HOW TO APPLY
1. Pay the online Application Fee above.
2. Send an email to email@example.com with the following files attached:
– 3 x artwork images (jpeg format only)
– A PDF or Word document listing the artwork image details entered (artist name, artwork title, date, medium, dimensions, edition size)
– An artist CV in PDF or Word format (maximum 2 pages)
3. Applicants must email this information and pay the entry fee to be considered for the PCA Print Commission 2023 by 5pm, 1 March, 2023.
APPLICATION IMAGES AND MEDIA
Please email high-resolution images of no more than three artworks. Each image should be a jpeg file, maximum file size 2MB each. Images should be labelled with the artist’s name followed by the title of the work in the file name.
Artworks entered should be recent and created within the past 4 years, and indicative of your practice and level of expertise. Original artworks created in any form of printmaking will be accepted, including (but not limited to): etching, lithography, screenprint, linocut, woodblock, wood engraving, collagraph and mixed print techniques.
Photographs and digital reproduction prints of artwork in other media (also known as ‘giclée prints’ ) are not eligible for entry. However, original prints created through digital means (which may include photography) ARE eligible for entry, as falling into the category of digital printmaking. For further information on this distinction, check the ‘What is a Print’ page on this site.
HOW IT WORKS
Artists are invited to apply for the PCA Print Commission by following the Application Instructions above and paying the entry fee.
Up to 15 artists will be shortlisted from the applications and asked to produce a bon á tirer proof (or working drawings if the medium precludes this) for an entirely new print.
Up to five artists will be selected from the shortlist for the Print Commission. Selected artists each receive a supply of quality printmaking paper for editioning, provided by the Print Commission sponsors Arthouse Direct and Clairefontaine. (Please note that artists selected must request approval from the Print Council for use of paper other than that supplied.)
Each selected artist will produce seven artist proofs, and an edition of between 30 and 40 prints. From this edition, one impression will be held in the PCA Archive Collection, one is acquired by the State Library of Victoria for their permanent collection, and one will be provided to the Print Commission sponsors in recognition of their support. The remaining impressions will be made available for purchase to subscribers and the public.
The Print Council will pay a fee of $1000 (plus GST) to each selected artist, and this year they will also receive an Artist Proof of each work from the entire suite of commissioned prints!
Non-PCA members are welcome to apply, however artists chosen for the Commission will be required to join the PCA as a member.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
- The PCA Print Commission is open to living artists residing in Australia and New Zealand over the age of 18.
- The images submitted for application to the Commission program are to be of original works of the entrant, and must have been made within the past four years.
- Artists who have been commissioned for this program in the previous three years (Print Commission 2022, 2021 and 2020 programs) are not eligible to apply.
- By paying the entry fee you agree to these Terms & Conditions of Entry.
Selection of shortlisted artists will be made via images of entrant’s artworks submitted for application. No incomplete entries will be considered.
Entries are due 5pm 1 March 2023.
The Print Council of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of Arthouse Direct and Clairefontaine for the Print Commission 2023 program.
Key dates 2023
01/12/22 – APPLICATIONS OPEN
01/03/23 – APPLICATIONS CLOSE
16/03/23 – SHORTLISTED ARTISTS NOTIFIED
27/04/23 – SHORTLISTED ARTISTS SUBMIT BON À TIRER
12/05/23 – FINAL SELECTION OF COMMISSIONED ARTISTS
01/08/23 – COMPLETED ARTISTS’ PROOFS SUBMITTED TO PCA
01/09/23 – PRINT COMMISSIONS LAUNCHED
07/09/23 – COMPLETED EDITIONS SUBMITTED TO PCA
David Fairbairn, Auto Portrait No 20, etching and drypoint, edition of 30, image size 33 x 28 cm, paper size 76 x 56 cm.
PCA Print Commission 2017