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.