NXTHVN, New Haven, CT | January 2019-August 2019
NXTHVN announces inaugural studio fellows: Felipe Baeza, Jaclyn Conley, Kenturah davis, Merik Goma, Christie Neptune, Alexandria Smith, and Vaughn Spann.
The NXTHVN's Fellowship program bring together a diverse cohort of emerging studio-based artists and curators to develop and professionalize their practice within New Haven’s creative community.
Located in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, NXTHVN has designed a unique shared environment where artists and curators converge for an opportunity to make art, exchange ideas, and extend their networks. Our comprehensive year-long fellowships provide a stipend, dedicated work space, a professional development curriculum, and several mentorship opportunities with high school students to ensure the next generation of local talent is given a chance to excel in the fine arts.
Founded by artists Titus Kaphar and Jonathan Brand in 2015, NXTHVN, currently in development, is an ambitious art space housed in a former manufacturing plant in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable creative community that attracts and supports talent within and beyond New Haven. The NXTHVN team, with Deborah Berke Partners has designed a unique shared environment where artists and curators converge for an opportunity to make art, exchange ideas, and extend their networks. Our comprehensive fellowships provide dedicated work space, a stipend, a professional development curriculum, and mentorship opportunities. We combine these resources with a paid high school Apprenticeship program to ensure the next generation of talent receives the support and direction it needs. Immersed in the area’s rich intersection of art, academia and history, NXTHVN’s exhibition space, black box theater, and co-working space further create an atmosphere of collaboration, inclusion and social engagement.