Printmaking Residency Programmes

All the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers members who wish to attend a residency➤ at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica are granted a 10% discount on the residency fees.

Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship

Every year, during the academic year (October-May) one RE member will be selected for a 6 week full fellowship. The RE Visiting Guest Artist will receive keys and full access to the studios 7 days a week, as well as housing accommodation in a private bedroom in the Scuola’s apartments, located in the heart of Venice. A solo exhibition will be also granted. The Guest Artists are responsible for their meals and for travel and local transportation costs. The Visiting Guest Artist is expected to attend concurrently running courses and workshops at the Scuola on a biweekly basis. The artist’s role in the classroom is to act as a mentor, providing further knowledge, input, and guidance to participating students. This enables the Guest Artist to become further integrated into the fabric of the Scuola’s community, while fostering dialogue in a dynamic studio setting among artists both local and international. The position allows for both the freedom and time to create new work in the studio, culminating in a solo exhibition in the SG Gallery.

In addition to the Full Fellowship, the RE artist selected for the Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship will receive a £250,00 grant from the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

RE Members Application Form

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Application deadline for the 2017-18 programme: extended to June 30 2017

Independent Residency (Residencies in any period from 1 October to 31 May)Summer Residency (Residencies in any period from 1 June to 30 September)Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship: 6-week residency in the period March–May 2018




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If you are applying for a Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship, please let us know in what way a Residency at the Scuola would benefit you, and how in return you would contribute to the Scuola community. You may also describe your art project in this field.


Indicate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. Only for fees based residencies
Please note: we do not provide studio orientation on Saturdays and Sundays. We therefore suggest that you do not arrive in Venice on Fridays and Saturdays, unless you want to take one or two days to relax and visit Venice before going to the studio.
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I would like to attend (duration of residency and fees):

Independent Residency: RE members fees
Any period from 1 October to 31 May

Summer Residency: RE members fees
Any period from 1 June to 30 September

Artists can work in a semi-private (shared with one other artist) workspace with beautiful canal view at an additional fee of € 150.00 per week. Please let us know if you wish to use the separate studio.*
I would like to work in the semi private studioNot interested

Non housing residencis are granted a 25% discount on the regular fees. Please let us know if you wish to use the Scuola's housing or if have alternative housing.*

I wish to use the Scuola's housingI have alternative housing

We apply a 15% discout to artists who are traveling together and wish to share a bedroom. Please let us know if you wish to share a bedroom and the name of the other artist who is traveling with you.
I wish to share a bedroomI will be on my own

I will share the bedroom with

Please let us know if you have any special housing needs, disabilities, or unusual factors that we should be aware of prior to your arrival.

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- Upon acceptance in the Program all artists taking part in a paid residency are requested to pay a € 250.00 inscription fee, which will go towards the payment
of the Residency. The inscription fee is not refundable.
LATE CANCELLATIONS - Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their Residency fees.
FUNDING - We shall be glad to assist independent artists in the process of requesting funding in their country by providing them with 
a formal letter of acceptance in the program.
Accommodation is provided in private bedrooms the Scuola’s apartments in Campo San Maurizio, which is in the central historic area of Venice, a 5 minute walk from Piazza San Marco and the Accademia. The furnished apartments are equipped with kitchen, bathrooms with showers and laundry facilities. Free wireless DSL Internet connection is also provided. Painting in the apartments is not allowed.
STUDIO FACILITIES - Resident artists work in our large, luminous, fully equipped printshop with presses for all printmaking media. Additionally, a painting studio provides individual work spaces. Please note that our painting studio is not suited for oil paint, nor for painting methods which may provoke strong smells or require use of toxic materials. Painters are encouraged to apply for work projects based on painting techniques that are compatible with a shared space.
LIFE AT THE SCUOLA - Resident artists, as well as graduate students, have open access to the Scuola’s studio facilities. They are given keys 
to the Scuola and are welcome to use the facilites 7 days a week, from 9am to 10:30pm. Both artists and students enjoy 
participating in life at the Scuola through presentations and critiques. When in calendar, resident artists have the opportunity to attend our classes and workshops at no additional cost.
COMPUTER ROOM AND SERIGRAPHY - The computer room is equipped with 20 iMacs (running Adobe® CS5), a scanner and two printers. The cost of a color print-out as well as the cost of a xerox copy, is 25 cents. If you prefer, we can direct you to a printing shop for larger formats than A4 and for good quality printouts. The computer room is free all day from June to September, and in October to May from 16:45. 
Part of the compound has wi-fi; you can bring your laptop and connect it to the Internet. Resident artists also have access to 
a serigraphy studio equipped with exposure unit.
ART SUPPLIES - These Materials are available to everyone: Etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, abrasive powders, detergents, 
bites (ferric chloride, copper solphate), lithography stones and materials, screens and equipment for serigraphy, black ink for etching, lithography and typography, proof paper and vellum paper. Other equipment is available only on a limited basis (glue, acrylics, permanent markers, masking tape, cutters, carborundum, tarlatan). You are required to provide your own materials, including brushes and pencils. Gloves, tarlatan, coloured inks, etching paper, copper, aluminium, wood and zinc can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. The equipment of the Scuola is valuable. Since everyone can use it, special care must be taken to return all such equipment where they belong. Things are NEVER to be taken out of the Scuola. Each morning a staff member checks all the equipment, printing characters, inks, rollers, brushes. Books are to be returned to their place after you have consulted them and are NEVER to be taken out of the Scuola.
SHIPPING GOODS TO ITALY - Shipping goods to Italy is a hazardous business, as customs may block them and request complicated paperwork. Shampoo, medicines, vitamines, health supplements will almost certainly be checked. The Scuola is unable to provide assistance in dealing with customs, therefore we strongly discourage all our resident artists from shipping items to Venice.
GUESTS IN THE APARTMENTS - We can accept in our housing facilities only our resident artists. Overnight guests are not allowed.
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICIES - The Scuola welcomes in its studios and apartments artists of all genders, ethnic groups, political and sexual orientations.
YOUR ART-WORK - All our resident artists are requested to donate a minimum of one art-work produced during their residency for the Scuola's collection.