Printmaking Residency Programs

All the Boston Printmakers➤ members who wish to attend a studio residency➤ at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica are granted a 10% discount on the residency fees.

Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship

February 15 – March 31 2020
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

Every year one BP member will be selected for a 6 week full fellowship. The BP 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 Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal. An 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  the freedom and time to create new work in the studio.

Boston Printmakers Members Application Form

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Studio Residency (housing accommodation not provided)Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship: 6-week residency from February 15 to March 31 2020





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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.


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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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.*
NB: Additional studio fees are not discounted.
I wish to work in the semi-private studionot interested

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

I have read and understood the Terms of Participation in the Program and declare that I am member of Boston Printmakers*

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- Upon acceptance in the Sudio Residency Programme all artists are requested to pay a € 250.00 deposit, which will go towards the payment 
of the Residency. The deposit is not refundable.
LATE CANCELLATIONS - Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their Studio Residency fees.
FUNDING - We shall be glad to assist all artists in the process of requesting funding in their country by providing them with 
a formal letter of acceptance in the program.
ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION - Artist Studio Residencies are offered without housing accommodation.The Scuola is glad to offer assistance in locating housing accommodation in residential apartments shared with other resident artists.
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 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 12 iMacs and 2 scanners. As printers are not available we will direct you to a printing shop for good quality printouts. The computer room is free all day from June to September, and in October to May from 16:45. 
The Scuola's premises are connected to the internet with wi-fi. 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.
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICIES - The Scuola welcomes in its studios 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.