Open Call: 2024-25 QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists

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The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists will grant two visual artists 20,000 USD each, individual studio space, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from Museum staff members working toward the artists’ projects. Fellows will have access to individual studios from January 2024 through January 2025. These one year fellowships will culminate in solo exhibitions in 2025.

On the occasion of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair, this year’s Open Call invites applications that respond to the complex history of the Queens Museum’s site and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Applicants are encouraged to join the Museum in critically engaging with the present-day implications of the Fair, which idealized American democracy by promoting industrial, international, and domestic cooperation through technology and culture. 

The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship is open to emerging visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City. The Queens Museum defines an emerging artist as one who is at the beginning of their public career. Eligible artists have completed their studies, but have not had solo exhibitions at commercial galleries or public institutions. Artists will have not yet received major grants comparable in amount to this fellowship.

Past Fellows
2014–2015: Meredith James, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Casey Tang
2016–2017: Ronny Quevedo, Sable Elyse Smith, Julia Weist
2018–2019: Alexandria Smith, American Artist
2020–2021: Asif Mian, Sydney Shen
2022-2023: Emilie Louise Gossiaux, Sonia Louise Davis
Application Deadline: October 29, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Click here to apply.

Information Session I
July 20, 2023 | 6:00pm–7:30pm EST via Zoom | Register here
Recommended for those with specific questions related to 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair

Information Session II
August 29, 2023 | 6:00pm–7:30pm EST via Zoom | Register here
Recommended for those with specific questions related to eligibility and the fellowship experience