Community Papermaking Fellowship Application

The Dieu Donné Community Papermaking Studio provides individuals with an opportunity to work independently, and as part of a vibrant community, in a shared professional papermaking studio with flexible working hours and specialized papermaking equipment. Thanks to grant funding from the NY Community Trust, Dieu Donné is excited to announce a sponsored fellowship, granting one-month of free access to our Community Papermaking Studio to papermakers.

This opportunity will be awarded to three artists with papermaking experience within the United States. Fellowships may take place for one consecutive, full month (no exceptions). This one-month fellowship can be scheduled between June 3, 2019–December 16, 2019 or between January 6, 2020–June 30, 2020, based on studio schedule. This fellowship award also includes one adult class, to aid fellows in learning techniques they may be interested in employing in their personal artwork.

The 875-square foot wet studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is equipped with core papermaking equipment, materials, and resources for artists to create their works in paper with extended access to the studio from 8 AM – 12 AM. As members, artists will work alongside other artists in a dynamic studio setting and will benefit from becoming part of a thriving artistic and paper community. Members will have access to limited storage space for their materials, and pulp preparation, and be eligible to participate in our annual community studio exhibition at Dieu Donné. Artists can work up to 18 x 24” with a deckle box.

Community Studio Fellowship recipients will be given a thorough studio orientation prior to use, but artists are expected to work independently. Studio staff is available to answer general questions if arranged in advance, and special project assistance or technical instruction by Dieu Donné staff can be arranged for an additional hourly fee.

Housing is not provided. Artists are required to make their own travel arrangements, accommodations, and provide all of their own expendable materials. Consumable materials and fibers, such as papermaking fibers and pigments, are not included and are the responsibility of the fellowship recipient.

If you have any questions about this form, please contact Sarika Sugla, Studio Manager:


All artists and papermakers new to Dieu Donne’s community studio are welcome to apply. Past and current community members are not eligible for this fellowship. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Papermaking experience is required, as all community members are expected to work independently. Applicants will be asked to specify where their papermaking experience was obtained, whether through school, workshops, or apprenticeships. A papermaking reference must be included, and references will be contacted at the final stage of the selection process.

Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the shared studio is provided to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, sex, age, religion, sexual preference, or disability in admission, access, or employment.

Name *
Email *
Phone Number *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Submit 5-10 artwork images (Please submit files as JPGs, no larger than 1 MB each) *
Attach Image Descriptions containing the title, medium, dimension, and date of each work image (PDF only) *
I am available for a one-month fellowship to be scheduled during: *
Scheduling depends on studio schedule and availability. Fellowship will last one month between these time periods.
Attach Resume/CV (PDF only) *
Emergency Contact *
Please include name, title, email, and phone number
Artist's Statement *
(1,000 characters maximum)
Please list any papermaking courses or classes you have taken *
Include date, instructor, and places these were taken
How do you intend to use the studio? (Are you interested in sheet production, cast or laminate papermaking, pulp painting, etc?) *
Professional Reference *
Please include name, title, email, and phone number
How did you hear about this Fellowship?
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