Special Editions Residency Program, The Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Application Deadline: December 2, 2008
The Lower East Side Printshop invites emerging artists of all disciplines and cultural backgrounds to apply for the Special Editions Residency 2009, a competitive national residency program for emerging artists to create new work through exploration of printmaking. The Printshop offers an opportunity to complete an important new body of work in collaboration with our experienced master printers, fully sponsored by the Printshop.
Artists, with or without printmaking skills, are provided with technical assistance, financial support, time and studio space to explore printmaking and complete a new body of work. Experimentation and exploration of new materials and processes are welcome.
The Printshop documents the artwork digitally for use in printed materials, including the annual editions catalogue, and on the internet. The Printshop also provides exposure opportunities through on- and off-site exhibitions and events. Awarded artists work alongside other emerging and mid-career artists in the Printshop's Collaborations Studio.
• 12 day-long collaboration sessions with a master printer during a period of three to six months, plus, production/editioning service; independent studio access during the residency;
• All materials, full access to tools and equipment;
• $2,000 stipend;
• Print and internet publicity and free slide documentation;
• Limited travel and accommodation stipends for artists living outside of New York City.
The Lower East Side Printshop, founded in 1968, is a non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work through experimentation and collaboration. In our classes, workshops, and exhibitions, a broad and diverse audience of enthusiasts, professionals, and institutions can learn about and collect prints.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to printshop.org