NEW YORK ARTISTS PROGRAM
A.I.R. Gallery invites self-identified women artists residing in the New York area to apply for our New York Artists Program. In 1972 a group of women artists founded A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Gallery—the first artist-run gallery for women in the United States. New York Artist members benefit from a supportive arts organization that encourages experimentation, provides resources and exhibition space, and allows artists to shape the gallery’s programming. The gallery’s professional staff assists the New York Artists in the development of their individual artistic careers and handles the daily operation of the gallery. A.I.R. takes no more than 20% commission on any work sold directly through the gallery and does not place any restrictions on an artist’s affiliations with other galleries.
BENEFITS & COMMITMENT
Each New York Artist presents a solo exhibition in Gallery I every 2½ – 3 years and is included in a summer group show every year. Each artist’s work is represented on the gallery’s website, and in the flat files. Additionally, all member artists may use the gallery space for meetings and events throughout the year. Artists may initiate programs and projects that enhance and extend their work and that of the gallery as a whole. A.I.R. Gallery’s Executive Director and Director of Fellowship provide artists with professional and curatorial support. The twenty New York Artist members serve as the board of directors and contribute to the financial support of the organization through membership dues.
MEMBERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Attend monthly meetings, serve on two committees each year
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
$500 initiation, $240 monthly membership dues
The gallery members review applications on a regular basis. We encourage you to apply soon because openings are limited.
All self-identified women artists living in New York, working in any media or materials, may submit an application. Artists working in video, new media, and installation, as well as traditional media, are encouraged to apply. A.I.R. seeks a diverse group of artists and approaches to art making. Current artist members review an applicant based first on the quality and maturity of her work and second on her expressed interest in participating in the gallery’s activities.
After the current artist members review an application, applicants are notified of their status. An artist member contacts applicants of interest and arranges a studio visit from A.I.R. Gallery members.
A.I.R. will not accept incomplete applications for membership. A complete application requires the following materials:
- 10 digital images or video **images MUST be the following size: 1000px high (variable width), 72 dpt & jpg
- Completed image list: file name, title of artwork, year, medium, and dimensions in H x W x D inches
- One-page Artist Statement (Word Document)
- Resume (Word Document)
- Two References
- Written Questions