Working Artist Program (WAP) Residency

Application Deadline: November 18, 2017

The goal of the WAP Residency is to connect Tiger Lily with a local artist who is passionately committed to their work and their artistic community, interested in seeking out possibilities for expanding their current work into printmaking or challenging their existing love of printmaking through a focused residency project. Through their creative drive and work ethic, the artist serves as a role model for the members of Tiger Lily Press and is asked to engage with the greater community to increase awareness of and education in the field of printmaking.

The Working Artist Program Residency was established in 2012. The duration of the residency is nine months, spanning February-November. Out of town applicants should note that housing is NOT provided and is the responsibility of the artist.

Past recipients include: Rick Finn (2015-16), Jonpaul Smith (2014-15),  Jack Arthur Wood (2013-14), Jan Thomas (2012-13).

Benefits of the WAP Residency include:

  • $300 materials stipend
  • One year free membership to Tiger Lily Press ($175 value)
  • Free admission to one class or workshop at Tiger Lily Press
  • The opportunity to present work at an artist talk open to the public at Tiger Lily Press during the residency
  • Assistance from the WAP chair, if desired, to facilitate a final exhibition of work produced during the residency at an outside venue

In return, the WAP Resident is expected to:

  • Teach a class OR offer a demonstration drawing from their experiences during the course of the residency
  • Meet with the WAP chair on a regular schedule (frequency to be determined on a case-by- case basis)
  • Write a short personal statement at the conclusion of the residency reflecting on the experience, to be submitted to the Tiger Lily Press Board for archival purposes
  • Donate one print created during the residency to Tiger Lily Press for archival purposes

To apply:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and not a full-time student
  • Applicants should possess basic skills in traditional printmaking media

Applicants to the Working Artist Program must submit:

  • Artist Statement (PDF) – A brief description of your work and process, including the context or perspectives that inform your work
  • Project Proposal (PDF) – A one-paragraph description of the project or goal that you hope to accomplish during the duration of the residency. Please take into account the equipment available at Tiger Lily Press
  • Resume (PDF) – A current resume that includes any relevant educational, work, or teaching experience, awards, or exhibitions. Please include a brief description of your previous printmaking experience
  • Recent Work (PDF) – 5-10 images of recent work accompanied by a numbered list that includes titles, media, and year. Images should be submitted in high quality .jpg format, 1000px on the longest side and at least 72 dpi. File names should be formatted as Last name (underscore) First name (underscore) Number corresponding to the accompanying image list. Example: Doe_John_1.jpg

Submissions should be sent:

  1. Preferred submission method – Email
  2. Send By Mail
    Tiger Lily Press
    P.O. Box 5394
    Cincinnati, OH 45205