The application for the 2018 Penumbra Workspace Program is now CLOSED.
PENUMBRA WORKSPACE PROGRAM | DESCRIPTION
The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two emerging artists* during 2018 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, stipends for food, 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.
* 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/or 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, 4800 and 7890 Printers
- Wacom tablets
This program is made possible by the generous support of ROZ LEIBOWITZ.