Stelo: Print + Paper Technical Residencies

Associated Residency Program

We are excited to announce the evolving relationship between our two technical residency programs that will be concurrently hosted at our partner campus Camp Colton, in fall 2022 and spring 2023. Applications are now open to apply to either our letterpress printing focused residency, or our hand papermaking focused residency. There is no fee to apply or participate, more details on the application process below.

For both residencies we are hoping to engage with artists working with the theme(s) of land, flora and fauna, place, craft, ancestral knowledge, time and related themes. Successful applicants will speak to how their art/craft practice relates to these ideas. Examples of experimentation with process and connection to materiality are also encouraged via applicant work samples.

By hosting these residencies concurrently, we envision opportunities for convergence and conversation between these allied art forms as well as between the residents. The rural, secluded setting of Camp Colton grounds the residencies in connection to nature and provides time for focused engagement with craft.  

Further details and application info available at

Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Interdisciplinary Arts
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Paper Arts
Environmental Arts
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Hydraulic Press
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Papermaking Studio
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

Applicants may apply to one or both programs, but will only be awarded 1 residency. If you do apply for both programs please indicate which program is your preferred choice.

Applications are open May 10 - June 17, 2022. To apply visit this google form.

An independent committee of 4 alumni from the technical residency programs will review applications and make recommendations for residency finalists. Jury announcements will be made in late May. All finalists will be interviewed via zoom by the Stelo co-leaders and Camp Colton partners. 

Selection is based on: work samples, communication of themes relating to social, political, and/or environmental issues, connection to materiality, and the ability to work in a small creative community. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities for Stelo and Camp Colton. We encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply as we seek to uplift a variety of perspectives and lived experiences.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

> An exhibition honorarium of $500 (provided on delivery of artwork for the exhibition in November 2023)

Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application