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The Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking takes place in the recently remodeled Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. Within this space 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 and Session Schedule

CCP offers four application-based residencies per year, one during each 3 month session.

Sessions 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)

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

One of the goals of our residency programs, whether Professional Development or Self-funded, 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 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.

 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.


With each application, we ask for a full budget of a resident’s proposed project. Please include “cottage stay” among the line items, as well as estimated time with a Staff Printer. 

Cottage Stay: $1500 for 1 week, $1,000 each additional week

Materials and Supplies (plates, paper, etc.): Contact CCP for current pricing

Printer Fees: $65/hour Staff Master Printer, $55/hour Staff Printer Resident artists may  work independently or reserve time with one of CCP’s staff printers or professional collaborators on an hourly or daily fee basis.

All residency applications require a $35 application fee.

Funding support is available for the Session 3 (Summer) residency periods. If you wish to request funding assistance and are applying for a Session 3 residency period, please provide the amount required based on the proposed budget and detail those budget items that will require funding in the “Budget” section of the Google Form (only available for the summer session residency period).



  • 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. Travel, food, and materials are not covered expenses. 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 artists applying to Session 3 (Summer) only. Artists with other funding are not excluded from applying to Session 3.

For details about our facilities and equipment available during residencies, please visit our FACILITIES PAGE, or view the listing on the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2023