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Cat Head Press Seeks Applications for Artist and Curator Residencies

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Cat Head Press Seeks Applications for Artist and Curator Residencies


Beginning late spring of 2021, Cat Head Press will offer three Artist and Curator Residency positions. Visual artists, literary artists, musicians, dancers, art curators and anyone working in a creative field are welcome to apply. Collaborators may apply together in a single application. ACR’s will take over CHP’s programming for 8 weeks to create a series of engaging projects that highlight their work and showcase art’s ability to connect with and bring the community together, specifically on the Near East Side where CHP is located. The ACRs will be compensated, have a material budget and have access to CHP’s facilities and resources, which includes printmaking facilities, risograph printing, exhibition space, retail space, mobile printing and wifi hotspot van, video recording and video projection equipment along with various other supplies and expertise to assist in the execution of their proposed residency. ACRs will be expected to develop and implement their projects or events independently, with guidance from CHP staff, use of CHP resources and assistance in promoting through Cat Head Press’s channels. Programs must be free and accessible to the public. As long as COVID-19 is still a concern, proposals should consider COVID precautions when planning events and programs with emphasis on outdoor events where social distancing can occur and projects that make use of virtual platforms or allow the audience to participate safely from a distance. ACRs will not be provided housing and are not expected to give up other employment during the time of the residency, as long as they have sufficient time in their schedule to complete their proposed projects.

Possible projects include but are not limited to:

Screen printed edition of prints in collaboration with CHP or printed work created within the cooperative print studio facilities

Risograph printed publication to be distributed to the community

Live screen printing event with the mobile printing van

Live music/dance performance(s) with wifi hotspot van to include live stream recording of performance

Outdoor or small group indoor workshops open to the public or youth art kits that can be distributed to the east side community

Mural on Near East Side (location will need to be determined)

Exhibition of work

Outdoor video screening

Lecture or podcast


ACR 1: May 1, 2021-June 30, 2021

ACR 2: July 1, 2021-August 31, 2021

ACR 3: September 1-October 31, 2021


ACRs will each receive a $3,500 stipend and up to a $500 materials budget (collaborative teams will split the stipend)

Eligibility and Application Process 

All applicants must have at least 3 years working experience in the arts outside of school. Collaborative teams may apply with one application. Please submit the following information as one pdf to with an email subject line “Visiting Artist and Curator in Residence Submission” by Friday, March 19, 2021.

CV that also includes website and/or art social media that showcases your work
Up to 10 images of work (or links to video/performances/music, etc) and descriptions of works
Detailed proposal of how you will spend your 8 weeks as a resident, including ideas for at least 3 unique projects/programs. Describe how your proposed projects will connect with the community and highlight art as an essential component in building meaning and connection.
Submissions that do not follow the above guidelines will not be reviewed. Please direct any questions to If you would like your proposal to be reviewed before your final submission please email with subject line “Review of ACR Submission” by March 1st for feedback.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel and applicants will be notified by April 16, 2021 of final decisions.


Learn more and apply here.


This program is underwritten by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, as it continues Mr. Clowes’ legacy and philanthropy in promoting and preserving arts and humanities in Indianapolis. We thank them for their support.


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