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[BKARTS] Dieu Donne Papermill seeks Artistic Apprentice


Dieu Donné Papermill, a not-for-profit artist workspace dedicated to the creation,promotion, and preservation of contemporary art utilizing the hand papermaking process, seeks a paid Artistic Apprentice for hands-on study of papermaking and to document the unique technical expertise of Artistic Director Paul Wong and the Dieu Donné studio staff.

The ideal candidate will have skill in and knowledge of hand papermaking and a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the medium. The qualified candidate must exhibit the desire to gain knowledge through an intensive mentoring process. A firm commitment of 40 hours per week for 21 months is required. Approximately 32 hours per week will be spent in the studio, including twelve hours per week of hands-on instruction by Paul Wong. The remaining eight hours per week will be dedicated to the ancillary study of contemporary art and the history of hand papermaking. This is a paid position with a stipend of approximately $1,450 per month. Housing is not provided. The program will be structured to address the principles of papermaking as an art form, applying standards of the highest level. The course of study will include all aspects of pulp production, 2- and 3-dimensional hand papermaking techniques, drying processes,and archival preservation on a project-by-project basis.

To apply, please send to Dieu Donné Papermill: (1) a cover letter; (2) résumé;(3) name, title, address, and phone number of three references. Please give specific attention to your previous papermaking and art studio experience in your cover letter. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address applications and inquiries to Megan Moorhouse, Studio Director, Dieu Donné Papermill, 433 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013; fax 212.226.6088; or email megan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ***********************************************
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