Shandaken Projects is pleased to announce the inaugural season of Shandaken: Catskill, a new, free residency program focused on printmaking and bookmaking that offers one artist at a time the opportunity to live and work in the Village of Catskill, NY for two to six weeks each. This program marks a homecoming for the organization, which debuted its first residency program in the town of Shandaken, also in the Catskill Mountain region, in 2012.

Shandaken: Catskill brings artists 120 miles north of New York City for free short-term housing and print studio usage. Residents live in a private apartment that is a five minute walk from Shandaken's office and print studio. Upon arrival, residents are offered intensive training in Risography, bookmaking, and the use of our onsite equipment; followed by unstructured, 24-hour access to our 550-square-foot print studio. They also receive a materials stipend and hands-on technical support at key moments in their process for the duration of their stay. Residents are invited to make a public presentation about their work at the conclusion of their term.

All artists who want to expand their practice to include printmaking and bookmaking; are interested to deepen a practice that already includes books, zines, or prints; or would like access to a print studio to begin or continue a project they have in mind are welcome to apply. Artists who work with a focus on housing justice, regionally specific cultural practices, and climate are especially encouraged.

Artists who are ready to go on press to complete a specific, print-ready project should review our production opportunity before applying to Shandaken: Catskill. We invite artists who are interested to hire Shandaken Projects to print their project for them to read about what services we offer here.

The first application cycle of Shandaken: Catskill will be available from early December through January 7, for opportunities from March through June 2024. This program is open to cultural practitioners of all career levels with the exception of current students. Candidates are encouraged to carefully review our FAQs before completing their application. The next application cycle will be offered in spring for opportunities beginning summer 2024.

This program is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation.

Photograph by Adam Deen, 2023.