Visiting Artist Program
Each year St. Michael’s Printshop invites applications from international, national and provincial artists who wish to come and work at the Printshop for a one-month period. A total of six residencies are offered during the year (April 2020 – Nov 2020).

In order to be considered for the Visiting Artist program, interested artists must submit the following:

- 10 jpegs (each image file must be no larger than 1mb)
- Artist CV (3 pg max)
- Project Proposal (no more than 250 words)
- 1 or 2 Workshop Proposal/Descriptions (preferably beginner friendly workshops)
- Image List (include image title, size, year, and medium)

Deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2019.

Conditions of the residency

- The one-month residency must be completed during the period of April 2020 to November 2020.
- Two prints from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to St. Michael’s Printshop.
- One of these prints will be retained in the Printshop’s Archives, the other is used for fundraising purposes.
- During the residency, the artist will be asked to give a workshop for the membership of the Printshop.

Criteria used by Programming Committee

The Printshop Programming Committee is instructed to look for emerging as well as experienced artists. The jury has three large considerations when reviewing applications: artistic merit, feasibility, and assessing the benefit of the residency to the artist as well as the benefit to the St. John's/NL community. While basic technical help is available from staff, artists must show competency in their chosen medium to be considered. Workshop proposals are important, but should not be too elaborate or take more than two evenings or one day from the residency.

While residencies in other arts facilities often ask the artist to demonstrate a geographic-based justification for their residencies, proposals for residencies at St. Michael’s Printshop do not need to be linked to Newfoundland, Labrador or St. John’s. We are more interested in that the artists have a clear plan that they can accomplish in one month.

Benefits

- $1,000 Residency Fee for artists who reside in St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
- $1,500 Residency Fee for artists who reside outside St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
- 24-hour access to all facilities at the Printshop

St. Michael’s provides basic chemicals and solvents, newsprint, rags and black and white inks only. We do not provide coloured inks or personal consumables (sandpaper etc.). Please contact us for a full inventory of what is provided. A basic selection of papers, wiping fabrics and litho drawing materials are available for purchase at the printshop.

*International artists should note that materials may be considerably more expensive here, so it is recommended that materials be brought with you. These may include paper, and coloured printing inks. Because of our isolated location, ordering materials may take up to several weeks.

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