2010 Artist’s Residency

Residency Periods
Spring March 1- May 31
Summer June 1- August 31
Fall September 1- November 30

Deadlines (Postmarked by)
Spring January 1
Summer April 1
Fall July 1

Notification will be sent approximately 1 month after application deadline.

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 532-0304

Spudnik Press’ Residency Program provides the resources, equipment, and space for one artist per season to develop a body of print-based work. We hope to encourage and enable the production of high quality prints, and to contribute to the development of an emerging Chicago artist.

Spudnik Press will provide the Artist in Residence with materials for his or her project, unlimited access to the shop, and general feedback and assistance from Spudnik Press’ studio monitors and assistants. At the conclusion of the residency, Spudnik Press will host a reception displaying the work created during the 3 month period.

This program is open to all experienced printmakers. Spudnik Press does not have the ability to assist with travel and housing, and encourages only Chicago residents to apply at this time. Spudnik Press will provide all basic materials (full list is available on our website) as well as up to $250 to cover paper and additional materials.

We aim to provide a residency that is catered to the individual artist. Proposals may be for a traditional edition of prints, artist books, or projects involving a less conventional use of prints. Artists that wish to work collaboratively may apply together.

Spudnik Press is a community print shop that was established in 2007. We are located in West Town near Hubbard and Wood. We provide open studio hours two nights weekly to artists at various experience levels. We also offer periodic classes and special events. Spudnik Press is committed to encouraging dialog and connections between artists by creating a welcoming environment and accessible studio space.

For a more detailed materials list, please visit our website.
• Basic materials needed for woodblock, linoleum, screenprinting, plate lithography, intaglio, copper etching, and book binding
• Conrad Etching Press and blankets: Prints up to 24” wide
• Blick Etching Press and blankets: Prints up to 18″ wide
• Parks Lithography Press: Prints up to 24” plate
• Exposure unit and light table (30”x48”)
• Apple computer with CS2 Suite
• All basic studio materials (pencils, Xacto knives, spatulas cutting mats, paper cutter, etc.).
• HP Laserjet 5000 (output maximum: 11”x17”)

Spudnik Press will retain half of the edition of all work created. If a non-traditional edition is created, approximately half the artwork created will be retained by Spudnik in a way agreed upon by both parties. Sales from retained artwork will be used to continue to residency program.

The resident will be expected to meet periodically with the director of Spudnik Press to share works in progress. Application Finalists may be asked to meet with Spudnik to discuss the proposed project in detail.

Artists interested in developing a body of print-based work who lack the resources to do so independently.
Artists interested in the community aspect of Spudnik Press. There are no private studio spaces, and would like Artists in Residence to integrate with those who print regularly at Spudnik Press.
Artists able to work at Spudnik an average of at least 1 time weekly through out the duration of the residency.
Artists who have extensive knowledge of the area of print in which they wish to work in.