Cleveland Print Room

AIR Connect 2020

Residency Dates: 

Spring 2020, TBD


AIR CONNECT 2020 is now accepting applications! This month-long Artist Residency Exchange is between Cleveland, Ohio & Dundee, Scotland during spring 2020. The qualified artist should be an emerging or established artist with a focus in photography, or a combined focus using photography with other media such as printmaking or painting. The Ohio artist will reside in Dundee, Scotland and the Scottish artist will reside in Cleveland, Ohio. The work will focus on a special project in CPR’s Northeast Ohio community darkroom and gallery or at Dundee, Scotland’s Dundee Contemporary Arts. 

The Ohio artist will create work at DCA’s Print Shop. In exchange, the resident artist & DCA will arrange a plan for the artist to exhibit locally and/or edition work on-site at their Print Shop. The artist will receive a flat rate for a stipend to personally secure flight and accomodations, along with full access to the DCA Print Shop throughout the residency with reasonable materials included. 

The Scottish artist will also receive a flat rate stipend in Cleveland where they will personally secure the flight and accomodations.  AIRs will engage the community, have full access to CPR’s facilities, and have the opportunity to exhibit artwork at the conclusion of the residency.

This exchange program between Cleveland and Dundee is geared towards providing studio space to emerging and established artists, and encourages understanding across cultures, creating ties between US artists and communities and their counterparts abroad. (For more information, see &

DCA mission: DCA is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create through our four programme areas: exhibitions, cinema, print and learning. 

CPR mission: Advance the art and appreciation of the photographic image in all its forms by providing affordable access to a community darkroom and workspace, gallery exhibitions, educational programs and collaborative outreach.


Application materials must be compiled into a single PDF document no larger than 5MB. This document must be titled “artist last name_artist first name_year” Applications are due on December 10, 2019 at midnight and must include the following: 

• 10 images of recent work – or up to 2 minutes of time-based work

• Image list with the following information: Title, date, size, medium, and brief description if needed 

• Letter of Interest, including a project proposal detailing the specifics of the work you wish to develop at CPR or DCA. (No more than 1000 words) 

• Resume or CV 

• Names, emails, & phone numbers of 3 references. Let your references know we will be contacting them. 

If you have any questions regarding the residency program or application, please contact Shari Wilkins at or Annis Fitzhugh at 

Please send complete applications to

The Cleveland Print Room is funded by the Cleveland Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, the Gund Foundation, the Char and Chuck Family Foundation, the Callahan Foundation, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.