Shandaken Project's print studio is available to all artists who are ready to go on press with a Risographic project, and/or finish (ie: bind and trim) a publication. We provide private living quarters and materials at cost to artists who successfully complete our short application process, subject to availability. Some important things to note about this opportunity include:
Our print studio is located in Catskill, NY. We offer a private one-room apartment to artists who visit Catskill to work with our equipment. Daylong appointments to use our equipment without staying in the apartment are also welcome.
Artists are welcome for 1 to 5 days at a time.
This opportunity is available via a rolling application, and offers flexible scheduling as quickly as within two weeks, or up to six months ahead. In other words: if we have availability, we will try our best to accommodate you.
What Can Be Made
This opportunity is primarily focused on Risographic printing and the making of books and zines. Artists working in our studio have produced fine art prints, posters, zines, artist books, short run trade paperbacks, and much more. Please visit this page to see our live inventory of tools, inks, size maximums, and more. Projects of any scale that can be produced on our equipment are welcome.
Use of our print studio, equipment, and apartment is completely free, however artists are expected to provide for their own transportation to and from our headquarters in the village of Catskill, NY. An Amtrak train runs regularly from New York City to nearby Hudson, and Shandaken staff may be able to provide pick up and drop off from that station. Materials are offered at cost, generally about 15 cents per print. Lower costs can be arranged for high-volume projects.
Shandaken Projects staff will orient you upon arrival but is not available for technical assistance during your stay. We encourage artists who are not already familiar with Risography or publication-making to apply to our residency opportunity, which includes hands-on training and support, instead of this production-focused opportunity for artists who have already acquired the skills they need to work independently in our studio.