PENUMBRA FOUNDATION OPEN CALL FOR RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
As a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level, Penumbra Foundation offers two programs dedicated to facilitate emerging artists with time, workspace, resources and support to get them and their work closer to the public in one of the most vibrant art cities in the world, New York. Application deadline January 31, 2022.
THE MUUS COLLECTION / PENUMBRA FOUNDATION RISOGRAPH PRINT & PUBLICATION RESIDENCY:
Risograph is a stencil based printing process. It is similar to silkscreen, in that the illusion of tone can be rendered via halftone dots. The program provides the opportunity for up to 4 artists to propose a photographic project to produce in print form at Penumbras’s Risograph facilities in New York City. It is particularly well suited to the production of small edition artist's books, photobooks, zines, and risograph print series, posters, and portfolios.
The Application must consist of a written project proposal, including supporting images of it and any existing mock-ups, pdfs, or maquettes that may be relevant to the project’s form as a book, or in print. The proposed project must provide of a statement of how well suited it is to Risograph reproduction.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM (A-I-R)
An emerging artist is someone in the early stage of their career, who takes risks and embraces challenges, and who hasn't yet established a solid reputation as an artist amongst other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.
The Penumbra Workspace Program facilitates six emerging artists with time, workspace, resources, and support to get them and their work closer to the distribution platform that is the city of New York. Artists either present a special project or ongoing body of work and use their time researching, photographing, experimenting, scanning, printing, working on an exhibition, and/or editing a book. For one month, the artists have access to Penumbra’s darkrooms, digital tools, alternative processes lab, and shooting studios as well as technical and theoretical support.
The Application consists of 20 work samples of a cohesive body of work, a detailed proposal, artist statement, resume, preferred time and duration of residency (from March through the end of July and from August until the end of November). Submissions are reviewed once a year by a rotating panel of arts professionals suggested by Penumbra-Workspace-Program Advisory Board and the Director of Programs that will decide based on supplied materials and feasibility of the applicant’s proposal.