12 Month Printmaking Residency at the Lawrence Arts Center
Deadline: April 15, 2017
The John Talleur Print Studio is the only community print shop in Kansas. Its facilities support several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, silkscreen, and letterpress, and offer access to large scale
The residency will begin August 1, 2017 and end on July 31, 2018. The ideal candidate should have an MFA in printmaking, and be self-directed and able to work independently. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques.
– The resident will be provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and housing, free dental care, and 24 hour access to the studios, including ceramics, metal, photography, and digital media studios.
– Residents will teach a minimum of two classes each session with opportunities to teach more.
– The Arts Center will facilitate structured and unstructured opportunities to engage with the universities and broader community, and the resident will make at least one presentation each to the school district, university, and public.
– Residents are expected to perform 15 hours per week in studio maintenance, outreach to area schools, hanging print shows, or providing other exhibition assistance. Maintenance of the print studio includes: providing orientation to advanced print artists, organization and storage of type, monitoring and changing acids, and general studio maintenance and upkeep.
– The resident will assist in annual studio fund raisers and assist in the visiting artist program.
Residents will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery and they will receive and contribute to a publication about their exhibits. Curatorial and technical support provided by the Arts Center.