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In From The Margins -  Open Call


Five printmaking studios across Europe are inviting applications from artists with experience of displacement to undertake a one month long printmaking residency as part of the European residency programme In From The Margins, funded by Creative Europe.

In total, 30 artists will be selected to work in a print medium of their choice and will be supported to develop their practice practically and professionally.

Throughout the residency programme we will welcome asylum seeker, refugee, displaced and migrant communities to engage with resident artists, to share their own stories and create new work which will be shared between our project members and the wider visual arts community in Europe. The programme will culminate in a group exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers in spring 2023.

In From The Margins is a collaboration between:
•    Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland
•    Cork Printmakers, Ireland
•    Funen Printmaking Studio, Odense, Denmark
•    International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
•    AGA LAB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artists are invited to apply for the residency opportunity available within their host country.

Call for Applications - Artists in Residence

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Artist in Residence at Cork Printmakers across June, July and August, 2022. There are six residencies available in total, as part of our EU funded project In From The Margins.

The residencies aim to be an empowering platform for artists who have experienced displacement to develop their practice, to experiment with printmaking, to make new connections within their host communities, and for their work to be professionally produced, exhibited and viewed by a wider audience.

During the residency, artists will be supported by the Studio Managers to produce work and progress their practice. Artists will also work with the Project Manager to plan the best way to publicly share their experience, practice and/or showcase their work; and will give input on developing engagement and outreach activities with refugee, asylum seeker, displaced and migrant communities as well as local schools.

•    Where editions are created, one work per artist will be retained for the archive at Cork Printmakers.
•    All residency activities will follow the Irish Government Covid-19 guidelines.
•    Participating artists will be subject to an artist's contract.

Support for each artist will include:
•    One month free membership and usage of Cork Printmakers print studio facilities, with induction, training, technical support and a materials budget.
•    Self-catering accommodation provided.
•    Travel costs within Ireland, to/from Cork, at the beginning and end of the residency.
•    Artists who have the right to work in the EU will be offered an Artist Fee.

To be considered you must meet all four criteria, applicants must:
•    Be an artist who identifies as an asylum seeker, refugee or with experience of displacement. 
•    Be an individual artist or a collaborative group of six artists or less.
•    Preferably have previous experience of printmaking or have an artistic practice that involves printmaking but other disciplines will also be considered.
•    Be over 18 years and living on the island of Ireland at the time of application.

Please download the application form here:

If you have difficulty using the form please email us the following information:

1. Application Details:
Website/Social Media:

What inspires you about Printmaking?

Why are you interested in In from the Margins?

Why do you want to work at Cork Printmakers?

Which month would you prefer June, July or August 2022?

2. Supporting Visual Material:
Please supply up to 6 digital images of previous work either by email or provide a link to a website or social media. If you are unable to submit work digitally you can send us your application by post.

3. Artist Biography or CV:
Please provide a short biography of up to 250 words detailing your professional artistic practice and printmaking experience.

Please send completed applications by email to: director[at] corkprintmakers [dot] ie
Post applications to:
Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay,
Clarkes Bridge, Cork T12 E26D

If you are having difficulty completing the application or do not have access to a computer we will accept applications through other means including via phone or zoom. Please email us and we will be happy to arrange this with you.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel on behalf of Cork Printmakers.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to attend an online or telephone interview with the selection panel. Our proposed selection of artists will be discussed with our In from the Margins EU partners, after which residency recipients will be announced.

Applications will be selected based on the artists' demonstrated interest and/or ability in a printmaking process, originality of work and potential to develop their practice through the residency.

•    Call Published: Tuesday 15th March 2022
•    Application Advice: Scheduled as needed on zoom
•    Residency Dates: June 2022 - September 2022
•    Group Exhibition in Edinburgh: April 2023

For further information about the project or to discuss the application process, please phone: 021 4322 422 or email: enquiries [at] corkprintmakers [dot] ie

Information about Cork Printmakers studio and our printmaking facilities can be found here:

In From The Margins is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

︎  Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork T12 E26D, Ireland

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