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$40.00 USD

Paper Machine Publication Residency

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $40

Antenna is accepting applications for our 2022 Paper Machine Residency Program supporting print-based artistic inquiry with a month-long residency at Paper Machine, our print facility in New Orleans.


The Paper Machine Publication Residency supports artists in print-based artistic inquiry during a month-long residency at our print shop in New Orleans. Artists-in-Residence will: 1) develop original editioned work under the broadly-defined rubric of printmaking, including publications, sculptural books, zines, multiples, and other such works; and 2) present complementary programming that engages the public in their project and work, which can include participatory compositions, workshop, or artist talk.

The Paper Machine Publication Residency annually welcomes six to eight artists—a mix of local and national/international artists—to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects and public programs.


Paper Machine is a 5,000 square-foot center for artist- and writer-driven publishing in the Lower 9th Ward, which houses a range of new and traditional printmaking technologies. We offer commercial-grade digital printing, bookbindery featuring saddle-stitch, and perfect binding, and we have an in-house screenprinting studio with optional training from an industry expert.  Our printers have white toner and digital foil printing technology. We partner with The Southern Letterpress to offer letterpress printing for specific projects and Studio in the Woods to provide research access to Tulane University's special collections libraries. Each Resident is also given access to Adobe Creative Suite during the month of their Residency.

Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to draw inspiration and ideas from the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, a teaching collection of artists' books, editioned and one-of-a-kind productions spanning visual art, literary art, graphic design, printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, and publishing.


Selected artists will receive a $1500 honorarium, a $500 travel stipend, lodging for a month in the studio apartment at Paper Machine, and assistance with developing and executing up to 300 copies of an editioned publication with support from the Publication & Residency Manager and Paper Machine staff, with  50 copies given to the artist. 

Antenna's mission supports creative work in New Orleans and the Gulf South. We ask that Residents consider how their ideas and work relate to the region and how these ideas can contribute to their proposed works.


To apply, artists must submit a proposed project with supporting images outlining how they might use their Residency. The Residency exists to support an artist's creative process where it intersects with print-based technologies. Because the print center may be an overwhelming environment for some, in the beginning, a proposal provides a great place to start, as we recognize an artist's project may diverge from their original proposal.


We ask all Artists-in-Residence to participate in some form of public programming, which may include an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for members of our community to engage with the artist and their project.

APPLICATION -  Support Materials for residency application

  • Artist statement/statement about the artist's creative process
  • Specific project proposal for Residency
  • Examples of past work (max of 10 images)
  • Statement of interest outlining your ideas relevant to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast South
  • Bio

We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities.


  • Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
  • Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5-years.
  • Applicants cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.
  • Artists-in-Residence can come to the program with little experience working in print, but we ask that artists come with an open mind and eagerness to learn and work.


This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.


  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance to the residency program, the Publication & Residency Manager will contact you to discuss details of the program and schedule your residency within a month of notification.


About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.


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