With Accommodation in Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal

February 15th – March 31st 2020
Application Deadline: June 15 2019

This program is offered to 3 established, as well as emerging printmakers and book artists. The 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 Ca' Dandolo on the Grand Canal. Ca’ Dandolo has hosted three Venice Biennale exhibitions (IRAQ’s Pavilion in in 2013 - 2015 and British artist Stephen Chambers’ “Court of Redonda” in 2017).

At the end of the residency there will be a 1 month exhibition of the three selected artists in the Scuola's SGgallery→

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.

Visiting Guest Artist Online Application

Program Dates: February 15 - March 31 2020.
Application deadline: June 30th 2018

Applicants will be notified by July 15th, 2018

Your Name (required)

Your Family Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your website (required)
If you do not have a website, please indicate a link to one or more websites where we can view your art and learn more about your activities as a practicing printmaker and/or book-artist.

Please explain in what way a Residency at the Scuola would benefit you and describe your art project. We also would like to know in what way you would like contribute to our community of artists, students and teachers(required)

Please describe your printmaking / book-arts practice. (required)

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

We would like to know how you came to know about this opportunity (required)

I have read and understood the Terms of Participation in the Program

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Accommodation is provided in a private bedroom in Ca' Dandolo on the Grand Canal. Should Ca' Dandolo be -for unforeseen reasons- temporary unavailable, the Scuola will provide an alternative accommodation.
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.
Recipients of the Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship are responsible for their meals, as well as travel and transportation costs.
LIFE AT THE SCUOLA - Visiting Guest 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.
COMPUTER ROOM - 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.
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). Visiting Guest Artists are required to provide their 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.