street Gallery is pleased to announce our third annual Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship. The program provides a supportive platform for early-career or under-recognized artists in Newburgh and the Hudson Valley, with a focus on artists from historically marginalized communities. The fellowship provides three artists with opportunities for mentorship, networking, and professional development as well as a $2000 USD materials and supplies allowance, a cohort exhibition in the  gallery during Newburgh Open Studios, and individual guidance toward identifying goals and further opportunities.


Under the umbrella of Safe Harbors of the Hudson (SHOH), a nonprofit organization that combines supportive housing and the arts, Ann Street Gallery (ASG) presents contemporary art through exhibitions and programming to create new opportunities for education and immersion in the arts in Newburgh. Ann Street Gallery’s exhibitions and programs seek to increase arts literacy and appreciation by engaging community and promoting forward thinking, socially responsive, and under-represented positions in contemporary practice.

The Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship aims to provide artists a supportive platform for experimental and substantive growth for a six month fellowship from June through November 2024. Located in the heart of Newburgh NY, Ann Street Gallery is situated at the nexus of community and the arts. Through the Fellowship, fellows have direct access to ASG's and SHOH's exhibitions and programming, explore the resources offered by Newburgh’s vibrant arts scene and cultural institutions, and the possibility to connect and engage with arts professionals and practitioners based in Newburgh and surrounding areas, and those participating in ASG and SHOH programming.


The Fellowship comprises both access to, and participation in, a supportive cohort led by the Gallery Director, and includes the mentorship of other local and regional artists and arts professionals.

We will meet regularly at the Gallery for:
  • Sharing and discussing fellows' work and fellowship project development
  • Professional practice workshops covering such topics as: artist statements and bios, budgets, CVs and resumes, research materials/methods, studio visit protocols, portfolios, project proposals, gallery talks, and building strategy and identity as professional artists
  • Guided exhibition planning, including promotional strategies, curatorial statement, layout, and installation
  • Arranged visits/tours of local and regional art institutions to broaden exposure to arts organizations and institutions in the Hudson Valley
  • Studio Visits to other practicing artists’ spaces, and to each others' work spaces if desired

Fellows will receive:
  • A materials and supplies expense allowance to support the expansion of each fellow’s practice and/or creation of new work in two payments: USD $1500.00/artist at the start of the program + $500 after completing the program and the exit interview at the final meeting
  • A fellowship cohort exhibition showcasing the fellows’ work at Ann Street Gallery (to open end of Sept/ pending schedule for Newburgh Open Studios weekend)
  • Regular access to the Gallery space, Open Reading Room, Safe Harbors Green, and other exhibition/event spaces at Safe Harbors as permissible
  • Opportunities for collaboration, public engagement, and experimental programming
  • Post-exhibition feedback, reflection & guidance toward identifying next goals and opportunities
  • A short post-fellowship interview and questionnaire


  • Applications open Tues April 30
  • Application deadline EXTENDED June 3 11:59pm EST
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions around June 10
  • Fellowship will run June through November
  • Schedule & deadlines TBA at 1st meeting
  • September 28 - November 24 - Approx. dates Fellowship exhibition at Ann Street Gallery
  • November 30 - Fellowship concludes

Image: 2023 ASG Emerging Artist Fellows installing their Exhibition, Re:Manifest


ASG welcomes applications from emerging (early-career or under-recognized) artists in Newburgh and the Hudson Valley, especially those from historically marginalized communities. In seeking artists with experimental practices within the visual arts, performance, and interdisciplinary practice, the selected fellows will form an essential part of Ann Street Gallery’s program and mission. The Fellowship places special emphasis on artists exploring narratives aside or sub-current to those formally acknowledged by art historians, especially practices that foster an active exchange with local communities or are rooted in exploring aspects of place, history, or non-dominant cultural competencies and practices.

Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellows are selected by an annual open call in the spring of each year. Artists may only apply to the Fellowship during the open call period. For full consideration, applicants should submit an artist statement, a CV or resume, a proposal outlining their interest in the program and their intentioned fellowship exhibition project (new work should be accomplished during the fellowship program, but may build on previous work), and a portfolio of completed creative work as outlined below. Artists will be selected by a jury led by Ann Street Gallery’s Director with members from the region’s arts community.


Please include your first and last name in the file name of every file you submit.

Please consider whether you can commit to participating in the full fellowship program before applying.

Please submit the following items to apply to the Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship; all items are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Current CV or resume
that includes your full contact information, education, significant exhibitions, awards, grants, residencies, published writings, and other experiences relevant to the application (3 pages max.)

2. Artist statement
(400 words max.)

3. Proposal outlining your interest and intentions:
please explain your interest in being a Fellowship participant, how you would benefit from participating in the full Fellowship program, as well as your proposed project for the Fellowship. Please explain how your work or proposed project fits within the context of Newburgh and/or the region (600 words max.)

4. Work Samples:
Please submit 10 work samplesYou may submit a pdf or jpegs of images. Videos, films, and sound recordings can be submitted as a document with up to 5 hyperlinks to external websites.Those applying as an artist duo/collaborative should only submit examples of collaborative work.

5. Work sample ID list:
Please submit a corresponding work sample identification list including title, date, medium/materials, dimensions/duration/or site as relevant, and short descriptions if needed.

6. List 3 professional references
who can speak to your practice, motivations, and potential as an artist. For each reference include their Name, Job Title, Relationship to you (how long and how do you know this person), Email, Phone & Website (if applicable).

Applications will be accepted through this online form.

APPLY HERE via Google Forms

To request a paper application, please email annstreetgallery@safe-harbors.org.

Questions about the fellowship can be addressed to annstreetgallery@safe-harbors.org

Please click here to visit our 2022 & 2023 Fellowship Program Archives to learn more about the program!

The 2024 Emerging Artist Fellowship is supported, in part, by the TD Charitable Foundation. The 2024 Fellowship Exhibition is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.