Gallery Route One (GRO) is sponsoring two 18-month Fellowships beginning in January 2022. Fellowships provide opportunities to participate in a vibrant, non-profit gallery with an experienced gallery staff and practicing artist members.

The Fellowships include solo and two-person exhibitions as well as opportunities to participate in Artist Member exhibitions and Gallery Route One’s annual Box Show.

Who May Apply:

Artists between the ages of 21 and 40 living in the San Francisco Bay Area with:

  • A strong portfolio of completed work as well as work in progress
  • A committed fine-arts practice
  • An interest in and desire to participate in the work of Gallery Route One as outlined below under Fellowship Benefits and Fellowship Responsibilities

When to Apply

April 1 through October 15, 2021

How to Apply

Application is online at

Notification: November 15, 2021

Interviews: November-December, 2021

Fellowship Benefits

  • Solo exhibition in the Annex Gallery
  • Two-person exhibition in the Main Gallery
  • $1000 stipend to help with the costs of producing the exhibitions
  • Assistance in identifying and securing outside funding
  • Promotion for the solo and two-person exhibitions on the GRO website and in social media, broadcast media and print media
  • Inclusion in the annual Artist Members’ exhibition
  • Inclusion in GRO’s annual Box Show
  • Inclusion in the Alcove Small Works Gallery
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in producing exhibitions and other aspects of gallery management
  • Paid participation in GRO’s Artist in the Schools program(optional)
  • Mentoring from gallery staff and artist members in areas of interest to the Fellow

Fellowship Responsibilities

  • Gallery sit (approximately 6 hours every 6 weeks)
  • Perform a mutually agreed upon gallery job at the gallery and/or off-site (approximately 4-6 hours a month)
  • Attend virtual, monthly Artist Member meetings
  • Attend in-person Artist Members meetings and/or GRO organizational meetings
  • Attend in-person GRO events at the gallery such as exhibition receptions, fund raising activities, and/or community outreach activities.
  • Co-host a reception for the solo and two-person exhibitions