A stipend is provided to the Resident Artist.
Artist can apply online. 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. Applicants should allow four to six weeks for Zygote to review applications after the yearly deadline. A separate independent jury makes final selection and artists can expect immediate notification if accepted. There is no application fee.
Zygote Press is an artist workshop promoting contemporary fine-art printing. Through advocacy, exhibitions, community programs, and affordable, professional workspace, Zygote stimulates collective exchange. Here, artists create new work, audiences explore new ideas, and collaborations strengthen the community. 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. The precise 2-week time slot of residencies will be agreed upon by Zygote Residency Director and the selected artist based on availability of ZPASS.
Residents give a lecture or demonstration during their stay and donate one work produced during the residency to the Zygote Press Archive.
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.
Residents are granted full access to the E 30th St. studio which offers professional facilities to let artists create work by several methods, including alternative processes (such as XANTE and plate lithography), intaglio, relief, letterpress, silkscreen, and photo-based processes. Zygote Press has no equipment for traditional stone lithography. The East 30th St. also has Wi-Fi and a digital lab and computer station that all visitors are free to use.
Zygote is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy print-shop facility for the staff, users, and visitors. The shop went completely green in 2015.