The Ink Shop Printmaking Center offers an annual Fellowship Grant to a printmaker or book artist. The Fellowship, funded in part from a generous contribution from the Kahn Family, provides an artist with the time and resources to create a new body of work. The Fellow is granted a full year membership to The Ink Shop with 24/7 access to studio and equipment, and is given the opportunity to present this work in a gallery show. The Fellowship enables the artist to participate in Ink Shop exhibitions and portfolio exchanges, and to partake in all aspects of The Ink Shop’s day-to-day management. The Fellow volunteers to help with shop operations, and exhibition programs. As such, the Fellowship is particularly attractive to those wishing to learn about running a nonprofit arts organization.

The next Fellowship begins May 5, 2021 and ends January 28, 2022. The Fellow will be offered a stipend of $2000 and all the benefits and privileges of a Printmaker Associate. The Fellow may teach workshops and/or edition for other artists (for which one could be paid additionally as an independent contractor). The Ink Shop will provide technical advice, guidance, and assistance in production and use of equipment. For the month of August 2021 or February 2022 (artists’ choice), the Fellow will have the opportunity to present a Solo show.

How to Apply

The next Fellowship begins May 5, 2022 and ends January 28, 2023.
Application form available here.

Deadline is March 24, 2022.
Grant recipients are notified by April 8 2022.

Applicants are expected to provide a project proposal, 10 images via portfolio online, and a resume including your background in printmaking processes. Direct any inquiries about the Fellowship to the President of the Board of Directors.

Who is Peter Kahn?

H. Peter Kahn (1921-1997) is fondly remembered by generations of Cornell students and Ithacans as a man whose life was dedicated to art, especially the arts of fine printing and the handmade book. A prolific typographer, illustrator and book designer as well as a painter, the German-born artist was a member of the Cornell community for forty years. The Kahn Family Fellowship a key element in our programming, furthering the legacy of Peter Kahn’s life and art and drawing together artists and writers in collaborative projects of the kind that were so important to him. His wife Ruth Kahn, the children’s book author of the series My Father’s Dragon, is found in translation around the world.

Learn more about Peter Kahn at hpeterkahn.org