in partnership with Pulp & Deckle Studio one month residencies, May-August
The c3: Papermaking Residency was established in 2014 to engage artists with little or no experience in hand papermaking, and offer them an opportunity to learn the craft and stretch the limitations of what the medium can do. Provided with instruction, guidance and technical assistance from a professional papermaker/artist at Pulp & Deckle studio, residents create and exhibit new work outside their usual area of practice.
The residency focuses on illuminating possibilities within the medium of papermaking and encourages experimentation, risk, research, and collaborative learning. The group exhibition highlights hand papermaking as a contemporary art medium.
Each year, four artists are selected for intensive month long residencies during which they work in the Portland, OR based Pulp & Deckle studio. Lead papermaker, Jenn Woodward provides guidance for residents to help realize their individual projects. She also educates and assists residents with all equipment use, fiber preparation, cleaning, and any other studio needs. Upon completion of the year-long studio residency, a group exhibition is held at c3:initiative or a partnering location. Artists are selected via open call and a rotating jury process. Finalists will be interviewed by c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle staff members. Selected residents will be required to sign a contract prior to their residency. All residencies are scheduled from May-August.
An introductory group workshop at the Pulp & Deckle studio with fellow papermaking residents
Technical assistance from lead papermaker, Jenn Woodward
A one month residency at the Pulp & Deckle studio
A materials stipend of $250
A group exhibition with fellow papermaking residents
APPLICATION PROCESS Applications for 2018 are closed. Look for an announcement of our 2018 residents in March. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How much papermaking experience do you need to apply? A: None. We welcome applicants who have prior papermaking experience but prioritize working with artists who are new to the medium. If you have an existing papermaking practice and are looking for studio access we recommend contacting the Pulp & Deckle studio to discuss studio rental.
Q: What type of proposals are you looking for? A: We are open to all types of proposals from emerging to established creatives, and we encourage ideas that consider the medium of paper beyond its use as a substrate. I.E., there should be a material and/or conceptual reason you are interested in exploring paper.
Q: If I’m not accepted can I re-apply another year? A: Yes! We welcome prior year applicants to re-submit, however we encourage you to create a new proposal submission.
Q: Do you accept applications from artists who live outside of Portland, OR? A: Yes! We welcome applicants from around the globe, however we do not provide living accommodations during the residency, nor do we cover travel expenses.
Q: How physically demanding is the studio work? A: Papermaking can be a physically challenging process (lifting buckets of water and pulp, cutting up large amounts of fiber from cloth and plants,etc) but we endeavor to support a range of physical abilities.The Pulp & Deckle lead papermaker, Jenn Woodward, will assist residents with all equipment use, fiber preparation, cleaning, and any other studio needs. Q: What is your interest in providing this type of residency? A: The Papermaking Residency began while Pulp & Deckle was in residence in the c3: Project Incubator. When the incubation term ended, c3 wished to continue supporting the program for a variety of reasons - here are just a few; To illuminate the use of a traditional craft form that is often overlooked in the contemporary art field. To support a maker-space within our region. To provide artists with an opportunity to create new-work outside of their usual practice/medium. To invite artists to consider how they can integrate eco-friendly art making materials and tools into their practice.