Program runs for 2-4 weeks between September and December, 2022
Application Deadline: June 18, 2022 Notification: July 18, 2022
The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists from a range of artistic disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. It provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in the areas of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts.
Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify the amount of time in the application)
A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.
Selection Panel for Fall 2022
Artist and Professor
Director at the Department of Environmental Protection and Pyramid Board Member
Artist and 2020 Denbo Fellow
Selected Artists Receive:
Up to one month of access to the printshop, type shop, paper studio and/or bindery
Key to studios and 24-hour access
Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance
A stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc. ($250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month)
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
Use of standard shop supplies
Housing is not provided, although upon acceptance, artist will be receive information on opportunities of nearby housing.
Each applicant will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or a combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a Pyramid Atlantic discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give an artist talk during their residency.
Current Pyramid Atlantic Board members and artistic associates are not eligible for the Denbo Fellowship.
Winter/Spring 2023 Denbo Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 18, 2022
Summer 2023 Denbo Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 18, 2023
About Beverly Denbo:
Beverly Denbo (1942-2011) was born in New York City and had a love of art from an early age. She earned a degree in art history from the University of Michigan. After moving to Bethesda in the early 1970s, she became actively involved in the Washington Metro area arts community. Later, she sat on the Boards of Pyramid Atlantic and other arts organizations, including VisArts, The Round House Theatre, and James Renwick Alliance.