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Winter Residency Application Deadline: Sept. 15

Just a quick reminder…

Winter Residencies in Letterpress and Printmaking for
Artists and Writers

(You don’t already have to be a printer.)

Application deadline: September 15.


Are you an artist or writer fascinated by the possibilities of ink on paper
(in multiples, maybe)?

If so, you might enjoy spending a couple of weeks this coming January in Penland’s letterpress or print studio working with support and guidance from an experienced printer.

Here are the details:
These residencies offer self-directed time to pursue a proposed project in our excellent studios. Artists with any level of printing experience are eligible to apply. A lead printer in each studio will be available throughout the residency to offer technical and conceptual assistance as needed.

Through this program, Penland hopes to foster new connections and cross-pollination between writers, printmakers, letterpress printers, and all artists drawn to the versatility of print media. Past residents have created unique works and editions including (but not limited to) broadsides, prints, small publications, and artist books.

We are looking for artists who can working independently and are able to conceptualize a project that fits the time and equipment offered. Ten residents, including one writer, will be selected for each session-five residents for the letterpress studio and five for the printmaking studio. There are two sessions in our 2014 residency: Session 1, January 6-17 and Session 2, January 20-31.
The cost to each resident is $500. Penland will provide studio and housing; artists cover their travel expenses and supply their own materials and food. Meals are not provided, but housing includes access to a shared kitchen.

We have a new online registration process. Click here for more information, bios for the lead printers, and details about the application process. Applications are due by September 15.



Speaking of deadlines, there are several more on the horizon:

The Penland Core Fellowship, a two-year work-study program; the application deadline is October 15.
Our Resident Artist Program, which provides three years of low-cost studio and housing; the application deadline is November 15.
Spring work-study scholarships; the application deadline is November 29.