The Anchor Archive Zine Residency, Inkstorm Screenprinting Collective and Sad Rad Music Collective have opened submissions for their summer zine residency! Formerly the Roberts Street Residency (the crew has now moved into RadStorm), the residency invites zinesters to spend two to four weeks in Halifax plunging through the massive Anchor Archive, connecting with the local community and making zines, prints, music — really, whatever their hearts desire!
“It helped to remind me why making zines is important to me,” says Kate Larson of New Paltz, NY, the persistent zinester behind “no better than apples” among others. Kate’s project “SOMETIMES” came out of 3 weeks in August 2015, where she took advantage of all of the resources available to her to make a zine and a tape, meant to be enjoyed together (check out the final product here)
“I think I was the only resident last year that did a project incorporating music, screenprinting, and zine-making,” said Kate, who said she decided to apply after hearing that Sad Rad Music Collective had jumped on board. “To me, the residency was perfect… I make music and I make zines and I screenprint, and the opportunity to have access to all of those things and time to explore each one and combine them all into a final project felt so exciting to me.”
For Robin Markle, the dedicated time was the greatest resource of all.
“Just having two weeks set aside to work on the project with no other obligations was the most helpful thing for me,” she explained. Her project, a zine dedicated to Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs, was featured in a Creative Politics piece she wrote for Broken Pencil Issue 68.
The deadline for applications is February 22. Learn all about how to apply and what you could do at robertsstreet.org/residency
Images via teamkate.com