Spudnik Press’ Residency Program creates pathways for emerging artists to propel their artistic practice through access to facilities, staff, materials, and exhibition opportunities. It provides the resources, equipment, space and support to allow three artists each fall to develop a body of print-based work.
Spudnik Press provides three residents with with access to The Printshop and The Annex, unlimitedgeneral supplies, and a $200 Honorarium to support their proposed project. In addition to facilities and materials, the residency provides opportunities for critical dialogue and exchange. To this end, the residency term includes a studio visit with established artists, curators or gallerists as well as group critique opportunities with Spudnik Press’ Studio Fellows and members. At the conclusion of the residency, Spudnik Press organizes an exhibition or release event featuring the work created during the 3-month period. In conjunction with that exhibition, Spudnik Press staff works with residents to produce an editioned artist’s book which is released at the opening.
We aim to provide a residency that adapts to the needs of the individual artist. Proposals may be for an edition of prints, artist books, a self-produced publication, or projects involving a less conventional use of printmaking. Artists that wish to work collaboratively may apply together. Writers are welcome to apply, however they should have experience in any print process they wish to utilize throughout the residency.
The program is open to any artist comfortable working independently in his or her medium. Spudnik Press does not have the ability to assist with travel and housing and encourages only Chicago residents to apply.