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ABOUT CCP’s ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is fortunate to provide a dedicated studio for our Residency Program: the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. Within this space Resident Artists have the opportunity to produce a body of work in a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development—using traditional as well as innovative printmaking techniques. The intention of the residency is to offer artists uninterrupted time and privacy 24/7 in a well-equipped studio with onsite living accommodations.

This residency has proven to be an ideal opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. Artists can add to their work practice, explore new mediums, create an edition, or otherwise advance their printmaking skills. CCP strives to advance outcomes from the residency that stimulate original and inventive work that the artist might not otherwise have attempted absent these amenities.

RESIDENCY STRUCTURE & SESSION SCHEDULE

CCP accepts applications on a Quarterly basis. Quarters are defined as follows:

  • Session 1 (Winter): December – February (Deadline to apply JULY 1st)
  • Session 2 (Spring): March – May (Deadline to apply OCTOBER 1st)
  • Session 3 (Summer): June – August (Deadline apply JANUARY 1st)
  • Session 4 (Fall): September – November (Deadline to apply APRIL 1st)

Duration: Artists applying may request a one or two week stay during these periods.

Community Engagement: One of the goals of our residency programs is engaging our local community in an exchange of ideas and techniques. Artists participating in any of CCP’s residencies will have the opportunity to conduct a studio talk or teach a workshop for CCP artists/members and other artists in the Norwalk community and greater New York metropolitan area. CCP will work with the artist to schedule and promote the additional programming through various outreach methods, including social media, to ensure a broad audience.

Edition Expectations: A print or set of prints created during the residency will be retained by CCP to be included in our print archive as a record of the artist’s time at CCP.

RESIDENCY APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • A detailed Project Proposal. Please be as specific as possible (500 words maximum). We want to know what you want to accomplish during your residency and how the opportunity to come to CCP with its facilities, expertise, and staff experience can benefit your project development and uniquely help grow your printmaking practice. Consider the following:

    • Why us? What does a Residency at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking uniquely offer for your work?
    • Be forthright and clear about what you want to do and how we can help at a practical level.
    • Be conservative in your scope. We expect some level of completed work at the end of your Residency.
  • A Proposed Budget. See “Residency Costs” section below
  • 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. While we understand that printmakers often create art in other mediums, we expect the images submitted for this residency to be primarily Original Prints.
  • Two professional references who can speak about your work, provide name, contact information, and relationship/association to you
  • An application fee of $35 (use payment link above)


When the application is complete and fees received, the artist will receive an email indicating receipt. If you need additional information, please contact us at AIR@contemprints.org.

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. Decisions will be made within one month following the Application Due Date.

RESIDENCY COSTS

With each application, we ask for a full budget of a resident’s proposed project. Please include the following:

  • Cottage Stay: $1500 for 1 week, $1,000 each additional week (2-week maximum)
  • Production Fee: $20/day of printing. This fee covers standard studio supplies such as all cleaning solutions, paper towels, newsprint, black ink and modifiers. If you have questions about a particular supply, please contact us.
  • Materials: These include plates, paper, and most inks. Some materials may be purchased through CCP if desired; Contact us for current pricing.
  • Printer Fees: Resident artists may work independently and/or reserve up to 12 hours with one of CCP’s staff printers or professional collaborators on an hourly or daily fee basis. $65/hour Staff Master Printer, $55/hour Staff Printer
  • Do not include travel and food in your budget.

For details about our facilities and equipment available during residencies, please visit our FACILITIES PAGE.

RESIDENCY FUNDING METHODS

  • Professional Development – Artists teaching at colleges, universities, and high schools throughout the United States are invited to apply for one- or two-week residency based on professional funding guidelines at your institution. This opportunity is meant to further individual artistic objectives in printmaking. CCP will match 50 percent of residency costs to a maximum of $2,500 associated with the AIR. The Grace Ross Shanley Education Fund and other secured funds will provide underwriting for the matching funding.
  • Self-funding – All costs related to the project and cottage stay will be the responsibility of the artist unless funding assistance through CCP agreed to prior to residency start date.
  • CCP funded – In an attempt to expand opportunities for artists who may not have other funding, CCP has offered to underwrite funding for Resident Artists up to $5,000. This funding is available for artists applying to Session 3 (Summer) only. (Artists with other funding are not excluded from applying to Session 3.)
    NOTE: If you are applying for CCP funding support for the residency, please provide the funding amount requested based on your proposed budget. You may request “fully funded” or “partially funded.” If Partial, detail those budget items that will require funding. (CCP-funded residencies are only available for the summer session.)

For questions regarding Residencies or the application process, please email air@contemprints.org

 

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