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about the fellowship

Founded in 2014, The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is dedicated to nurturing creative talent and independence in young people. It does so by funding young artists to realize extraordinary independent projects.


A merit-based award, the Fellowship welcomes young artists up to the age of 17, from any background or country, to submit proposals for the independent creation of artworks. The Fellowship will provide up to $10,000 of funding for the chosen Fellow's project, including but not limited to cost of materials, relevant museum or gallery admission, and/or tuition for creative instruction. Each year, the winning Fellow is chosen by a distinguished jury of artists, curators, gallerists, and established arts professionals. 


It is the Fellowship's belief that this early recognition, trust, and support will help foster lifelong independence and creativity in our Fellows.


The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship honors the creativity and independence of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. (1995-2012) while supporting young artists as they strengthen their skills and talent.




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