Apply to BIG INK Arts Opportunity

  • Dates: July 5, 2019 - August 25, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601


BIG INK ( is traveling to Artspace in 2019. Artspace has invited BIG INK to host a two-day event where prints will be pulled from large-scale woodblock plates. BIG INK is seeking image proposals from emerging, mid-career and established visual artists who would like to carve a woodblock, at least 24″ x 36″ inches in dimension, to print at each event. No prior printmaking experience is required. Any artist that has an interest in print media and wants to achieve a deeper understanding of woodblock carving is welcome to apply.

Upon completing the online application and being accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their design. BIG INK has assembled how-to videos that guide participants through the carving process. The series draws from invaluable technical observations made by BIG INK’s directors and past participating artists. The artists’ sole responsibility is to bring a fully carved and ready to print woodblock on their assigned printing day. All consumable materials including paper, ink, cleaning supplies and equipment are included with participation.

The event, to occur on November 9th & 10th, is an excellent way to network with other participants, plug into a growing creative community, and produce high-quality work that can later be used for sale and exhibition.

Deadline: August 26th at midnight EST.