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Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The Artist-in-Residence Program at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking offers established and emerging artists an opportunity to realize printmaking projects by providing time, privacy, equipment, and a creative environment. The residency provides uninterrupted time to produce a body of work and a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development in traditional and innovative printmaking techniques. Artists can create an edition, explore new mediums, or otherwise advance their printmaking oeuvre. It is hoped that competition for the residency will stimulate original and inventive proposals for work that artists might not otherwise attempt.


Norwalk, Connecticut: United States

Located in Mathews Park, in Norwalk, Connecticut, CCP's complex includes the 5,000-square-foot, 19th-century carriage house that houses the main facility and the nearby Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, site of the Artist-in-Residence Program. The only facility of its kind between New York City and Boston, CCP is located midway between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, less than an hour away from both vital art communities. CCP is convenient to Metro-North Railroad, Route I-95, and the Merritt Parkway, and it is located near the beaches and boats of Long Island Sound and the shops, galleries, and restaurants of South Norwalk. A YMCA is just across the street. Artists who participate in the program live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, for one week or as long as one month.


  • Residency Length: 1-4 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1-5


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    CCP appoints a panel to review applications. Central to the application will be a description of your specific project, accompanied by a resume/bio indicating skill level, visuals of recent work, and a $25 application fee.

  • Application Ongoing: Yes
  • Additional deadline info:
    The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) in Norwalk, Connecticut is always taking applications from established and emerging artists for an opportunity to realize printmaking projects by providing time, privacy, equipment, and a creative environment. Artists who participate in the program live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, for one week or as long as one month. Please visit for more information.

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Sarah Amos, Vermont; Deborah Muirhead, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Kim Fink, University of North Dakota
This is an ideal print residency. Concentrated time in which I explored processes without interruption jump-started my artwork and allowed new ideas and problem solving. I highly recommend this residency at CCP!
— Nancy Friese, Rhode Island School of Design
The printmaking residency is a place of quiet that enables the artistic journey and exploration in an atmosphere of creativity.
— Anthony Kirk, Artistic Director/Master Printer

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
    Residencies are based in the newly renovated Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, next to CCP's main facility. The cottage houses a printmaking studio as well as a compact, furnished, two-bedroom living space with a fully equipped kitchen, bath, and laundry. The building has central heat and air-conditioning and is wheelchair accessible.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    Living quarters, studios, and public areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Printmaking
  • Additional studio information: 
    The Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage contains a Takach motorized etching press (39" x 72") and a Martech manual etching press (28" x 48"). It has excellent light and plenty of wall space.

Residency Fees

CCP subsidizes a significant portion of the cost of the program, but there remains a fee to cover on-site housing, orientation, basic technical assistance, and some studio supplies. The weekly fee for 2013 is $900. The fee for subsequent weeks is reduced to $700. A reduction of fees may be available for two artists collaborating in the space, at the discretion of the reviewing panel.

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

To work independently it is necessary for artists applying to CCP's Artist-in-Residence Program to have printmaking experience. Please indicate whether you will work independently or collaborate with a CCP printer (for an additional fee).

Contact Information

299 West Avenue, Mathews Park
Mathews Park
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
United States
Tel: 203.899.7999