Highpoint Center for Printmaking is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking.
Three applicants are chosen to become Jerome Residents at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. These artists will receive:
Nine months of access to a state-of-the-art printshop
Technical support from the residency coordinator
Storage space for tools and materials
Use of inks and standard shop supplies
50% discount on Highpoint classes
Group discussions and critiques
Group exhibition and public reception at the end of the residency
Professional digital documentation of exhibited artwork
The Jerome Residency program is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques, and can provide original examples of such work. An “emerging” artist is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, yet has not received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment and recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. Highpoint and the Jerome Foundation reserve the right to review and determine applicant status as emerging.
Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking, as well as the quality and clarity of their plan for the residency. To be eligible, artists must illustrate proficiency in at least one traditional printmaking technique (intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monoprinting, or relief). Residents will be expected to observe Highpoint’s studio policies, guidelines, and etiquette as well as the conditions outlined in the Jerome Resident contract. Artists are also expected to give a brief gallery talk during their exhibition. Priority will be given to artists who have had little or no opportunity to work in a professional, non-academic printshop environment. Artists may not be a student during the residency period (September 2017 – May 2018). Minnesota residency must be maintained during the entire program. In addition, applicants must have resided in MN continuously since September 1, 2016 or earlier. Highpoint Center for Printmaking provides equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Highpoint is the premier community-access printmaking workshop in the Upper Midwest. The 10,000 square-foot, ADA compliant center is fully equipped to support intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting.
A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury applications. The jury will review all submitted materials and select three artists to be residents.
Public info meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 7-8 pm at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Applications due: Monday, July 17, 2017 by 5pm at Highpoint.
Notification: Late August 2017
Dates of residency: September 2017 – May 2018 (nine months)
To Apply: Click here for a PDF version of the 2017-2018 brochure and application. (687 KB)
Please direct questions to: Jerome Residency Coordinator,
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake St
Minneapolis, MN, 55408