Kahn | Mason Studio Immersion Project (SIP) Fellowship 2025

Application Dates
    Open: Sat. June 1, 2024
    Closes: Mon. July 15, 2024 11:59pm EST

Residency Dates
    February 1 - May 1, 2025

    Studio Immersion Project (SIP) is an intense summer fellowship designed to introduce artists from multiple disciplines to printmaking. SIP invites artists seeking creative exploration through printmaking, regardless of expertise, to apply their creative knowledge and conceptual goals to the print medium.

    Selected artists are each provided access (February - May) to a community and professional printmaking workspace, a monthly stipend, a materials stipend, three printmaking workshops, and assistance from EFA RBPMW staff and monitors.  SIP has little or no out of pocket expenditures for artists while maximizing technical assistance in EFA RBPMW’s fully stocked and equipped intaglio, relief, lithography, and digital media workspace.


    EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is located in the EFA Center at 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan.

Award Description

     1 year EFA RBPMW membership
     Unlimited EFA RBPMW studio access during workshop hours
     Monthly stipend
     Materials stipend
     6 session SIP Orientation Program
     Includes: In depth studio orientation, basic intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, relief and monotype techniques.
     3 EFA RBPMW classes
     Group exhibition in 20|20 Gallery the summer after fellowship year
     Material & supply storage
     Access to exhibition and portfolio exchange opportunities through EFA RBPMW membership


Eligibility is limited to artists living and working in New York State that have no affiliation with any institution as a full or part time student, be in a residency program during the time of the SIP fellowship, nor have received any other fellowship from EFA RBPMW in the past 2 years.

Prior printmaking experience is not required. Artists working in other media are greatly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

    Artists of any race, gender, ethnicity, creed, or socioeconomic background are encouraged to apply.  Selection is based on artistic merit determined by an independent four person interdisciplinary panel of art professionals in a blind jury. All jurors names will be made public following the announcement of selected participants.

Deadlines and Notification Process

    All applications must be submitted online by Monday, July 15th, 2024 11:59pm EST. All applicants will receive an automatic email response after successfully completing their application.  Finalists will be notified for an interview by October. Please do not call the office for selection results.

Application Instructions

    All applications must include the following:

    1. Work Samples and Image List
    2. Current Resume / CV
    3. Statement of Intent

1. Work Samples and Image List

     Work Samples can be one of the three options:

    - 10 jpg images
    - 5 minutes of video
    - 5 jpg images and 2.5 minutes of video

Applicants Submitting Images:

    - All images should be in jpg format. Maximum size: 1000 pixels in any direction. This is the optimal size for good image quality and fast upload.

    -Save images as: "yourlastname_yourfirstname_01.jpg" (Ex. Blackburn_Robert_01.jpg)

Applicants Submitting Video:

    - Video samples must include a link (URL) to video WITHOUT the artist’s name.

    - You may submit a link to a video posted on any website, including YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Just make sure that there are no privacy settings prohibiting the viewing of the video. If there is a password, PLEASE include it in the space provided.

    - DO NOT include your name in your title image or in the credits of your time based piece.

    Here is a page explaining private videos on



    ...and for Vimeo:


Image List You will be prompted to enter the title, date, medium, and dimensions for all images submitted. For video submissions, please include the title, duration and description of the sample provided.

2. Resume/CV

    - Please submit and save your Resume/CV as a .pdf  file as: Yourlastname_Yourfirstname_CV.pdf” (ex. Blackburn_Robert_CV.pdf)

3. Statement of Intent

    - Describe your practice and how you think printmaking might contribute to your current work in 100 words or less.

    - Save your statement as a .pdf file as: “Yourlastname_Yourfirstname_Statement” (ex. Blackburn_Robert_Statement.pdf) 

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the 2025 Open Call for SHIFT: A Residency for Arts Workers. 

Since its inception in 2010, SHIFT residency has been providing peer support, mentoring, and studio space for over ninety artists who work in arts organizations in New York (as administrators, educators, accessibility consultants, etc.) to advance the artists' creative practices in balance with their careers. The SHIFT residency honors these artists’ commitment to the arts community with a supportive and collaborative  environment.

Each year six New York-based artists receive a shared studio space, artist honoraria and production fee, career development opportunities, group catalog production, as well as monthly peer critiques and guest studio visits. The residency period starts from January 2025, and ends in July 2025, culminating in a curated group exhibition at EFA Project Space

SHIFT has hosted artists working in a range of media, from sound and installation to painting, performance, and social practice. In addition to its role as a support network, SHIFT promotes advocacy for arts workers and seeks to increase equity and representation within the field.


*Application opens June 4, 2024

*Application deadline: July 31, 2024 

*Selected applicants notified in Fall 2024

*Residency period: January - July, 2025

*End-of-Residency Exhibition: June-July, 2025


*Anyone who works in the arts and still maintains an art practice is welcomed to apply. In the past we’ve hosted art educators, administrators, freelancers, museum security guards, accessibility professionals, and more from various non-profit as well as for-profit institutions. We support arts workers who feel like a shift is needed in their practice

*Applicants must be employed and working at least 32 hours a week as an arts worker at a NYC-based arts entity (non-profit/for-profit institutions, galleries, education, freelance, etc.)

*Applicants must be based in New York and are able to commit to be in-person over the course of the residency

*Applicants must be able to commit to a once-a-week meeting throughout the duration of the residency, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM, and occasional weekends and evening events

*Applicants must be able to commit to participate in the final exhibition scheduled for June-July 2025, at EFA Project Space

*Applicants should also commit to participating in the exhibition’s public programming

*Applicants must not be enrolled in an academic program during the residency period

Program Offerings:

*Shared studio space at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

*Artist honoraria and production fee

*Career development opportunities

*Monthly peer critiques

*Guest studio visits

*A curated group exhibition at EFA Project Space

*Exhibition catalog


EFA Project Space staff is committed to supporting accessibility needs.
  EFA Project Space is located on the second floor of 323 West 39th Street. It is accessible via an elevator (its door width is 32” and car width is 65”), or two flights of stairs. At the building’s ground-level front desk, you will be asked to sign in with your name but not to provide ID.
  Studios are wheelchair accessible. Studios will be shared, with individual desks, shelves, and chairs for each resident. The studios have windows and AC.

About the exhibition space:
The exhibitions and projects are free. Chairs with backs are available for guests upon request. There are two non-gender-segregated single-stall bathrooms on the building’s third floor, accessible via the elevators, one floor above the gallery. One bathroom is wide and long enough to accommodate a wheelchair; the other cannot. Neither bathroom has grab bars.

ASL interpreters are available upon request. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to request ASL Interpretation for exhibitions’ public programs.

EFA Project Space is committed to nurturing an intergenerational environment and we encourage visitors of all ages to join.

Can international artists apply to the SHIFT residency?

International artists may apply, as long as they have permission to work in the USA during the residency period. EFA Project Space is unable to sponsor visas