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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. Artists can choose to print for themselves, or work with their trained and experienced printers (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.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULE & REQUIREMENTS

Dates: The Dresden Residency is one month long, from mid-February to mid-March.

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).
  • 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 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: November 2024 – Applications for the 2025 Exchange will open November 1, 2024, and close November 30, 2024.

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

**Application links will appear here beginning November 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 and select an artist to be proposed to the Dresden representatives. The final decision remains with the inviting institution. The result is expected to be announced by the end of December 2024.

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

 

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