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.


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.


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 multipurpose venue features private work space, programming facilities, and exhibition infrastructure to aid the creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists.


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


The Block Gallery is temporarily closed due to public health directives related to COVID-19.

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2020 | AIM Spring Fellows
2020 | AIM Fall 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.


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