Black Artist Residency

New Orleans Community Printshop is a collectively-run nonprofit community art space specializing in printmaking and black and white darkroom photography.

We are excited to announce our inaugural Emerging Black Artist Residency. The residency welcomes emerging Black artists born or raised in New Orleans, with an existing art practice, who are interested in incorporating silk screen, or screen printing, into their work.

This Residency is meant to provide access to new skills and a new medium for committed artists. Successful applicants do not need any prior knowledge of screen printing, but should be prepared to spend several hours a week learning and creating during the residency.

The Residency will provide a $1,000 stipend per resident, printmaking materials and training, a professional custom framed print of their final piece, and takeover of the shop’s IG page for one week to further showcase their work.

Residency slots are open in October and November of 2020, and in January and February of 2021. One of the finished prints will be hung in the Printshop Gallery, and the artist will have the opportunity to showcase their work on the Printshop social media and will have the possibility to expose the work digitally at 912 Julia, an Art Community space in downtown New Orleans. 

Applications close September 30, 2020. Artists will be notified by October 7, 2020.

This Residency is made possible thanks to the Impact Grant.


Click here to submit your application.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to apply for the residency?

A: Black artists from (born and/or raised in) New Orleans

Q: Is this a paid residency?

A: Yes. Each resident will be paid a stipend of $1,000. In addition to the stipend, residents will be given the opportunity to have one of their prints professionally framed (no cost to resident), and take over the shop’s Instagram account for 1 week to further show their work. Artists will also be provided (no cost to resident) with a limited number, though sufficient amount of supplies such as printing ink, emulsion, paper, etc. for their projects.

Q: Are there any application fees to apply for the residency?

A: No. If you see anyone asking for an application fee for this residency- they are a scam, please screenshot and immediately notify

Q: What is the application deadline to apply and when will applicants be notified of selection?

A:  All application materials must be received by midnight September 30, 2020. Artists will be notified by October 7, 2020.

Q: Do artists need to have prior experience screen printing?

A: No. You may apply for the residency no matter what medium of art you currently use. As part of the residency you will learn or further develop your screen printing skills with access to equipment and materials (included at no additional cost to you).

Q: Where can I apply?

A: Click here to submit your application.

Q: When does the residency start? 

A: The residency runs 10/01/2020 through 11/30/2020. During this time residents commit to working with Print Shop members to create their work.

Q: Is the Print Shop wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Does the art I create during the residency have to be about a certain topic?

A: No

Q: Will the Print Shop sell my art or keep any proceeds if I sell it? 

A: No, the print shop will not sell your art and will not ask for any proceeds if you decide to sell it. Artists may do whatever they want with their art.

Q: Does the artist maintain all rights to their art created during the residency?

A: Yes, artists maintain 100% ownership of works they create during the residency