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The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Come hang out and do a project for two to four weeks between May and September. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.


The Anchor Archive Zine Library is a collection of five thousand zines that can be borrowed, as well as a resource centre including a photocopier, computer, internet and zine making supplies. The Anchor Archive is located at Plan B Merchantís Co-op at 2180 Gottingen Street.

The Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective is a studio that has all of the equipment for screenprinting: light table, screens, washout station, and powerwasher. We offer affordable studio space, teach classes and host events. Inkstorm is located at Radstorm, a shared space with Sad Rad at 6050 Almon Street.

The Anchor Archive & Ink Storm host projects and are dedicated to providing free or affordable access to independent and alternative media, art, and education.

Sad Rad is a collectively run music space for all-ages shows, practicing and recording. Sad Rad has shared equipment including: R-16 digital 16 track recorder, DAT (digital analog tape) recorder, mono tape duplicator, drum kit, P.A. and collection of small amps. As our resident you will have access to the gearshare and space. Sad Rad can also provide the human resource of a non-hierarchical improv band. Sad Rad is located at Radstorm, a shared space with Inkstorm at 6050 Almon Street.




HOW TO APPLY: DEADLINE: Saturday February 28, 2015 This year residencies are two to four weeks long from May until September. To apply please read over the Residency Information and submit the Residency Application Form and your support materials to: residency@robertsstreet.org Residency Information and Application Forms downloaded at: http://www.robertsstreet.org/residency Questions? Please contact: residency@robertsstreet.org


about inkstorm

What is Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective?
The Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective is a group of individuals working to provide affordable public access to the skills and equipment necessary for screenprinting. We address the lack of affordable studio and workshop space in Halifax, inviting everyone to find creative expression through printed matter. We strive to create a community space for building ideas, sharing skills, and collaborating on projects.

The Inkstorm Collective offers workshops for groups and individuals. Our beginner workshops are designed as an introduction for new screenprinters. Step-by step we will walk through the printing process; first learning how to design a black and white image that we burn onto a screen using light and and photo emulsion; we then print the image, using acrylic ink, on fabric and paper; and lastly we will washout the screen. Inkstorm also offers an intermediary workshop further exploring the design and printing process, and learning how to register prints with more than one layer for a multi-coloured effect.

We are not for profit, all workshop and studio fees pay for rent, a small stipend for instructors, and studio supplies. We work in partnership with the Sad Rad music collective to create a public space, for visual art, music, and events. We are celebrating and promoting do-it-yourself art and handmade production as an affordable and accessible means of expression and creative process. We welcome you to the studio, if you would like to dabble in your own printing projects during our open studio hours, or have 24/7 access for you own print-storm.


inside scoop zine- vol 1.

Instructions on how to screen print at inkstorm studio with photo emulsion. some information on joining the collective as well.
download a pdf version here
or click on the individual pages bellow


Intro to Screenprinting

Monday, March 16- 6:30 to 9:00pm with Capp and Annette
Thursday, March 26- 6:30 to 9:00pm with Jillian

In one class we will discuss image preparation, coat and burn a screen with photo-emulsion and complete a shared screenprinted project. After completing this workshop you are welcome return to print your own projects.
Cost: $20-$40 (sliding scale, no one turned away)

Screenprinting Techniques: 3 Part Workshop

Thursday, February 26, March 5 and March 12 7:00 to 9:00pm with Selwyn

In 3 classes you will complete your own screen printed project with up to two colours. Explore image design, exposing and burning techniques, mixing inks and multi colour effects.
Cost: $70-$100 (sliding scale, no one turned away)


Contact us

Open Hours Sundays 2:00 to 6:00
Address 6050 ALMON St.