Since 1980, 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, that 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.


Please check back in July 2021 for AIM 2022 application cycle updates.




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.




2020-2021 | Artists in Residence

Dexter Ciprian is a Dominican-American artist living and working in the Bronx whose work explores migration, diaspora and mythology. 


Bang Geul Han is an interdisciplinary artist probing the sociopolitical and cultural dimensions of body, language and gaze with special focus on storytelling in the digital milieu. 


Tiffany Smith is a lens-based artist from the Caribbean diaspora who creates portraits, installations, and assemblages that explore issues of identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement.


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