Friday, September 23, 2011

Printmaker in Residence Program 2011

Deadline: October 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Printmaker in Residence Program 2011
Megalo Print Studios

Canberra ACT
1 February 2012 to 9 December 2012

Megalo runs an annual residency program open to Australian and international printmakers at all stages of their careers. Megalo's Printmaker-in-Residence Program provides participants with a stipend and six weeks access to the Megalo Print Studios in Canberra. Participants have a choice of equipment and facilities including screen-printing on fabric or paper, etching, lithography and relief printing. The purpose of the residencies is to support the making of new work that meets the program objectives of excellence and innovation.

Selected artists will receive:
A living allowance of $2,000
Materials allowance of $300.00
Extended access to the Megalo workshops for a period of 6 weeks
A place in the residency exhibition at the Megalo Gallery in 2012.
International/interstate artists my also apply for an additional travel and accommodation subsidy of up to $AUD2,200 (international) and up to $AUD1,200 (interstate).

Eligibility and selection of artists
Up to four places within the program are open to Megalo members and artists living in the ACT and region. One position is reserved for a visiting artist from interstate or overseas. Program participants should not be engaged in undergraduate studies in the year of the residency. All applicants notified of the selection panel's decision: Friday 9 December 2011

It is expected that all printmakers-in-residence will be proficient in the print media in which they intend to work, unless a specific understanding has been established between Megalo and the artist through the application process. Applications from artists who are not printmakers will be considered where the artist intends to share or assign the stipend to a printmaker who will be responsible for production of their prints, any such arrangements should be clearly explained within the application.

Application Process
Applications must use the Printmaker In Residence application form available by emailing

Selection will be undertaken by a panel and consider the merits of written proposal, availability of equipment and expertise, contribution made by the residency to Megalo's overall program, as well as examples of recent print-based art work.

Applications must be posted to Megalo, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson ACT 2602, Australia. Emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Contribution from participants
Participating artists will contribute a representative body of work produced during the residency to the Megalo archive. The archive collection is used for the purposes of exhibition and scholarly research. Artists will be asked to present and discuss their work at a forum of Megalo members. Megalo will have the right to reproduce work made by residents for future promotion of Megalo programs but will in all such instances acknowledge the artist as being the maker of the work.

Visit website for more details:

Megalo Print Studios
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Ave
P: +61 2 6241 4844
F: +61 2 6241 4844