Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking.

We create pathways for artists, learners, and the public to increase their understanding and appreciation of printmaking through artistic and educational programs, a cooperative studio, a public gallery, and collaborative publishing opportunities.

The Full Color Print Fellowship is an application-based initiative for BIPOC Minnesota artists with some level of prior printmaking experience. These artists receive a year’s membership to HP’s cooperative print shop, free access to classes and workshops, an unrestricted stipend, mentorship, professional development opportunities, and exhibition opportunities. The long-term goal of this program is to ensure that the cooperative printshop at Highpoint is a safe and welcoming environment for all printmakers.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS:

  • 12 months provided access to the cooperative printshop at Highpoint
  • Artistic/professional mentorship 
  • Technical support, including individual instruction
  • A $500 stipend
  • Access to Highpoint adult printmaking classes (tuition free)
  • Opportunity to show work in twice yearly co-op member exhibitions
  • Deeply discounted co-op access following the completion of the fellowship (dues are $50/month for up to 3 years)          
    • And more!

     

ELIGIBILITY:

This fellowship is for Minnesota artists from BIPOC communities including but not limited to people belonging to Indigenous communities, Asian and Pacific Island communities, the Somali diaspora and other African immigrant communities, the African American community, the Latinx community, and other communities identifying as Black, Indigenous, or people of color. Applicants must have demonstrable experience in one or more printmaking techniques such as lithography, intaglio, relief, monotype, and/or screenprinting to be eligible for this fellowship. Fellows must maintain Minnesota residency for the duration of the fellowship year.

ARTIST FELLOW RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to cooperative printshop policies (procedures, health and safety)
  • Participate in end of program evaluation 
  • Participate in at least one Highpoint community event during the residency such as a cooperative exhibition, Free Ink Day, or artist talk, etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Artists will need the Following materials to complete their application:

Responses to the application prompt questions about your artistic background and goals for the residency. These prompt questions are provided below. Responses can be uploaded as a written document or, if preferred, applicants may provide a video or audio recording of their verbal responses to the application questions. If you need help completing your application, please contact Highpoint for additional assistance.

Prompt questions:

  1. How were you introduced to printmaking?
  2. Have you encountered any barriers to making prints and/or learning printmaking techniques? 
  3. What printmaking technique(s) do you have experience in?
  4. Is printmaking currently part of your artistic practice? Why or why not?
  5. Are there any printmaking technique(s) that you want to learn or learn more about? What are they? Is there anything preventing this from happening?
  6. Please tell us about your artistic background; what type of work do you make? What themes and ideas do you explore? What are these ideas/themes important to you?
  7. How would participation in this program benefit you as an artist?
  8. Please describe your motivation and ability to commit to a year-long artist fellowship.

Work sample

  • 10 images of recent work (made within the last 5 years)
  • At least 2 of the 10 images must contain some form of printmaking
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