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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 Ireland - Artists in Residence August 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Artist in Residence at Cork Printmakers in August 2022, as part of our EU funded project In From The Margins.

Cork Printmakers are seeking applications from practicing artists who have experience of the Irish Direct Provision system. There is one residency position available in August 2022. This residency is specifically for artists who have experienced displacement to develop their practice, to experiment with printmaking, to make new connections with other resident artists and Cork Printmakers studio members, and for their work to be professionally produced, exhibited and viewed by a wider audience.

The resident artist will be supported by the Studio Managers to produce work and progress their practice. Artists will also work with the In From The Margins 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 with experience of the Direct Provision system. 
•    Be an individual practicing artist.
•    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.


Complete the questions below and send the answers in the body of an email with links to an online portfolio or attach a sample of work.

Email Application:

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?

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 phone the Director on: 021 432 24 22 or email: director[at]corkprintmakers[dot]ie and we will 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.

June 2022 - Closing Soon

For further information about the project or to discuss the application process, please phone: 021 432 24 22 or email: director[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.