Printmaker in Residence Program – Megalo Print Studio, Canberra

Printmaker in Residence Program - Megalo Print Studio, CanberraDeadline: 31 October 2011

Open to: Australian and international printmakers at all stages of their careers.
Megalo’s Printmaker-in-Residence Program provides participants with a stipend and six weeks access to the Megalo Print Studios in Canberra. Participants have a choice of equipment and facilities including on fabric or paper, etching, lithography and . The purpose of the residencies is to support the making of new work that meets the program objectives of excellence and innovation. Megalo runs an .

Selected artists will receive:
•    A living allowance of $2,000
•    Materials allowance of $300.00
•    Extended access to the Megalo workshops for a period of 6 weeks
•    A place in the residency exhibition at the in 2012.
• International/interstate artists my also apply for an additional travel and accommodation subsidy of up to $AUD2,200 (international) and up to $AUD1,200 (interstate).


Key dates for applications for 2011 residencies

  • Applications open for 2012 residencies: 1 September 2011.
  • Applications closing date: Monday October 31, 2011
  • All applicants notified of the selection panel’s decision: Friday 9 December 2011
  • Timing of residencies: 1 February 2012 – 9 December 2012

Application forms

Applications for 2012 are open as of 1 September 2011.

Eligibility and selection of artists

Up to four places within the program are open to Megalo members and artists living in the ACT and region. One position is reserved for a visiting artist from interstate or overseas. Program participants should not be engaged in undergraduate studies in the year of the residency. All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision in December 2011.

It is expected that all printmakers-in-residence will be proficient in the print media in which they intend to work, unless a specific understanding has been established between Megalo and the artist through the application process. Applications from artists who are not printmakers will be considered where the artist intends to share or assign the stipend to a printmaker who will be responsible for production of their prints, any such arrangements should be clearly explained within the application.

Application Process

Applications must use the Printmaker In Residence application form available by emailing info@megalo.org  Please use the forms and instructions for image files provided and do not exceed the two page limit.

Selection will be undertaken by a panel and consider the merits of written proposal, availability of equipment and expertise, contribution made by the residency to Megalo’s overall program, as well as examples of recent print-based art work.

Applications must be posted to Megalo, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson ACT 2602, Australia. Emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Contribution from participants

Participating artists will contribute a representative body of work produced during the residency to the Megalo archive. The archive collection is used for the purposes of exhibition and scholarly research. Artists will be asked to present and discuss their work at a forum of Megalo members. Megalo will have the right to reproduce work made by residents for future promotion of Megalo programs but will in all such instances acknowledge the artist as being the maker of the work.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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