Call for Artists: Special...

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The Lower East Side Printshop invites emerging artists of all disciplines to apply for the 2012 Special Editions Residency, a competitive residency program that allows emerging artists to create new work through exploration of printmaking. The Printshop offers an opportunity for artists to complete an important new body of work in collaboration with our experienced master printers, fully sponsored by the Printshop.  


Residencies will take place for a period of three to six months, including production time, scheduled between February 2012 and February 2013. Projects must be well under way and ready for production by October 1, 2012.


Artists are provided with technical assistance, financial support, and the time and space to explore printmaking. Experimentation and exploration of new materials and processes are welcome. No previous printmaking experience is required.


Residency includes:

• 12 day-long collaboration sessions with master printers during a period of three to six months, including project production/editioning

• Independent studio access during the residency

• All project materials

• Up to $4,000 stipend

• Print and internet publicity

• Catalogue and project 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 studio in New York City 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.


Application Deadline: December 2, 2011

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