RISOGRAPH MICRO RESIDENCY

The Risograph Micro Residency at Directangle Press provides the opportunity for an artist to produce a proposed project during a dedicated period in our studio. We review proposals twice a year for winter and summer residencies.

Call for proposals: Winter Artist Residency
3 days within these periods: December 16–22, 2019 or January 6–12, 2020
Application deadline: Sept 30th by midnight EST
Jurors: Directangle Press staff and guest jurors Chrissy Poitras & Kyle Topping, co-founders and owners of Spark Box Studio.
$10 Application Fee

Our micro residency invites an artist to spend three days completing a proposed project in our cozy New Hampshire studio. Artists can utilize our pair of two-color Riso MZ790 printers and 11 ink colors to produce a series of prints, an artist book or zine publication, or anything else they dream up. Artists also have access to our letterpress facilities, as well as finishing and bindery equipment.

Artists will be able to create on beautiful paper during their residency thanks to the generous support from Monadnock Paper Mills, a 200 year old family-run paper mill in nearby Bennington, New Hampshire — the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States!

We provide:

  • Unlimited studio access for three days.

  • An introductory breakdown of the risograph printing process.

  • Technical assistance during business hours.

  • Select materials: Paper from Monadnock Paper Mills.

Artist is responsible for:

  • Cost of consumable studio materials used at special resident pricing: ink, masters, other papers.

  • Donation of one copy of work completed during residency for Directangle Press archive.

  • Meals. Our studio is in close walking distance to a café, restaurants, and a grocery store.

  • Travel to/from Goffstown-Manchester area. We’re happy to pick up artists at the Manchester airport (MHT), and there are also plenty of buses from Boston.


Optional Accommodations Available

We’re able to offer resident artists a free housing option for the duration of their stay—a private bedroom in our apartment located a short walk from the studio. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and bathroom, and WiFi. We’re also happy to recommend other accommodations in the area via Airbnb or local hotels. No financial assistance is available for these options.

Artists are welcome to arrive the evening before and depart the morning after their residency period.

Our first resident artists,    Jason Urban    and    Leslie Mutchler    of    JULMstudios   , produced four editions of 3-color risograph prints in early August 2019.

➤ Our first resident artists, Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler of JULMstudios, produced four editions of 3-color risograph prints in early August 2019.