Jerome Residency at Highpoint

Each year, three artists are selected to participate in the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint. Thanks to the generous support of the Jerome Foundation, this program has existed since 2003 and has served more than 40 emerging printmakers. The residency begins in September and ends with a culminating exhibition in May.

General Info:

Three applicants will be chosen to become 2019-2020 Jerome Residents at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. These artists receive:

  • Nine months of access to a state-of-the-art printshop

  • Technical support from the residency coordinator

  • Storage space for tools and materials

  • Use of inks and standard shop supplies

  • 50% discount on Highpoint classes

  • Group discussions and critiques

  • Group exhibition and public reception at the end of the residency

  • Professional digital documentation of exhibited artwork

  • $1000 stipend


The Jerome Residency program is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques, and can provide original examples of such work. An “emerging” artist is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, yet has not received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment and recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. Highpoint and the Jerome Foundation reserve the right to review and determine applicant status as emerging.

Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking, as well as the quality and clarity of their plan for the residency. To be eligible, artists must illustrate proficiency in at least one traditional printmaking technique (intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monoprinting, or relief). Residents will be expected to observe Highpoint’s studio policies, guidelines, and etiquette as well as the conditions outlined in the Jerome Resident Contract. Artists are also expected to give a brief gallery talk during their exhibition. Priority will be given to artists who have had little or no opportunity to work in a professional, non-academic printshop environment. Artists may not be a student during the residency period (September 2019 – May 2020). Minnesota residency must be maintained during the entire program. In addition, applicants must have resided in MN continuously since September 1, 2018 or earlier. Highpoint Center for Printmaking provides equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Highpoint is the premier community-access printmaking workshop in the Upper Midwest. The 10,000 square-foot, ADA compliant center is fully equipped to support intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting.

For more information visit the facilities page on this site.

Selection Process:

A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will review all submitted materials and select three artists to be residents.


  • Free public information session: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 7-8pm at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

  • Applications due Monday, July 15, 2019 by 5pm at Highpoint (please note this is not a postmark deadline!)

  • Notification: Late August 2019

  • Dates of residency: September 2019 – May 2020 (nine months)

To Apply:

Send materials outlined below to: Jerome Residency Search, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Your name and contact information must appear on all materials. The following materials must be received at Highpoint by 5pm on Monday, July 15, 2019. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE.

  • One completed application form (may be copied)

  • Image sample: flash drive containing 15 examples of work made within the last 5 years. At least 10 of the examples must display proficiency in lithography, intaglio, relief, monoprinting, or screenprinting

    • Images must be clear, professionally presented, and accurately represent the work

    • Images must be in JPEG format with exactly 1200 pixels on the largest dimension

    • Flash drive must be labeled with artist’s name

    • Title each image in the following way: last name_first name_image number.jpg (example doe_jane_01.jpg)

    • Image numbers must correspond with image list (see below)

  • Also include 4 collated, paper-clipped copies of the following: (DO NOT SUBMIT IN A BINDER):

    • A one-page image list, numbered to correspond with images on flash drive. Include title, medium, year completed, and size for each image

    • A one-page letter of intent describing goals for work to be accomplished during the residency; ability to commit to a nine-month program; and contact information

    • A two-page, current resume, including three references


Please direct questions to: Director of Artist Programs, Josh Bindewald, Highpoint Center for Printmaking 912 West Lake St Minneapolis, MN, 55408

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