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

ANALOG DARKROOM

  • 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

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
  • 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

SPONSORS

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