A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Application
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former NY artist member, Stephanie Bernheim, in order to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.
In the last 25 years more than 92 artists have had the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City with the support of the A.I.R. community. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and inter-generational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential for this process are a series of professional development workshops, the close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, scheduled studio visits through the year- including one with the panellists, and the participation in the Unforgettables Reading/Working Group.
Since 2009, A.I.R. Gallery names one yearly A.I.R. Fellowship seat in memory of the artist, activist, writer, and feminist Emma Bee Bernstein (1985-2008). In recognition of Emma’s significant contributions as a young artist, the youngest A.I.R. Fellowship recipient receives the honor of holding the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship.