Printmaking Artist-In-Residence Program

CCP's Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage

CCP's Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage

Living space within cottage

Living space within cottage

Privacy divider between studio and living space

Privacy divider between studio and living space



Bathroom with laundry

Bathroom with laundry

Studio space view 1

Studio space view 1

Studio space view 2

Studio space view 2

Studio space view 3

Studio space view 3

Printmaking Artist-In-Residence Program

Norwalk, CT, United States

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) Residency Program offers Artists-in-Residence the unique opportunity to live and work inside the recently remodeled Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. Within this space artists can produce a body of work in a supportive atmosphere that fosters creative growth and development, for traditional as well as innovative printmaking techniques.

The intention of the residency is to offer artists one to two weeks of uninterrupted, 24/7 time and privacy in a well-equipped studio with onsite living accommodations. This residency has proven to be an ideal opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. Artists can add to their work practice, explore new mediums, create an edition, or otherwise advance their printmaking skills. CCP strives to advance outcomes from the residency that stimulate original and inventive work that the artist might not otherwise have attempted absent these amenities.



297 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 week - 2 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Paper Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information



CCP offers four application-based residencies per year, one during each 3 month session.

Sessions are defined as follows:

  • Session 1 (Winter): December – February (Deadline to apply JULY 1st)
  • Session 2 (Spring): March – May (Deadline to apply OCTOBER 1st)
  • Session 3 (Summer): June - August (Deadline apply JANUARY 1st)
  • Session 4 (Fall): September – November (Deadline to apply APRIL 1st)

Duration: Artists applying may request a one or two week stay during these periods.

Community Engagement: One of the goals of our residency programs is engaging our local community in an exchange of ideas and techniques. Artists participating in any of CCP’s residencies will have the opportunity to conduct a studio talk or teach a workshop for CCP artists/members and other artists in the Norwalk community and greater New York metropolitan area. CCP will work with the artist to schedule and promote the additional programming through various outreach methods, including social media, to ensure a broad audience.

Edition Expectations: A print or set of prints created during the residency will be retained by CCP to be included in our print archive as a record of the artist’s time at CCP.


Apply Online Here

Prepare the following materials ahead-of-time for submission via the online form:

  • A detailed Project Proposal. Please be as specific as possible (500 word maximum). We want to know what you want to accomplish during your residency and how the opportunity to come to CCP with its facilities, expertise, and staff experience can benefit your project development and uniquely help grow your printmaking practice. Be forthright and clear about what you want to do and how we can help at a practical level.
  • A Proposed Budget. See "Residency Costs" section below
  • CV (2 page maximum) and Artist Bio (250 words)
  • Seven-ten images of recent work related to your proposal (jpgs, 5MB max each), with an accompanying image checklist specifying Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions, and Edition
  • Two professional references who can speak about your work, provide name, contact information, and relationship/association to you
  • An application fee of $35 (use payment link above)

When the application is complete and fees received, the artist will receive an email indicating receipt. If you need additional information, please contact us at

Interview: An interview will be requested of all artists who are accepted into the final round of decision-making. This interview will be conducted via Zoom with representatives of the AIR Committee. Decisions will be made within one month following the Application Due Date.


Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details


With each application, we ask for a full budget of a resident's proposed project. Please include the following:

  • Cottage Stay: $1500 for 1 week, $1,000 each additional week
  • Production Fee: $20/day of printing. This fee covers standard studio supplies such as all cleaning solutions, paper towels, newsprint, black ink and modifiers. If you have questions about a particular supply, please contact us.
  • Materials: These include plates, paper, and most inks. Some materials may be purchased through CCP if desired; Contact us for current pricing.
  • Printer Fees: Resident artists may  work independently or reserve time with one of CCP’s staff printers or professional collaborators on an hourly or daily fee basis. $65/hour Staff Master Printer, $55/hour Staff Printer
  • Do not include travel and food in your budget.

For details about our facilities and equipment available during residencies, please visit our FACILITIES PAGE.


Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details


  • Professional Development - Artists teaching at colleges, universities, and high schools throughout the United States are invited to apply for one- or two-week residency based on professional funding guidelines at your institution. This opportunity is meant to further individual artistic objectives in printmaking. CCP will match 50 percent of residency costs to a maximum of $2,500 associated with the AIR. The Grace Ross Shanley Education Fund and other secured funds will provide underwriting for the matching funding.
  • Self-funding - All costs related to the project and cottage stay will be the responsibility of the artist unless funding assistance through CCP agreed to prior to residency start date.
  • CCP funded - In an attempt to expand opportunities for artists who may not have other funding, CCP has offered to underwrite funding for artists applying to Session 3 (Summer) only. Artists with other funding are not excluded from applying to Session 3. NOTE: If you are applying for CCP funding support for the residency, please provide the funding amount requested based on your proposed budget. You may request "fully funded" or "partially funded." If Partial, detail those budget items that will require funding. (CCP-funded residencies are only available for the summer session.)
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Kimberly Henrikson
Accessibility Contact Email
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

CCP’s Studio Equipment and Facilities



Studio: Takach 39”x73” motorized etching press, American French Tool 24”x48” etching press, paper bath, overhead ventilation, light table, hotplate, print drying rack.

Residence: Bedroom with full size bed, living area with cable television, full kitchen with range, oven, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, and refrigerator, bathroom with shower, washer and dryer, Wifi throughout.




Papermaking room: Paper mill (paper pulp beater), hydraulic press, litho stone storage, stone carts, and litho stone graining sink.

Lithography studio: Griffin 32.5”x56” lithography press, Sturgis 16”x40” cast iron combination etching and book press, registration punch table, print drying rack.

Etching studio: Charles Brand 32”x53” etching press, Takach 18”x36” etching press, paper bath, ferric chloride etching facilities, overhead ventilation and ventilation hoods, hot plates, print drying rack, light tables, flammable and corrosive chemical storage areas.

Aquatint room: Rosin box for up to 38”x57” plates, metal shear


Member’s Studio: Charles Brand 24”x46” etching press, Martech 28”x 48” etching press, Charles Brand 28”x50” etching press, silkscreen washout closet with power washer, 20” Kutrimmer, light table, paper bath, 11”x17” toner copier, keyholder member storage, flammable chemical storage cabinet.

Darkroom: Olec overhead UV exposure unit, Nuarc 22”x26” overhead UV exposure unit, Polylite 46”x46” vacuum top exposure unit, silkscreen storage and coating area.

Computer lab: 24” Epson Stylus Pro 7600 inkjet printer, iMac 21.5” Retina 4k with Photoshop and Lightroom, Epson Perfection V700 8.5”x11” scanner, 8.5” x11” laser printer.


For more details about our facilities and equipment available during residencies, please visit our website.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Hydraulic Press
Electroforming + Etching Room
Darkroom (Black And White)
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Film Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Aquatint Box
Hot Plates
Metal Plate Shear
Paper Soaking Sinks
Paper Tearing Table
Acid Room
Silkscreen Studio
Lithography Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Papermaking Studio
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
On-call Studio support provided
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access