Since 1981, the Bronx Museum of the Arts has supported New York’s artist community through the AIM Fellowship, the museum’s flagship artist development program offering career management resources to guide emerging artists through the opaque professional practices of the art world.


Mentored by a distinguished faculty of industry experts, AIM Fellows engage in a four-month long series of intensive seminars and activities covering a wide range of topics including finance, law, media management, and writing, among others, to aid artists in building sustainable studio practices while expanding peer and professional networks. Since its founding, the AIM Fellowship has provided pivotal career support to a diverse roster of over 1,200 of New York's most promising artists.


The AIM Fellowship is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in summer 2021 for program updates and application procedures.



The Block Gallery is home to the Bronx Museum's celebrated AIM fellowship and artist residency programs. Named in memory of late Bronx Museum executive director, Holly Block, the program's incubator infrastgructure features private work space, meeting rooms, and exhibition facilities to aid the creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists.


The Block Gallery
80 White Street, 2nd Flr., New York NY 10013


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2020 | AIM Fellows
2020 | Block Gallery Residents

Dexter Ciprian is a Dominican-American visual artist living and working in The Bronx, NY. His work explores migration, diaspora and mythology.


Bang Geul Han is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, performance, text, and code. Her work ponders and probes the sociopolitical and cultural dimensions of body, language and gaze with special focus on storytelling in digital milieu. 


Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora working with photography, video, installation, and design to create portraits, installations, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement.



Friends of AIM is a dynamic circle of individuals who ensure that the Bronx Museum continues to offer vital resources and growth opportunities to New York’s most promising creative talent. Read more about supporting emerging artists through our Friends of AIM patron circle on our membership page.



AIM receives support from 80 White Street, Jerome Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Miranda Family Fund, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, The O'Grady Foundation, Friends of AIM, and generous individuals.











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