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Denbo Fellowship (Summer 2023)

April 7, 2023

Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 program runs for 2-4 weeks, between May 15 and September 1, 2023

Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
Notification: May 9, 2023

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.

Residency Length: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify the amount of time in the application)

Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

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 their 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.

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.

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