New opportunity: Artists can apply now for a residency at the Gateway Project’s Copy Shop

The Gateway Project is now accepting applicants for fall and winter Copy Shop resident artists for their printing project in partnership with Endless Editions.

The Copy Shop Residency is for artists who want to develop their skills in print and bookmaking, but applicants can be artists working in any media. Residents will produce Riso prints or Riso printed artists books throughout their residency, to be published by the Gateway Project and Endless Editions.

A Risograph is a stencil duplicator, which is a “mechanized imprint using a screen that allows ink to be passed through,” which easily allows for blending and full color reproduction, the Gateway Project said.

“Essentially, if you merged the speed, shape and interface of a Xerox printer and the quality of print of Lithograph and Screen print, you would have a Risograph capability,” they said.

The residency is not for a specific length of time and it can be as long as it takes to complete the proposed project, from a single day to up to three months. Residencies can also be completed in intervals rather than consecutive days if needed.

The daily fee for a residency is $125, and then $85 after five days for book projects only. The fee includes materials such as ink, masters and paper, the studio space, consultation on designs, and access to a Risograph printer and all finishing equipment.

Applicants must submit their contact information, their artist CV and statement, three to five images of past work, se a statement about their proposed project, and a $25 submission fee in their application. Applicants can be sent to info@gatewayprojectspaces.com with the subject line “Copy Shop Residency Submission.”

Endless Editions is a collaboration between experienced printing artists and resident diverse artists to create limited edition books, prints and events. The Gateway Project is a gallery and studio space located at 2 Gateway Center in Newark.

Featured image courtesy of the Gateway Project. 

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