FORCE Artist Residency at Pelham is a two week residency with Pelham printmaking studio to produce a limited edition print, with themes focusing on consent and/or supporting survivors of sexual violence, to be exhibited in the FORCE Project Space during 2015 Artscape. And you’re invited to apply!

FORCE and Pelham would like to identify one local visual artist committed to working with FORCE in a professional printmaking studio environment. Participating artist will have a dedicated period of two weeks, from June 13 – 27, 2015, to envision and create a limited edition print in the studio. Pelham will offer up to 12 studio hours each week to the participating artist with flexible open hours. Pelham professional printer will take care of all technical aspects of lithography and printing of the edition. The artist can engage in the creative process and the printer will handle the rest. All materials will be provided. The chosen artist will be asked to donate a series of completed prints from the residency to benefit the Monument Quilt, along with an interview to be posted on the project’s website.

To apply, email a portfolio of eight images, resume and a brief written statement describing your motivation behind working with FORCE and Pelham to Application deadline is June 10th, 2015. 

Call for application opens May 26, 2015

Application deadline June 10, 2015

Residency duration June 13-27, 2015

FORCE at ArtScape Exhibition July 17-19, 2015

Pelham printmaking studio is a venue for collaborating artists. Pelham is a fully equipped lithography workshop with designated creative and print work spaces located in Baltimore City’s Mayfield neighborhood. Pelham provides artists with tools and space to create original prints. More information about the studio can be found at

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration challenging and changing the mainstream conversation about rape in the US, using social media and public art actions. Their current project is the Monument Quilt, a collection of testimonials from survivors of rape and abuse that creates and demands public space to heal. Made of survivors’ stories written and stitched onto red fabric and assembled together in highly visible venues, the Monument Quilt resists a narrow narrative of sexual violence by amplifying many voices, not one. In the project’s culmination, 6,000 stories will blanket the National Mall with the phrase “Not Alone.” Visit or for more information.

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