c3: papermaking residency 2020
Due Jan 31 2020

c3:initiative believes art is an ideal medium to initiate and explore timely conversations. Through adaptive residencies, exhibitions, and public programs, c3 offers forward-thinking models for collaboration and resource sharing.

The c3:papermaking residency was established in 2014 to engage artists with little or no experience in hand papermaking, and offer them an opportunity to learn the craft and stretch the limitations of what the medium can do. Provided with instruction and guidance via technical assistance from a professional papermaker/artist at Pulp & Deckle studio and exclusive 24/7 access to the studio, residents create and exhibit new work.

Each year, four artists are selected for intensive, month-long residencies during which they work in the Portland, OR based Pulp & Deckle studio. Lead papermaker, Jenn Woodward provides guidance for residents to help realize their individual projects. She also educates and assists residents with all equipment use, fiber preparation, cleaning, and any other studio needs. Upon completion of the four month-long residencies, a group exhibition is held at c3:initiative or a partnering location.

The studio portion of the residency is an extension of the c3:initiative ethos of engaging with timely conversations. Creatives are encouraged to set up studio visits with their peers, and to explore topics and themes of inquiry around material and making. While this is a technical residency, it is a hands-on, deep learning experience where residents will learn the skills and knowledge needed to work independently in the papermaking arts.

Artists are selected via open call and a rotating jury process. Finalists will be interviewed by c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle staff members. Notifications regarding selected artists will be made in spring 2020. Selected residents will be required to sign a memo of understanding prior to their residency. All residencies will be scheduled from May-August 2020.

Residents receive:
– An introductory group orientation to the Pulp & Deckle studio
– Technical assistance from lead papermaker, Jenn Woodward
– A one-month residency at the Pulp & Deckle studio with 24 hour access
– A materials stipend of $250
– A group exhibition in spring 2021 featuring the 2020 papermaking residents

Visit our website at for info on how to apply. There is no application or residency fee.

The deadline for completed applications is January 31st, 2020 by 11:59 PST. If you have any questions please contact us at