Open Call Residency Application

Zygote accepts applications for two 14-day residencies per year, one in summer and one in winter. Qualified artist residents should be established printmakers in the U.S. or abroad with the aim to work on a special project in Zygote’s Northeast Ohio facilities.

These residencies include free housing in the Zygote Press Artist Share Space (ZPASS) loft apartment — a live-work accommodation above the E. 30th St. studio — as well as a stipend and full access to the shop for two weeks. In exchange, residents give a lecture or demonstration and donate one work created at Zygote to the archive. Additional Zygote funding is not available for travel costs.

Zygote’s program is geared towards providing short-term communal studio space to emerging and established artists.

The next deadline for Zygote’s residency is: June 15, 2017 for winter & spring, 2018.

How to apply:

Application materials must be compiled into a single PDF document, no larger than 5MB.

This document must be titled “artist last name_artist first name_year”

Applications must include the following:
• 10 images of recent work – or up to 2 minutes of time based work. Please attach .Jpeg files of images, no more than 5 MB total, or include a link to video work.
• Image list with the following information: Title, date, size, medium, and brief description if needed
• Letter of Interest, including a project proposal detailing the specific work you would develop at Zygote. (No more than 1000 words)
• Resume or CV
• Selection of preferred residency term/s
• Names, emails, & phone numbers of 2 references. Please let your references know we may be calling.

For any text files, please attach .PDF, .DOC or .DOCX files only.

Submit your application with these items to programs@zygotepress.org.

The precise 2-week time slot of the Summer and Winter Residencies will be agreed upon by Zygote Residency Director and the selected artist based on availability of ZPASS. Normally, these residencies occur in August and January.

Applicants are notified when submissions are received. Curators/Artists should allow four to six weeks to review applications.  A separate independent jury makes final selection and artists can expect immediate notification if accepted.

Note: Zygote Press strives to create a community of artists-in-residence that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. Zygote seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and ancestry, disability or veteran status.