The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions, education and public programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, provides FREE professional development opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area. The program consists of a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns, and brainstorms networking opportunities. Every two years, AIM introduces the work of 72 artists to a greater audience through the Bronx Calling exhibition and an accompanying catalog. Through the program's collaborative structure, participating artists are encouraged to build networks and envision their paths.

You can find more information about AIM here

Frequently Asked Questions


  • The AIM program is open to visual artists working in all media.
  • Please submit 8 recent works that best represent your practice.
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts will only consider complete applications. 
  • Please read submission instructions carefully in each section of the form.
To be eligible for the Artist in the Marketplace program, an artist must:
  • Live in the New York City metropolitan area. (Within commuting distance of New York City.)
  • Not be a student in a degree-granting program or its equivalent.
  • Not be participating in comparable career development program.
  • Not be a current employee, consultant, board member or major funder of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, or an immediate family member of such a person.
  • Not be AIM alumni
The Artist in the Marketplace program is supported by the Jerome Foundation.