Columbia College Chicago

Artist Residencies

Congratulations to this year’s CBPPA (formerly Anchor Graphics)
Artists in Residence; Daniel Greenberg May 11 through 21st 2015,
Sarah Smelser June 11 through July 2, 2015,
and Jonathan Mc Faddon, July 19 through August 6, 2015

Each artist will present a FREE to the public lecture  on the last thursday of their residency

The Lecture/presentation is informal, refreshments will be served. Please conact us  for further information.

Our residency program was funded in part by  contributions from individuals,
the Illinois Arts Council - A State Agency and Columbia College Chicago.
If you would like to help support Anchor Graphics, please contact us at 312-369-6864
or donate online.


The Artist-in-Residence Program at Anchor serves emerging, mid-career, and established artists who are proficient in print-media, need access to professional presses and equipment, and require an uninterrupted stretch of time to develop a print-based project. The application process is open to all experienced printmakers, whether locally, nationally, or internationally based.

The program is not an apprenticeship. The Anchor Graphics residency provides time and facilities for an artist to work on a specific project, as articulated in his/her proposal, and provides Artist Residents with basic materials, shop access, the technical assistance of our master printers, and a small honorarium.

Anchor Graphics welcomes artists into our shop for 3-week residencies during the fall, winter spring and summer. Residents are expected to interact with students by conducting individual work critiques or conversations with book, paper, or print classes and/or present a public lecture about their current projects. Each artist is expected to donate some of the print-based work created during his/her residency to the Anchor Graphics Archives.

Please note: Artists are expected to edition their own work. Assistance will be provided if possible, but is not guaranteed. Anchor Graphics’ ability to provide housing and the amount of honorariums is dependent on a constantly changing funding situation and may vary from year to year. Anchor Graphics does not cover travel expenses.

For more information on Anchor Graphics’ link to facilities. Access to screen printing, digital printing and letterpress equipment may be arranged, but cannot be guaranteed.

To apply for the next deadline, artists will need to email:

Additional materials not requested will not be reviewed as part of the application.
Email required items to  Anchor Graphics
Application materials may be sent in several emails if necessary.

Columbia College Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed or age.  This program is sponsored in part by the Art + Design Department of Columbia College Chicago  and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and  contributions form individuals and corporate donors. 

This years juror for the 2015 pool of residency applicants, will be Megan Sterling, former AG resident