Application Deadline

01octAll DayApplication DeadlineArtist Collaborations with Tamarind Student Printers

Event Details

Tamarind Institute invites applications from artists working in all media to propose a project with its skilled student printers. During the spring semester, four artists will be selected to participate in two-week residencies in the workshop, each working with a team of two student printers under the close supervision of a Tamarind Master Printer. The invited artists will explore the lithographic medium and collaborative printmaking, with daily proofing and consultation with a team of printers. Each artist is invited to make two editions using standard lithographic drawing materials and processes.

At the completion of the two-week residency the artist will sign off on a trial proof, and the printing of the edition will take place after the artist leaves. The editions will be completed by the end of May 2020, at which time the artist will receive all of the prints and proofs for signing. With the exception of one record impression for the Tamarind archive and one printer’s proof retained by the printer, all of the prints will be the property of the artist. Editions will be packed by Tamarind and shipped at the artist’s expense (utilizing the University FedEx rate).

The workshop fee is a flat $1500. Half is due one month before the residency begins, and the remainder to be paid to Tamarind Institute when the prints are completed. The prints will be inspected by the Tamarind Curator for printing quality and consistency, and a documentation sheet will be prepared for the artist and printer to sign. The prints will be chopped with the printer’s chop and a new Tamarind chop, designating this as a contract project.

The $1500 workshop fee includes the following:

Two editions, each in an edition of 10-15 prints

Each edition includes one artist proof, one printer’s proof, and one record impression for the Tamarind archive.

30 x 22 inch maximum paper size from available paper stock

5 press runs maximum

5 trial proofs maximum. Additional trial proofs will be charged at the current rate.

Use of all standard lithographic drawing materials and processes is included in the workshop fee; for use of special photographic processes or special techniques such as image reversal, chine colle, etc, surcharges may be added. The Tamarind Curator will assess the printing costs as the projects are underway, to determine if there will be additional costs. When the artist signs the bon à tirer impression (or approval to print) he/she obligates himself/herself to sign and pay for the completed edition.


Please submit a resume and a letter outlining your previous experience and interest in collaborative printmaking. Include a one-page proposal outlining what kind of project you would like to explore at Tamarind, and how working with a team of printers would allow you to expand your practice. Include up to 10 images of recent work.

No previous experience in printmaking necessary. We welcome proposals from artists in all media.

Four residencies are available, please specify preference for one of the following 2020 dates, and indicate if there is flexibility for second/third choice of dates:




MARCH 2-13

Application deadline October 1, 2019. Notification by November 1, 2019.

Submit applications to with subject heading STUDENT PRINTER COLLABORATION PROPOSAL



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