Print Fellowship Program

Columbus Printed Arts Center is thrilled to announce the Print Fellowship Program; a competitive professional program for active artists to gain unlimited access to studio resources, grow their portfolio and professional networks, and make a meaningful contribution to the community.

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The Print Fellowship Program is derived from residency, visiting artist, studio monitor, and member-volunteer methodologies that many community art studios employ to both maintain their shops and create unique professional or artistic development opportunities for local artists. Fellows will be selected through an application process three times per year. We will be accepting up to four applicants per cycle. Fellows will be given free access to the print studios, an Artist Membership for one year, and discounted ink costs in exchange for fulfilling the responsibilities outlined below.

Each Fellow will be required to fulfill the following requirements during their session:

• Commit to four-month fellowship program and oversee the studios for a minimum of 12 hours per week. This includes maintaining a safe working environment, managing Artist Member studio hours, maintaining studio inventories and supplies, and being available to Artist Members working in the studios to answer questions and troubleshoot.

• Give an artist talk AND/OR teach a class or workshop AND/OR work with an Apprentice some time during the session. Fellows will work with CPAC staff to develop and coordinate exhibition, lecture, or education programs.

• Artists are encouraged to display artworks created during their fellowship at the end of the session. Fellows may donate an artwork for our archives, but this is not a requirement.

Fellows are welcomed and encouraged to be involved beyond these requirements, and may volunteer to contribute to other aspects of the organization such as assisting with special events, improving the studios, or providing general administrative support. This is designed as an opportunity for artists to customize their experience based on individual and professional goals. Our objective is to make CPAC’s studios even more accessible to serious practitioners, to provide a platform for promoting the practices of local emerging artists, and to invite new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling our organizational mission.

There are no restrictions or requirements regarding the type of work a Fellow may create during their program session. We only ask that proposals consider how to make use of the resources we supply in this studio. Applicants are encouraged to imagine creative and non-traditional approaches to print-making and to think about their term as a Fellow as a dedicated time to intensively investigate their practice and modes of making.


To Apply: please submit in one PDF document a CV, up to ten images of work, and an artist statement describing your interests, how the fellowship might further your artistic goals, and how you plan to use CPAC’s studios.

Email application to with Print Fellowship in the subject line.

Application Deadlines:

2019 Fall Session - August 15, 2019, 11:59PM.

2020 Spring Session - December 15, 2020, 11:59PM.

2020 Summer Session - April 15, 2020, 11:59PM.