Bloom Printmaking Residency
The Bloom Residency at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC) supports women artists of color in either exploring new printmaking techniques or expanding their existing print practices. Recipients are provided with one to three weeks of 24/7 access to CPC’s professional print studio, all necessary materials, and technical assistance throughout the printing process. The Residency culminates in the production of a limited edition, print-based work, to be published by CPC, and split between the artist and gallery. All proceeds of the sale of the print will support future residency recipients! The CPC will promote the work of current and past Bloom Residency recipients on social media and on the CPC website.
This is a flexible and artist-driven opportunity, with each residency adapting to the unique needs and goals of the individual artist. Women artists of color at any stage of their career and with any level of prior printmaking experience are encouraged to apply. While artists based outside of Chicago are welcome to submit an application, CPC is unable to provide housing at this time for Bloom recipients. Host housing may be an option, subject to availability.
Applications for the 2022 Bloom Residency are due May 1, 2022. Complete the application here.
Applicants will be notified by June 1. The schedule for the residency is flexible. The selected artist will work with CPC staff to determine a time to complete the residency based on mutual availability, ideally before December, 2022.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is a printmaking workshop and gallery located in Lincoln Square. For over 30 years, CPC has been offering classes, workshops, press time, and membership opportunities. Additionally, CPC hosts rotating gallery exhibitions of works-on-paper from around the world. The CPC facilities offer professional-grade equipment for etching, lithography, screenprinting, and relief. The workshop is also home to eight resident artists who have private studio spaces.