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The Soapbox is a shared community art space where we have: screenprinting equipment, a printer, couches, AC, a variety of presses for letterpress, woodcut, and linoleum block printing, ink, papermaking equipment, large tables, a library of zines and comics, bookbinding materials, lots of letterpress type (a variety of sizes, including wood)…we have a lot of materials to share. We are excited to introduce 3-10 day mini residencies. As a resident, you will get free access to the print shop from 8am-10pm to make whatever you want. This space is yours to use! At the end of your time, we ask that you share images/copies of what you have made with us, or a few sentences reflecting on your time in the shop, and permission to share these words/images on our website. We are excited about the opportunity to learn about YOU and what you care about making. We want to bring new faces and energy into this space!
Y O U //
This is perfect for anyone with an idea. Some examples may include… making a poster about a neighborhood event with our wood type, printing your poem, making T-shirts for your grandmother’s 100th birthday party, making an artists book, making an instructional zine, invitations, etc….
We are prioritizing people in our neighborhood (West/Southwest Philly), and are excited about welcoming people who are familiar with the shop AS WELL as people who don’t have an “art background” and have never been into a print shop before. We want to share our resources to help you bring your ideas and inspirations to life.
We are very open to people using the space in ways we might not have thought of! We will work with you and are happy to train you on the equipment you are not familiar with.
If you are interested, please send along some photos or words about what you want to work on and why the space will be useful to you (firstname.lastname@example.org) — short is great! Our first deadline is August 11th, but we will accept people on a rolling basis after that.