Program Information

Throughout the year, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia offers 1 to 12 week Residencies to professional and practicing artists. Work projects are in Printmaking, Book-Arts, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Calligraphy. A residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica provides a unique opportunity to experience Italy & Venice, not as a tourist, but as independent working artists with the Studio’s international creative community. Resident artists have access to the Scuola's studios 7 days a week. 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.

Printmaking for non experts

Although the Scuola is an established center for Printmaking, we encourage non-printmakers to apply for our residencies. In order to work autonomously in our printshop, non-experts may attend an introductory 2-days course. This foundation course is offered on a weekly basis and has an additional cost of €300.00. Artists who are not interested in printing are welcome to work on their chosen media and are not requested to attend introductory classes.

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.

Living in Venice

Studio Resident Artists should find their own accommodation in Venice. There is a wide choice of short rentals in both Venice and the mainland -which is very well connected via bus and train. Artists coming to the Scuola for a residency may request to be put in touch with other artists coming in the same period to team up and share an apartment. Locate your apartment / room / hostel in Venice ➤

Staff, Health and Safety in the Laboratories

Our staff provides qualified assistance in the laboratories. The Scuola is a health & safety authorized school and laboratory. All safety, hygiene, and health features in our premises have been inspected and approved by health authorities. Non-toxic methods are also practiced.



For Studio Residencies

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Name / Surname *


Place of birth*

Date of birth (month/day/year)*



Complete Address* (Street, N.°, City, Zip, State, Country)

Please indicate a website or a link/links to your art-work*

Please email an updated CV in PDF or Word format to

Please provide information about your art-work project, including description of techniques.


Residency begins*

Residency ends*


N.B. Residencies exceeding the selected week days will be charged with the regular fee plus the daily cost for each exceeding day (i.e. a 31 days residency will cost €1,550.00 + € 165.00)


The Scuola offers Printmaking courses from October to May on a weekly basis. During out-of-class hours, resident artists work independently on their projects. Artists who are not experienced in Printmaking are requested to attend an introductory course in order to be able to work independently in the print workshop. This foundation 2 days course has an additional cost of €300.00

Do you have any experience with printmaking?*
Yes, I am an experienced printmaker and I do not need to attend this courseNo, I am not an experienced printmaker and I would like to attend this courseI do not plan to print during out-of-class hours during my residency: I don't need to attend this course

Have you ever used a press independently?*
I can use a press without helpI need help to use a press

Do you normally print in a personal studio or in a print shop?*
I usually print in my personal studioI usually print in a Print-WorkshopI do not print anywhere

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 wish to work in the semi-private studionot interested

The Scuola does not provide housing accommodation. Please let us know if you wish to team up to rent an apartment should there be other artists attending a residency in the same period as yours.

Locate your apartment / room / hostel in Venice ➤

Yes, please put me in touch with other artists accepted in the program in my same periodNo thank you, I will locate my own private housing accommodation

How did you know about the Scuola?
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I have read and understood the Terms of Participation in the Program*

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- Upon acceptance in the Program all artists are requested to pay a € 250.00 inscription fee, which will go towards the payment
of the Residency. This 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 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.
Studio Residencies are offered without housing accommodation.
STUDIO FACILITIES - Resident artists work in our large, luminous, 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.
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING - Artists who are not experienced in Printmaking are requested to attend an introductory course in order to be able to work autonomously in the print workshop. This foundation 2 days course has an additional cost of €300.00.
COMPUTER ROOM AND SERIGRAPHY - The computer room is equipped with iMacs. As printers and scanners 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 the frames, the squeegees and a exposure unit but we invited resident to independently purchase or send the materials as ink etc to print.
ART SUPPLIES - These Materials are available to everyone: Etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, detergents, gloves,
bites (ferric chloride, copper solphate), lithography stones, black oil base ink for etching, lithography and typography black ink, proof paper and vellum paper. You are required to provide your own materials, including glue, acrylics, permanent markers, carborundum, tarlatan and brushes. Coloured inks, etching paper, copper, zinc and wood 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.