submissions

scholarship residencies

Malaspina awards scholarship residencies to students in the form of free studio rent. Scholarship residencies are aimed at assisting recent graduates with their transition to becoming practicing artists. We welcome applications from individuals from outside Vancouver; however, we cannot contribute funding for accommodation or travel. We encourage applications from art students who use print media within the scope of other practices or who approach print from an inventive and experimental perspective. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. As our programs are typically planned two years in advance, and as we receive a high number of submissions, we cannot guarantee that those who submit will receive an update as to their submission status. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies, and we can provide letters of support. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

collaboration residencies

We welcome proposals for collaborations in which artists can hire a technician to produce prints in our studio. We charge $50 per hour for collaborations and residents must purchase their own materials as needed: i.e. matrix, paper, ink, etc. The artistic merit and/or public engagement of the proposed project, along with the impact that it might have on other studio renters, is taken into consideration. Malaspina is entitled to keep an archive and fundraising edition from every collaboration. Unlike our other program submissions, collaboration residency submissions will be responded to within one week and projects may commence within a matter of days or weeks. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

research residencies

Research residencies are intended for established artists who may not be familiar with printmaking, but intend to integrate print media into their existing practices. Research residents are given free access to the studio, workshops, and some materials. There is no time limit on research residencies. An exhibition may be an outcome of a residency, but it is not a requirement. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. As our programs are typically planned two years in advance, and as we receive a high number of submissions, we cannot guarantee that those who submit will receive an update as to their submission status. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies, and we can provide letters of support. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

visiting residencies

Visiting residencies are intended for master printmakers from outside of Vancouver and provide a new environment and stimuli for them to expand their artistic practices. Visiting residents receive free access to the studio to complete a specific project. They are expected to informally share knowledge with other artists in our shared studio environment in any way they see fit. The length of the residency is negotiable. An exhibition might be an outcome of a residency, but it is not a requirement. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. As our programs are typically planned two years in advance, and as we receive a high number of submissions, we cannot guarantee that those who submit will receive an update as to their submission status. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies, and we can provide letters of support. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

print sales consignment

If you are an artist and would like to apply to consign your prints, please submit up to ten jpg images of the prints (below 800 x 800 pixels), along with the title, year, media, paper, edition, paper height (cm), paper width (cm), and selling price. Artists are notified through email if they are accepted. They will then have to arrange for their prints to be delivered to us. The artist must wrap each print in a cystal clear flap seal bag (available from opusartsupplies.com or clearbags.ca). If a print sells, the artist will receive a cheque for 50% of the selling price at month end. Unsold prints may be removed at any time at the artist's expense. Please note that Malaspina is not responsible for loss or damage. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

exhibition

Malaspina‚Äôs exhibitions include print-based multimedia installations by local, national, and international artists. We are dedicated to presenting contemporary artworks that reveal new directions in print culture. Artists whose works are presented within the curated exhibitions program receive an artist fee at industry standards. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. As our programs are typically planned two years in advance, and as we receive a high number of submissions, we cannot guarantee that those who submit will receive an update as to their submission status. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies, and we can provide letters of support. (Note: please use only numbers and letters in the file name of your jpgs).

applicant's information

select the program you are applying for:







cv: (4000 characters)

proposal: (4000 characters: please provide a brief biography for print sales consignment)

image list: (4000 characters: please enter a brief description of each image you're uploading)

upload images (up to 10 jpg images at 1MB per image)

 
- I allow for images of my work to be used for promoting Malaspina's programs online and in print
- I allow for parts of my cv and proposal to be used for promoting Malaspina's programs online and in print
- I am responsible for packaging, transporting, and insuring my work to and from Malaspina's gallery
- I understand that Malaspina Printmakers Society is not responsible for work that is damaged or lost
 

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