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Jerry Hiura Asian Artists Fellowship (JHAAF) is a four-week summer art fellowship program which will give fellows from a San Francisco-Bay Area community college and universities the opportunity to be a part of the art industry. Fellows will learn how to curate and produce art exhibits, create and coordinate community cultural events, work with established artists, and collaborate with surrounding communities and art organizations.

Fellows will learn and practice mindfulness exercises to uncover and unlock their full potential. We are providing this unique opportunity for them to build confidence to move forward in their artistic career.

Fellows will also receive monetary awards to use towards their expenses.

Additional Information

Where will the JHAAF program be held?

This program will take place in Santa Clara County.

Is this a paid fellowship?

Each student will receive a $4,000 stipend; Awardees are encouraged to use the cash prize in whatever means best supports their lives, from paying rent to financing new projects. 


When will JHAAF begin?

July 10, 2022, and end on August 5, 2022.

There will be only one session per year. 


Who is qualified to apply to JHAAF?

Asian community college and university students from the local Bay Area interested in a career in the arts are qualified to apply. Students do not have to be artists; those interested in art administration are encouraged to apply. Whether becoming an artist themselves, becoming an art curator, or just working with art in general, you are qualified to apply. 


Students from the following counties may apply as long as they can attend every session in person: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Monterey Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma.


What is required to apply to JHAAF?

  1. You will need to fill out the short application.

  2. Respond to prompts through a 500 words or less essay or a 1-3-minute video. 

  3. If you are an art student, submit your portfolio along with your application.
    All applicants are required to submit a copy of their current student ID

  4. Submit your resume.


Important dates:


Application will open on November 15, 2021

Application will close on December 31, 2021

Applicants will be notified via email by March 30, 2022

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