The application for the 2017 Penumbra Workspace Program is now closed.
Before applying, read carefully the description, benefits, eligibility, requirements, application and selection process.
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PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | DESCRIPTION
The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two emerging artists* during 2017 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, stipends for food, and honoraria. The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 2 months depending on the time requested by the selected artists. Participants have liberal access to the workspace facilities. They are expected to use their time to pursue their own projects: researching, photographing, scanning, printing, working on an exhibition or editing a book.
* An emerging artist is someone in the early stage of their career, who takes risks and embraces challenges, and who hasn't yet
established a solid reputation as an artist amongst other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | BENEFITS
- Residents receive a stipend for food and travel and a one time honorarium of $3000 (housing and other expenses are the sole
responsibility of the artist).
- Workspace residents receive from two weeks to two months of liberal access to the B&W labs, digital tools, alternative processes darkroom and shooting studios at Penumbra Foundation.
- Donated photographic supplies from our sponsors.
- Special discounts at LTI Professional Lab Services.
- Free admission to all public programs and workshops at Penumbra.
- Each resident's work may be published in a special catalog produced by Penumbra Foundation.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | ELIGIBILITY
- The Penumbra-Workspace-Program is open to all emerging artists working in photo-based imaging.
- Applicants using alternative techniques and/or new interpretations of historic processes to produce their art are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be US residents.
- Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | REQUIREMENTS.
- Participants are requested to give a Lecture to the Penumbra Community at the end of their residency.
- Residents are required to contribute an edition of finished work, as selected by the artist and Penumbra-Workspace-Program Director to be collected and/or sold to contribute to the future of the program.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
- Application consist of 10-20 work samples, a detailed proposal, artist statement, resume, preferred time and duration of residency (from February through the end of June and from September until the end of November).
- There is a one time $25 application fee.
- Submissions are reviewed once a year by a rotating panel of three arts professionals suggested by Penumbra-Workspace-Program Advisory Board that will decide based on supplied materials and feasibility of the applicant’s proposal.
- Decisions will be based on supplied materials.
- Selected artists will be notified between 15 days after the committee has finished reviews.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | FACILITIES
- One large teaching laboratory for black-and-white printing, which can produce prints up to 20x24 inches from up to 8x10 inches negatives
- One private black-and-white lab which can produce prints up to 20x24 inches from up to 8x10 inches negatives
- One alternative photography darkroom fully equipped for all alternative processes including daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, wet collodion, etc.
- A professional shooting studio with multiple seamless racks
- A professional natural north light portrait studio
- Access to the Library with 19th and early 20th century primary source materials with many rare formulary manuals and periodicals.
- Event spaces including a rooftop deck
- Access to a commercial photo lab that has full array of services from film processing to large-scale optical and digital printing capabilities.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | EQUIPMENT LIST
- 6 Beseler 45V-XL up to 4x5 enlarger
- 1 Beseler 45V-XL up to 8x10 enlarger
- 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 80mm, 105mm, 135mm, 150mm Nikon lenses
- Easels and printing trays for paper up to 20x24”
- Tanks & reels for development of 35mm, 120mm, 4x5 inches and 8x10 inches
- Two film drying racks
- Basic chemistry for film and paper processing
- Assorted toners and darkroom tools
- Light table
- Contact printers
PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT FOR OFF-SITE USE
- Century 8x10 Camera w/ Tessar 300mm lens
- Speed Graphic 4x5 field camera w/ Tessar 150mm lens
- Assorted tripods
PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT FOR IN HOUSE USE
- Several 8x10 camera w/ lenses
- Several 5x7 and 4x5 camera w/ lenses
- Assorted tripods
- Profoto Strobes
- Continuos Lighting kits
- One 15 x 30 Conrad Machine Press with micro-gauges
- Special blankets for Photopolymer or Photogravure printing
- Set of inks, brayers, and other related materials
- UV Exposure Unit NuArc 26-1KS with vacuum system
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Epson v750 Photo Scanner and Epson Expression 10000XL Graphic Arts Flatbed Scanner
- Epson Stylus Pro 2880, 3880, P800 and 7890 Printers
- Wacom tablets
This program is made possible by the generous support of ROZ LEIBOWITZ.
Thanks to the following artists for their support to Penumbra Foundation and in particular to the Penumbra Workspace Program:
David Hilliard, Rachel Perry, Tanya Marcuse, Andrew Moore, Paula McCartney, Dillon DeWaters, Jon Goodman, Lothar Osterburg, Unai San Martin, Carl Weese, Lisa Elmaleh, Victor Sira, Sarah Palmer, Yamini Nayar, Marina Berio, Brian Whitney, John Dugdale, Joni Sternbach, John Cyr, Beth Ganz, Jeff Liao, Binh Dahn and Brenton Hamilton.