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 often 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.


Applications for the 41st cycle of AIM taking place in 2021 will open in summer 2020. Check back in July 2020 for more information.


For more information on our alumni, visit the link below for a full list of program participants.


The Block Gallery is the Bronx Museum's artist training facility devoted to supporting the ongoing creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists. Named in memory of late Bronx Museum executive director, Holly Block, the multipurpose venue offers work space, exhibition facilities, and meeting rooms to aid the development of forward-thinking artistic practices.

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


The Block Gallery is closed for the winter; information on 2020 programming forthcoming.



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.




The AIM Fellowship and The Block Gallery receive support from 80 White Street, Jerome Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Miranda Family Fund, The New York Community Trust, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, The O'Grady Foundation, the Friends of AIM patron circle, and generous individuals. 





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.

2020 | AIM Spring Fellows
2020 | AIM Fall Fellows

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