Studio Residencies in Printmaking & Book Arts are offered by the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. The Scuola is located in the heart of Venice and is equipped for all printmaking methods, including lithography, letterpress, serigraphy, intaglio, and photo-mechanical processes.
A residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica provides the a unique opportunity to experience Venice, not as a tourist, but as an independent, working artist in the Studio’s international creative community. Resident artists draw inspiration from fellow artists and the knowledgeable studio staff, a classical and contemporary art scene that surrounds Venice, as well as from the simple joy of daily life in the magic that makes this city what it is today.
All resident artists have access to the Scuola’s studios 7 days a week. Accommodation is provided in private bedrooms at the Scuola’s apartments in Campo S.Maurizio, which is located in the central historical area of Venice, a 5 minute walk from Piazza San Marco. The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with a kitchen, bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities and living area. Complimentary Wireless DSL Internet connection is also provided.
Being part of the local community of artists and teachers
Since 1969, our resident artists have worked side by side with Italian and international artists and have taken part in our daily activities: workshops, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, visits to collections and libraries. Resident artists are fully immersed in the local life and culture.
Health and safety in the laboratories
The Scuola is a health & safety authorized independent school and studio. All safety, hygiene, and health features in our labs and studios have been inspected and approved by health authorities. Non-toxic methods are also practiced.
Qualified assistance is provided in our studios and apartments (please note: our staff and printshop manager are available for private tutorials for a fee).
Partial Fellowships are offered to University professors as well as students. Visual Arts professors are granted a 10% discount on the Independent Residency fees (for residencies until 30 April 2017). Art students, as well as young artists who have completed their graduate or undergraduate degrees within the last two years, are encouraged to apply for the Academic Residency Program Partial Fellowship
Deducting your residency fees from your taxes
Our fees may be deducted from your tax forms. Many independent artists, as well as university professors, were able to receive grants to fund their residencies at the Scuola.