The Program

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is an independent institution located in one of the liveliest area of central Venice, Cannaregio. Our programs are designed to support serious artists making important work in ideal, inspiring conditions. Studio Residencies are offered throughout the year to professional and practicing artists working in Printmaking, the Artist’s Book, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Calligraphy.  Resident artists have access to the studios and library 7 days a week. While working on their individual projects, resident artists are encouraged to interact with the Scuola’s international creative community and participate in all the courses and workshops in calendar at no additional fees. Classes meet from October to May. 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. Studio Resident artists are fully immersed in the local life and culture. 

Full & Partial Fellowships

THE ACADEMIC PARTIAL FELOWSHIP is offered to students and graduates of Italian and international academies and universities of art.

3 VISITING GUEST ARTISTS FULL FELLOWSHIPS are offered each year to one independent artist, one member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and to one member of the Boston Printmakers.


“The Scuola is a well-established institution offering a congenial atmosphere to develop one’s artistic practice. Developed and managed by Venetian artists, the Scuola is a unique artist residency in the center of Venice and, in my opinion, the best in the city. The facilities are well maintained and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive….”

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Printmaking for non experts

Although the Scuola is an internationally 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. Artists who are not interested in printing are welcome to work on their chosen media and are not requested to attend introductory classes.

Our Recommended Accommodation

The Scuola is affiliated with the Artist’s House in the island of Murano. Artists can request a private or a shared bedroom. Follow the link below to learn more about the opportunity of living in a charming apartment shared with other resident artists.

Other Accomodations in Venice

Artists who prefer to locate their housing accommodation independently will find apartment rentals, hostels and rooms in Venice and in the mainland. Follow the link below for a list of offerings.