The application for the 2019 Penumbra Workspace Program is now OPEN.

PLEASE READ BELOW AS WE HAVE ADDED NEW PROGRAMS AND DIFFERENT ELIGIBILITIES APPLY.


US RESIDENTS | DESCRIPTION

The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two US based emerging artists* during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, and honoraria. The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 1 month 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.

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS | DESCRIPTION

The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two New York City based emerging artists* during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, and honoraria. The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 4 weeks 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.

INTERNATIONAL | DESCRIPTION

The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two International artists during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support (note: there is no honorarium). The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 4 weeks 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.




US RESIDENTS | BENEFITS

  • Residents receive an honorarium of $3500 in two payments of $1750 (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 publication produced by Penumbra Foundation.

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS | BENEFITS

  • Residents receive a one time honorarium of $1500 (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 publication produced by Penumbra Foundation.

INTERNATIONAL | BENEFITS

  • 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 publication produced by Penumbra Foundation.


US RESIDENTS | ELIGIBILITY

  • The Penumbra-Workspace-Program is open to us based 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.

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS | ELIGIBILITY

  • The Penumbra-Workspace-Program is open to New York City based 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 New York City residents.

  • Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.

INTERNATIONAL | ELIGIBILITY

  • The International Call is open to artists working in photo-based imaging.

  • Non-US residents applicants

  • 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 20 work samples of a cohesive body of work, a detailed proposal, artist statement, resume, preferred time and duration of residency (from March through the end of July and from August until the end of November).

  • There is a one time $25 application fee (only for US residents and International. New York City Residents don’t pay).

  • Submissions are reviewed once a year by a rotating panel of arts professionals suggested by Penumbra-Workspace-Program Advisory Board and the Director of Programs 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 30 days after the committee has finished reviews.


PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | FACILITIES 

  • One 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

ANALOG DARKROOM

  • 1 Beseler 8x10

  • 5 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 16mm motion film, 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

  • PHOTOMECHANICAL 

  • 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

  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

  • Macbooks & Macpros

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Epson v750 Photo Scanner

  • Epson Expression 10000XL Graphic Arts Flatbed Scanner

  • Hasselblad Flextight X5 Drum Scanner

  • Epson Stylus Pro 2880, 3880, 4000, 4800 and 7890 Printers

  • Wacom tablets


  • RISOGRAPH MACHINE

  • ME9450 Risograph Machine with Network Card and Macintosh Drivers

  • Three drum colors. Black, Red & Purple

  • Creaser and trimmers

    Spiral and Perfect Binding Machines


SPONSORS

This program is made possible by the generous support of ROZ LEIBOWITZ