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ABOUT CCP’s ARTIST RESIDENCY EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Beginning in 2024, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking is excited to be able to offer an annual artist residency exchange with a print studio in Dresden, Germany! The Grafikwerkstatt Dresden was founded in 1958 by a group of Dresden artists, and is now a professional fine art printmaking shop, a meeting place for contemporary artists, and a space to foster artistic collaboration. Their studio can accommodate relief, intaglio, and lithography. Like CCP, artists need to be self sufficient while printing in the Grafikwerkstatt studios, but they do have trained and experienced printers on staff (who speak English).

For this Residency Exchange, Grafikwerkstatt Dresden will select an artist from their membership to come to CCP for a month, and CCP will send an artist from our membership to go there for a month. They have a longstanding exchange program, and artists from other countries will attend at the same time for the collective month-long residency. Other recent participants have come from Greece, Sweden, Poland, and France. The artists stay at the Raskolnikoff Guest House, a centrally-located pension, since the print studio is in a more commercial neighborhood in the city. In addition, the City of Dresden holds an accompanying exhibition of work by each artist to kick off the residency period.

Note! Our inaugural resident from March 2024, Nomi Silverman, will be giving an artist talk about her experience in Dresden. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the exchange, and is highly recommended to anyone considering applying. The talk will be at CCP on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 2:00. Click here to learn more and RSVP. A recording of the talk will be posted to our YouTube channel the following week.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULE & REQUIREMENTS

Dates: The Dresden Residency is one month long. Upcoming dates are September 25 – October 25, 2025.

Artistic Requirements:

  • The Residency Exchange Application is only open to current CCP Members. Become a member or renew your membership here.
  • Artists must be established and experienced printmakers (not beginners or students). They must be able to work independently on their Residency Project without the help of print staff. This residency is not intended as a time to learn new skills.
  • The Residency Project must be in one of the following Traditional Printmaking processes: Intaglio, Relief, or Lithography.
  • CCP’s artist will need to bring past examples of their work to hang at the beginning of the residency, since Dresden holds a kick-off exhibition rather than a closing exhibition.

Costs: Currently, CCP cannot offer any funding to our selected artist. While we are working on securing an underwriting, the negotiations are still uncertain, so interested artists must be able and willing to pay all travel and residency costs if needed.

  • Included in the Residency: Accommodations at the Raskolnikoff Guest House, All Studio Equipment, Staff Print Assistance, 50 EUR materials stipend.
  • Not Included: Travel Expenses, Food, Materials.

RESIDENCY APPLICATION PROCESS

Application Period: April 2025 – Applications for the Fall 2025 Exchange will open April 1, 2025, and close April 30, 2025.

Prepare the following materials ahead-of-time for submission via an online form:

  • A detailed Project Proposal. Please be as specific as possible (500 word maximum). We want to know what you want to accomplish during your residency and how this exchange opportunity can benefit your project development and uniquely help grow your printmaking practice. Be forthright and clear about what you want to do and how you plan to implement your project at a practical level.
  • CV (2 page maximum) and Artist Bio (250 words)
  • Seven-ten images of recent work related to your proposal¬†(jpgs, 5MB max each), with an accompanying image checklist specifying Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions, and Edition
  • Two professional references who can speak about your work, provide name, contact information, and relationship/association to you
  • An application fee of $15 – Can be paid online by clicking HERE

**Application links will appear here beginning April 1.
When the application is complete and fees received, the artist will receive an email indicating receipt. 

Interview: An interview will be requested of all artists who are accepted into the final round of decision-making. This interview will be conducted via Zoom with representatives of the AIR Committee.

Decision: CCP’s AIR Committee will review each application for adherence to the terms and intention of the residency, and provide those approved applications to the Dresden representatives for final selection. The final decision remains with the inviting institution. The result is expected to be announced by early June 2025.

For questions regarding Residencies, please email air@contemprints.org

 

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