The Paul Robeson Galleries (PRG) is pleased to announce the open call of our Artist in Residence (AiR). This residency is open to visual artists who live or work within a 10-mile radius of Newark, New Jersey. The residency is for six months and is located at an initiative known as Express Newark (EN), part of Rutgers University – Newark (located in the former Hahne Department Store). This residency will be dedicated to a visual artist (defined in the broadest sense) whose practice has a focus on science and art, which might include environmentalism, and/or ecology. The artist will be chosen by Professor Alexandra Chang. Chang is Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, conducting research and teaching courses on subjects including Eco Art, Visual Cultures, and Decolonizing Practices. She is also the Interim Associate Director of the Clement A. Price Institute and the Associate Director of the American Studies Program at Rutgers University-Newark. The criteria for selection include an assessment of prior practice and a determination about the potential impact of the program on the individual’s artistic practice.

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• This six-month residency will include a dedicated, private, 325 square foot studio space in the Hahne

Building with 24/7 access.

• An exhibition at the end of the residency at the Robeson Campus Center Gallery.

• Expectation is that the artist will spend a minimum of 15 hours per week in the studio.

• The artist will receive a stipend of $1,200.

• Artists will receive Rutgers University ID card, and have free access to Adobe Creative Suite, Rutgers

Libraries and databases, the Foundation Center database, and recreational facilities on campus.

• No housing is provided.

• The residency will occur from April 22 to October 22, 2024.

• During the residency, the artist will be expected to participate in the life of PRG through hosting at least

one open studio, participating in one critique of student work and at least one public program (for

example, an artist talk)

• The artist must also be available for about up to five hours of studio visits with groups organized through

the PRG education program during their residency.


Artists applying for AiR must provide the following in the indicated file formats:

• Current artist CV with all contact details (PDF)

• An artist statement – 250 words about how and why you make art (PDF)

• Statement about objective – 250 words potential project or goal for residency (PDF)

• Up to 8 images of work created in the last five years (JPEG or TIF) or links to three time-based works (2

minutes in length or shorter). File names should follow the format “1_LASTNAME_Firstname”

• An image list with the details for the works – links (if applicable), title, date, medium,

dimensions/duration (PDF)

• Applications are accepted via email only:


• All applications are due by 11.59pm on March 10, 2024.

• The selected artist will be notified on or before March 29, 2024.


• Do not phone or email about the status of your application. The PRG will advise of the outcome as soon

as possible.

• Please do not send any additional material, it will not be considered.

• The following are ineligible to apply: full or part-time Rutgers staff, faculty and their immediate families

(“Immediate family” is defined by the following relationships: child, parent, sibling, spouse, common law

partners); Currently enrolled full-time students of any institution; Individuals who have been enrolled at

Rutgers University within the last four years & previous Paul Robeson Galleries Artists in Residence.


This map indicates a 10-mile radius from Newark. The chosen resident artist must be able to provide evidence that they live, work, or have a studio within this circle.


The Paul Robeson Galleries’ programs are supported, in part, by grants from The City of Newark (Creative Catalyst Fund), The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and by private donations. We are also supported by Express Newark, the Robeson Campus Center, and the Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers University-Newark.

Address 54 Halsey Street, Third Floor, Express Newark, Newark NJ 07102

Telephone 973 353 0707 Website