Shoestring Press welcome ongoing applications for residencies at our Brooklyn shop. While at Shoestring, residents work with the conceptual collaboration and technical assistance of our master printers, members, and interns to explore the frontiers of traditional print media.
Applicants should submit a digital portfolio of their work, preferably 10-15 pieces, CV, artist's statement, and a proposal dealing with their project. Most important to the proposal are the animating concerns the artist seeks to address. Suggestions for shared readings are a plus. Any technical ideas are important as well, but not required; developing the process of making the work will be an important part of the residency itself. Length of residency is variable, so include proposed dates.
Residencies at Shoestring Press include:
- Full access to our shop, which is fully equipped for traditional print processes: relief, silkscreen, lithography, and intaglio
- Collaboration, technical assistance, and production with Shoestring's master printer, members, and interns
- Affordable housing for out-of-town applicants ($300/mo)
- Use of a bicycle to get around New York
- Materials provided at-cost
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Shoestring Press opens our facilities to local printmakers, providing basic equipment and supplies for all traditional printmaking processes and flat storage for your work in progress. Our motorized press with 48"x30" bed converts to accommodate relief, intaglio, and lithography. We have a number of litho stones and a wide variety of silkscreens small and large available for use, in addition to storage for your own stones, screens, and plates. We are set up for etching intaglio plates and photo-exposing silkscreens, and can also accommodate some black and white photography. In addition to our facilities, we provide all the basic materials for printmaking, from ink and solvents to newsprint, rosin, stop-out - you name it. We also pool together to buy paper and other personal supplies at a bulk discount.
Memberships are $75/mo, $50 for full-time students.
Applicants should submit an Application Form, cover letter detailing past experience in printmaking and other media, a digital portfolio of their work, preferably 10-15 pieces, CV, and an artist's statement.
Shoestring Press welcome interns to work in our shop and home office. In the print shop, collaborate with our master printers, residents, and members, learn the techniques of traditional printmaking, and participate in producing print editions and artist books. In our home office, work directly with curators and staff on all the aspects of managing a small arts organization: grant research and writing, curatorial research and exhibition design, press outreach, exhibition installation, and programming implementation. Internships are flexible, and we are happy to work out a schedule and set of projects that cater to your individual interests.
Applications should submit an Application Form, a brief personal statement, a summary of relevant experience and learning interests, your intended level of time commitment, and contact information for 2 references.
There are currently have no open calls.
For any questions regarding exhibition and programming proposals or open calls, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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