Special Editions Residency Program

Special Editions Residency ProgramDeadline: 2 December 2011

Eligibility: for emerging artists who lives in US but are not student

Residencies will take place for a period of three to six months, including production time, scheduled between February 2012 and February 2013. Projects must be well under way and ready for production by October 1, 2012.

Special Editions Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as those who are under-recognized and under-represented, at early stages in their careers.

Students enrolled in any kind of degree program are not eligible.

Only artists who are current legal residents of the US are eligible to apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders).

Past recipients of the Special Editions Residencies are ineligible.

Artists from all disciplines and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply, printmaking experience is not required.


All applications will be evaluated for their artistic excellence by the selection panel consisting of five artists and art professionals.

Selection will be completed in February 2012. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by email.

Program description: Special Editions is a competitive national for emerging artists to create new work through exploration of printmaking. The Lower East Side Printshop offers an opportunity to complete an important new body of work in collaboration with one of our two experienced master printers, fully sponsored by the Printshop.

Artists, with or without printmaking skills, are provided with technical assistance, , time and studio space to explore printmaking and complete a new body of work. Experimentation and exploration of new materials and processes are welcome.

The Printshop documents the artwork digitally, in printed materials including the annual catalogue, and on the Internet. The Printshop also provides exposure opportunities through on- and off-site exhibitions and studio visits. Awarded artists work alongside other emerging and mid-career artists in the Printshop’s Collaborations Studio.

Residency includes:

12 day-long collaboration sessions with a master printer during a period of three to six months, plus, production/editioning service; independent studio access during the residency;

All materials, full access to tools and equipment;

Up to $4,000 stipend;


Printed and internet publicity and free slide documentation;

Limited travel and accommodation stipends for artists who live outside of New York City.

Special Editions residencies have been supported in large part by .

Application checklist:

1) up to 8 images of recent work on a CD.

Images should be in JPEG format, resolution 200 pixel/inch, maximum dimensions 800 x 800 pixels, RGB color mode. Title each image as “your last name_your first name_#” (ex. Smith_Pat_3.jpg). Images will be projected from a Mac computer.

Write your name on the CD.

2) image list: your name, work title, year, medium, and dimensions

3) artistic resume

4) application form

Print out all documents and mail with your image CD. Application materials will not be returned.

Please do not send any additional materials, the Selection Panel will not review unsolicited material.

If you are experiencing difficulties with the online application form, you can DOWNLOAD a PDF form.

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


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