Emerging 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 second Emerging Black Artist Residency. The residency welcomes emerging Black and Brown (BIPOC) artists living in New Orleans, with an existing art practice, who are interested in incorporating silk screen, screen printing or darkroom photography 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 or photography, but should be prepared to spend several hours a week learning and creating during the residency.

The Residency will provide free classes during a month with our members and professional Artists of the city, free space at the Nola Community Printshop and a final group exhibition at the end of the Residency cycle.

Residency slots are open in October and November of 2021, and in January and February of 2022. The artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work on the Printshop social media and will have the opportunity to exhibit their work  at 912 Julia, an Art Community space in downtown New Orleans.

Applications close September 30, 2021. Artists will be notified by October 7, 2021.

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: All BIPOC  artists resident in New Orleans, at least 3 years.

Q: Is this a paid residency?

A: No. The Residency offers free Screen printing OR Darkroom Photography lessons, and free studio space. The first month  Residents will have a basic Screen Printing OR Photography Workshop and a basic Photoshop Workshop. Each Workshop is 12 h. The second month an intermediate Screen Printing Workshop ( ex. multiple layer printing) or Photography (ex. Cyanotype) is offered. The Residents will have access to the Print Shop with their own key 7 by 7, 24h. After the end of the Residency a Group exhibition at 912 Gallery is facilitated.

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 communityprintshop@gmail.com

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, 2021. Artists will be notified by October 7, 2021.

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 OR Darkroom Photography skills with access to equipment and materials.

Q: Where can I apply?

A: Click here to submit your application.

Q: When does the residency start? 

A: The 1.residency cycle runs from 10/01/2021 to 12/01/2021. ( Fall Residency) . The 2. residency cycle runs from 02/01/2022 to 04/01/2022 . The first month is meant to have intensive Workshops and the second month free creation in the space.

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