SNAP 2022 Calendar Collective Designer Call

SNAP Gallery & Printshop is looking for a designer for the 2022 Calendar Collective.

SNAP’s Calendar Collective is an annual fundraising project in which 12 artists create a unique image for their chosen month using SNAP’s letterpresses and screen printing facilities. The overall theme, colour palette, format, and design is decided by the calendar designer. The designer will design the cover, back page/colophon, type, and calendar month designs so SNAP can have photopolymer letterpress plates made to be hand printed. Over 100 calendars are printed, cut, perforated, and bound to be sold at SNAP and locally. The calendar printing kicks off in the summer months so the calendars are ready for sale by the middle of October.

Each year we have a fresh and exciting calendar to start the new year off in style. We are always looking for new artists and designers and in particular we want to provide opportunities for emerging, BIPOC, and LGBTQ2S+ artists and designers. We are looking to work with a designer that has understanding and experience with printmaking file set up as well as using layers and colour separations. SNAP will also provide detailed information regarding the photopolymer letterpress plate requirements, file setup, and print & registration needs.

Deadline to apply: May 7, 2021

Final Designs Required: June 15, 2021

Design fee: $800 + complimentary 2022 calendar

Please read the design specifics and the full schedule here: SNAP 2022 Calendar Collective – Design Information & Specifics

How to apply
Please email Amanda at [email protected] to express your interest. Please provide a brief bio or introduction to yourself and 1-3 examples of work OR a link to your portfolio. An extensive portfolio and CV are not required to be considered.

Interested in being a Calendar artist instead? Click here for the Artist Call