2019-2020 QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP Program Cycle

The Program

Queer|Art|Mentorship supports a year-long exchange between early-career and advanced-career LGBTQ+ artists living in New York City — working together in pairs and as a class across five fields of creative practice (Film, Literature, Performance, Visual Art, and Curatorial Practice). Applications are open now!

Fellows apply with a specific project they would like to work on during the program and meet with their Mentors monthly to discuss their progress. Fellows also meet each month as a group. At the culmination of the program, each Fellow participates in a special exhibition — known as the “QAM Annual” — that showcases their practice and the progress of their project. The program begins in October and ends in October of the following year.

The Mentors

Thomas Lax (Curatorial Practice)
Rodrigo Bellott (Film)
Hao Wu (Film)
Kate Bornstein (Literature)
Gayatri Gopinath (Literature)
Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Literature)
Maria Bauman-Morales (Performance)
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen (Performance)
Lola Flash (Visual Art)
Yve Laris Cohen (Visual Art)

We encourage all interested applicants to familiarize themselves with the work of our Mentors. Bios for each Mentor are available here.

The Timeframe

Applications open: May 12, 2019
Intent to Apply Deadline: May 30, 2019
Application Deadline: July 18, 2019
Program Begins: October 2019

Each Mentor chooses the Fellow they will be working with during the program. Applicants selected to participate in the program receive year-long support (October 2019-September 2020) with once-a-month meetings with their Mentor. Fellows also meet monthly as a group, further engaging with a community of artistic peers across disciplines.

Application Details

To submit your intent to apply.