The AnkhLave Arts Alliance is a W.A.G.E. certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working for the advancement of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the contemporary art realm.
The organization invites applications for the AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). Five fellows will each have access to materials to produce two works that are in conversation with each other under the theme Branching Out: Trees as Community Hosts. The first will be a public artwork presented in summer 2023 on the grounds of the BBG, and the second will be exhibited in a traditional gallery setting following the public art installations. The public art exhibit will be curated by former AnkhLave Garden Project fellow and the current AnkhLave curator in residence, Cecilia Andre.
BBG will pay each artist an honorarium of $1,000 and reimburse up to $1,000 in expenses (materials, fabrication, etc.); one artist will receive up to $10,000 for the expenses/fabrication/installation of an original treehouse-inspired land inclosure.
Fellows will commit to monthly zoom meetings and check ins to track progress of work as well as participate in cohort critiques and studio visits leading up to both exhibits. The artwork will need to be sturdy enough to withstand the elements as well as close contact with the public for up to six months outdoors. Some maintenance throughout the summer may be required. The project will also need to be family-friendly.
To be eligible, applicants must be artists who are of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and or people of color (POC) background based in New York City.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the AnkhLave Arts Alliance website HERE.