Professional Development

Beyond the Substrate: Hand Papermaking Seminar for Print Curators

Updated: 08 May 2024

Dieu Donné is pleased to announce an open call for a four-day, hands-on workshop and seminar in hand papermaking in fine art for early- to mid-career curators and specialists in the field of prints and drawings. The goal of the seminar is to empower curators and print specialists to better understand papermaking as a medium, artworks on and off paper, and the relationship of papermaking to printmaking and drawing. Workshop Dates will take place between February 3-6, 2025. This workshop is made possible with support from Getty through The Paper Project initiative.

Eligibility: Ideal participants include emerging to mid-career curators, with up to 20 years of experience, whose curatorial focuses are in print, drawing, or other related paper-based artworks. Dieu Donné will also consider applications from other kinds of print and drawing specialists, including independent researchers, conservators, doctoral candidates, post-docs, and other arts professionals. Affiliation with a museum or institution is preferred but not required. U.S.-based and international applicants are both encouraged to apply.

What you get: The seminar will include a hands-on papermaking workshop, demonstrations of Eastern and Western techniques, lectures on the history and contemporary practice of papermaking, close study of handmade paper artworks, and visits to collaborative print/paper studios and museums with major collections of paper works in New York City. Through gaining hands-on experience with a range of papermaking techniques, participants will unlock a deeper understanding of paper artworks and the artmaking process.

Deadline 20 May 2024

Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY

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