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Call for Proposals: Artists-in-Residence Printmaking Fellowship – due 5/15/12

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut


Applications are now being accepted for printmaking residency fellowships at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) during 2012. A selected Fellow receives support for a two-week creative residency in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, an honorarium, travel allowance, a small materials stipend, and accommodation. A CCP staff printer provides a two-hour technical consultation at the beginning of the residency.

The artist-in-residence has access to all the resources of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Available in the main facility are: six intaglio presses; a Griffin lithography press; a Vandercook press; an acid room; silkscreen equipment and power washer, a paper mill; a computer design lab; exposure units for photopolymer plates; and a copier for paper lithography.

The Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage is adjacent to the main facility and provides private accommodation, with a fully equipped kitchen, private bath, laundry, air-conditioning, Internet and cable. The studio in the cottage is equipped with two presses exclusively for the resident artist’s use: a motorized Takach etching press (39” x 72”) and a Martech manual etching press (28” x 48”). The studio has excellent light, plenty of wall space and work surfaces, and a state-of-the-art ventilation system.

How to apply

A complete application must include:

  • A one-page proposal outlining your printmaking project and your goals for the residency (include preferred dates for your residency).
  • An up-to-date resume
  • 2 professional references
  • 5 images of recent work (full images, no details). These should be jpegs or gifs. High-resolution is not required at the application stage.
  • A listing of the works with full details (title, size, medium, date of completion)


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, reside in the USA or Puerto Rico and be able to work independently.
  • Artist-in-residence are required to participate in a community activity such as a lecture, panel discussion or open studios hours during the residency.
  • Send as an email with attachments to: by May 15, 2012. Enter AIR Application in the subject line of the email.

The Artist-in-Residence Fellowships are supported in part by the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Foundation.

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