Residency Program


The production of new print-based artwork plays a central role in the Spudnik Press Cooperative Residency Program. The program provides artistic and financial support to each resident artist. Equally important, each resident artist provides our members and our community at large public programming and professional development opportunities.


The Spudnik Press Cooperative Residency Program supports a broad range of artists including those working outside the discipline of printmaking and in communities outside of the Chicago area. Resident Artists will bring new resources, perspectives, and professional connections to the various audiences that Spudnik Press serves, including first-time printmaking students, emerging artists, professional artists, art collectors and supporters.

Through integrating the production of innovative and well-executed print-based work with public programming and educational opportunities, the Residency Program strives to increase public awareness and appreciation of printmaking and its role in contemporary art practices.

Program Overview

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Residency Program provides mid-career to established artists one to six weeks of full studio access and the support necessary for the production of new print-based artwork. The Residency Program supports a broad range of artists, including those working outside of the discipline of printmaking and in communities beyond Chicago. Each residency will be modified to adapt to the interests and needs of the individual artist.

The Resident Artists also play an integral role in the Spudnik Press community, bringing new perspectives, experiences and resources as they partake in a variety of public programs and professional opportunities throughout the duration of their residency. These activities vary from one artist to the next and may entail participating in artist talks, private events, and critiques, teaching master workshops, or presenting an exhibition.


  • Residents are expected to regularly utilize Spudnik Press facilities. The scheduling and duration of each residency will be determined based on the needs of each project and each artist.
  • Based on the technical skills of each resident, the production of new work will take the form of self-directed use of facilities or a publishing project facilitated by Spudnik Press staff.
  • Each resident will present or partake in one or more additional activities customized to meet the needs of the artist and the organization.
  • Spudnik Press requests that a portion of the artwork produced through the residency is retained by the organization. Sales of these artworks provide the critical funding needed to sustain this program.

Download details and call for proposals: 2018 Residency Information Packet