The 2023 Bloom Scholarship is an application-based opportunity which provides one selected Chicago area artist free tuition for a summer class at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC)! Awarded to a woman of color located in the Chicago area, one applicant will be chosen for this scholarship opportunity to gain a free course in any medium offered of their choosing to learn a printmaking process and expand their practice.
The 2023 cycle of the scholarship will take place during the summer months. Applications for the 2023 Bloom Residency are due April 1, 2023. Recipients will be notified no later than May 1 and must make their course selection by May 15.
Please note, scholarship recipients must be located within or near the immediate Chicago area.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Women artists of color who wish to expand their knowledge of printmaking practices are encouraged to apply to the 2023 Bloom Scholarship opportunity. Applicants do not need to have prior experience or knowledge of printmaking processes. Applicants should, however, have some sort of self-defined creative practice. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the scholarship program and offered free tuition for a summer course offering of their choosing.
Material costs associated with the course will not be covered under the scholarship and will be the responsibility of the student. Material costs per course vary by process. CPC staff will do their best to provide a rough cost estimate to the selected student of what materials they will need to bring to class.
Our summer course offerings that the scholarship can be applied to include the courses listed below. Visit our website to read course descriptions. Fall and Spring course descriptions follow a similar curriculum as summer. https://chicagoprintmakers.com/print-making-classes-chicago/
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE COURSES OFFERED IN THE SUMMER :
– PRINTMAKING BASICS: SCREENPRINTING, RELIEF, AND MONOTYPE
– STONE LITHOGRAPHY
– RELIEF PRINTMAKING
– MULTI-LEVEL SCREENPRINTING
– TRADITIONAL ETCHING
– BOOKBINDING BASICS (ONLINE)
– INTERMEDIATE BOOKBINDING (ONLINE)
After notification of receiving the scholarship, the selected applicant will work with the CPC Education Coordinator to select their course and provide registration information. In the case of a course cancellation due to low enrollment, CPC staff will work with the student to move them to another summer course. The safety and wellness of both our students and faculty remains our highest priority; therefore, CPC requires that all students be vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19.
While there are no expectations placed on the outcome of the students’ work in the course, we do expect scholarship recipients to attend class regularly, except in cases of illness, planned travel, or emergency.
2023 BLOOM SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE
Application Opens: March 1, 2023
Application Closes: April 1, 2023
Selected Student is Notified: May 1, 2023
Student’s Course Selection Deadline: May 15, 2023
**Please note, CPC supports all women artists of color, marginalized genders, and is trans affirmative.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO PRINTMAKERS COLLABORATIVE
Founded in 1989, The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative provides a studio for artists, printmakers, students, and the public to get excited about all things inky. Experienced printmakers further their practice with 24/7 keyed access to the workshop, while students learn and broaden their knowledge of printmaking media from CPC’s stellar roster of professional faculty. With facilities for intaglio, screen printing, lithography, relief, monotype, photo processes, and other traditional print media, the CPC offers a valuable resource in the Midwest, and is known worldwide.