Kenturah was selected to be one of 7 artists, along with 2 curators to participate in the inaugural year of the NXTHVN fellowship program. The fully-funded fellowships provide artists and curators with dedicated space, stipends and research opportunities to advance our practices.
Founded by artists Titus Kaphar and Jonathan Brand in 2015, NXTHVN is an ambitious art space housed in a former manufacturing plant in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Their mission is to cultivate a sustainable creative community that attracts and supports talent within and beyond New Haven. The NXTHVN team, with Deborah Berke Partners has designed a unique shared environment where artists and curators converge for an opportunity to make art, exchange ideas, and extend their networks. The comprehensive fellowships provide dedicated work space, a stipend, a professional development curriculum, and mentorship opportunities. They combine these resources with a paid high school Apprenticeship program to ensure the next generation of talent receives the support and direction it needs. Immersed in the area’s rich intersection of art, academia and history, NXTHVN’s exhibition space, black box theater, and co-working space further create an atmosphere of collaboration, inclusion and social engagement.