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Megalo Print Studio + Gallery has been at the forefront of Australian printmaking for over 35 years. Based in Canberra, Australia, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery is a professional open-access printmaking studio providing facilities in screen printing on paper and fabric, etching, lithography and relief printing.

Our Artist-in-Residence program is a supported residency opportunity open to Australian and international artists at all stages of their careers.  In 2019 there will be five places for Australian artists and one international place. The selected artists will receive a stipend, accommodation (international and interstate based artists) and studio access to Megalo’s comprehensive, professional printmaking facilities. The residency program aims to support the making of new work that meets the program objectives of excellence and innovation in printmaking.

Key dates for applicants
•    Applications open: 5pm (AEDT) 1 September 2018.
•    Applications close: 5pm (AEDT) 31 October 2018.
•    Notification of outcome: by Mid-December 2018.
•    Timing of residencies: 6 February 2019 – 7 December 2019.

Selected artists receive:
• 6 weeks extended studio access
• Accommodation for the duration of the residency
• Living allowance stipend - AU$2000
• Materials stipend - AU$350
• Eligible to apply for additional travel allowance - up to AU$1000

• 4 weeks extended studio access
• Accommodation for the duration of the residency if artist lives interstate.
• Living allowance stipend - AU$2000
• Materials stipend - AU$350

Megalo is able to offer some technical assistance to artists throughout their residency and all artists are required to undertake a Work Health Safety induction before using the equipment. However, as all of the Megalo staff work part-time and within specific print media, assistance will not be on tap! If you think you may require more than occasional assistance or advice please indicate in your application proposal what help you may require.

Contribution from participants
Participating artists will contribute a representative body of work produced during the residency to the Megalo archive. The archive collection is used for the purposes of exhibition and scholarly research.  Artists may also be asked to present and discuss their work at a public forum. Megalo will have the right to reproduce work made by residents for future promotion of Megalo programs but will in all such instances acknowledge the artist as being the maker of the work.

Eligibility, process and selection of artists
- Program participants should not be engaged in undergraduate studies in the year of the residency.
- Applications will be assessed by the selection panel.
- The panel aims for a balance of printmedia in its selection process.
- The panels’ decision is final.
- Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications Megalo receives we are unable to give feedback on individual applications.