Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency

Deadline: 16th April 2019

The annual Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency was established in 2002 to provide artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from Master Printmaker Julia D'Amaro. 

Three artists are invited to the Sitka Center each October and January for an intensive two week long residency, during which they work on copper plates, using a wide variety of etching techniques. At the end of each residency Julia prints the finished plates in editions of ten to be divided equally between the artist and Sitka. The Gordon Gilkey Print Center at the Portland Art Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Collection also receive prints from each collaboration.

Please note: This opportunity is for artists who have no prior printmaking experience.


Kala Art Institute Residency

Deadline: March 15

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year (March 15, July 15, and October 15). Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.

Resident artists receive year-round 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop and/or electronic media center, individual storage space, possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. Artists also receive a 20% discount on classes and private tutoring offered by Kala. Please note that this is a studio residency only; housing is not included. Artists are responsible for finding their own housing.



Deadline: 30th December 2018

The China Printmaking Museum is pleased to announce the 7th China Guanlan International Print Biennial. This international open call excepts all print techniques. Each international applicant is required to upload images of their submitted works in JPG (no larger than 4M), and fill in the information in accordance with the works.

The Biennial will issue 15 ‘Guanlan International Print Prize’. The awarded works will be collected by the organizers. Awarded winners will receive a Collection Certificate, an Award Certificate and collection fee of 30,000 RMB. Artists with works selected for exhibition will receive a Participation Certificate, and a catalogue of works of the Biennial. The Organizing Committee will invite the award winners to participate in the opening ceremony and academic forum, and cover their costs of traveling and accommodation



East London Printmakers Residency

Deadline: 1st December 2018

Since East London Printmakers’ tenth anniversary in 2008, the studio has been running a residency program. The purpose of this opportunity is to promote professional development in printmaking and to create an arena for visiting artists to share their knowledge and experiences with ELP members. The program supports the development of new work and access to a network of artists in London. The studio is based in the heart of East London’s contemporary art scene, close to Vyner Street, London Fields and Regent Street Studios. 

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting no longer than twelve consecutive weeks, focusing on either screen-printing, relief or intaglio or combination. Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge and competency in printmaking, however the program encourages experimentation, thus artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Technical assistance is not included in the residency program but may be available at additional cost. The program is open to local, national and international artists. Applicants need to be self-sufficient as this opportunity does not include accommodation or expenses for materials. 


Zea Mays Printmaking Residency

Deadline: Rolling

Zea Mays Printmaking is one of the premier green studios in the USA. Housed in a late 19th century brick factory building in a sleepy section of Northampton, Massachusetts, our studio comprises 6000 sq. feet of printmaking bliss. Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. We strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist.  Residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking.

Our Residencies are designed to fit an artist’s unique needs and desires. The core of the Residency is a prolonged time to work in our green printmaking studio. In addition an artist can add workshops, personalized instruction, and individualized critique to their residency experience. It can be a time of learning and experimenting, or editioning or the execution of a pre-conceived project. We hope to establish lasting relationships and invite our residency artists to return to Zea Mays Printmaking throughout their careers.

Residencies are self-funded by the artists and their supporters


Zea Mays Printmaking Internship

Deadline: Rolling

We offer unpaid internships to printmakers who have recently graduated, upper level college students pursuing a degree in printmaking, or those who have completed a non-academic course of study in printmaking.  

The primary role of interns at Zea Mays Printmaking is to do technical research into safer printmaking practices.  The research is published on our website and has been presented at national conferences and one research project resulted in the manufacturing of a new product.  Interns also assist with workshops, providing an opportunity to see the work done at Zea Mays put into practice. The internships are custom designed to suit the needs of the studio and the intern and to further the intern artist’s education.

Fee: none


Auckland Print Studio Residency

Deadline: 30th September 2018

Auckland Print Studio, founded in 2008, specializes in stone and photo-plate lithography and is located in Auckland, New Zealand. APS is equipped with a 30' x 50' Charles Brand lithography press and has an assortment of stones. APS is also capable of generating and printing
photopositive lithography plates. 

International artists are invited to apply to Auckland Print Studio's 7th International Artist-in-Residence program. The residency's aim is to collaboratively produce a suite of hand-printed lithographs. The editioned suite of prints will be split evenly between the artist and APS. We are welcoming all artists to apply, regardless of printmaking experience. Shared accommodation and all printmaking materials are included.


Megalo International Print Prize

Deadline: 23rd September 2018

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery are pleased to announce the first Megalo International Print Prize with an impressive $18500 in prize money.  Artists may enter up to 2 works. Selected work will be exhibited in the Megalo Gallery from 16th February – 6th April 2019.

FIRST PRIZE - $10,000

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery has been at the forefront of Australian printmaking for almost 40 years. Based in Canberra, Australia, Megalo is a professional printmaking studio providing facilities in screen printing on paper and fabric, etching, lithography, and relief printing. The Megalo Gallery presents an active program of print based exhibitions across these mediums. 


The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory: Seaside Residency Program

Deadline: Rolling Admissions. Applications accepted anytime.

The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants. At the conclusion of the residency, artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public in IICAT's gallery space.
Residencies can be scheduled in 2-week increments year round but accommodations can be made if a shorter or longer stay better suits your needs.  Residents will have access to: 24/7 shared studio space with great natural light and ocean views, wifi, room and board, light meals, Laundry facilities, Travel costs are NOT funded. 



Call for Entries: The Ink Shop 20th Mini Print Exhibition

Deadline: 7th September 2018

The 20th Mini Print International is a juried exhibition of prints no larger than 4”x4”. A maximum of Four (4) original prints in any traditional or contemporary graphic process, including computer generated prints, will be accepted. Photographs are not admitted unless they are computer manipulated. Cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 will be awarded to the top three artists, and 3 $50 honorable mentions.

The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who saught to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad. The Ink Shop was a host of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th exhibits and is now organizing the 20th and following exhibits. 


Lower East Side Printshop Key Holders Residency

Deadline:September 1, 2018, 6PM EST


The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.



Deadline: September 1st 2018

All professional artists are invited to participate in our Open Call Mini-Prints. The exhibition is a newly established exhibition and will become a recurrent event arranged by Galleri Heike Arndt DK in Berlin. By participating in this print exhibition, you are given the opportunity to exhibit your work at our gallery. All multiple printmaking techniques are welcome, Size of the print (including signature): 30 cm x 30 cm (max), Size of paper: 40 cm x 40 cm (max), Each artist can submit 6 prints max. There is no submission fee.



Deadline: August 31st 2018

The Print Shop LA Artist-In-Residence Program provides printmaking & mixed media artists two or four weeks of full studio access in their Chinatown, LA facility, for the production of new print-based series of work. Artists receive $500 materials stipend and 24 hour access to facilities as well as a closing exhibition of their work. 

For more information visit Website

Fee: $25 

Booklyn Artists' Book Fair 2019

Deadline: 30th August 2018

Booklyn and the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair are proud to announce the 2019 premiere of the annual Booklyn Artists’ Book Fair, a dynamic Manhattan based book fair of pioneering contemporary creative publishing from A(rtists’ books) to Z(ines). All participants can also submit a proposal for general assembly presentations resonant with the 2019 Fairs theme, “Resistance and Resonance: how have the recent Art Build, Me Too, March For Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, BDS, Immigrants Rights, Gender Justice and Standing Rock direct action movements affected the field of creative publishing?”



Deadline : August 18,2018

The Pacific States Biennial National juried printmaking exhibition was established by the Art Department Print Studio at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1982 and is now the Pacific States Biennial North American. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. This premier Hawaiʻi biennial exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery with support from the Student Activities Council and the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center.

Fee: $35


4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: Current Practice In Printmaking

Deadline: August 7, 2018

International Juried Art Exhibition

September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element.

Fee: $35


(Un)Necessary Duplicates

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Un)Necessary Duplicates invites each participant to create an image revolving around one assigned letter of the phrase "Necessary Duplicates." Your image needs to be vertically oriented for hanging at MAPC, and we need to see some semblance of your assigned letter in the finished piece. Each volume of prints will be displayed as a group to read the phrase “Necessary Duplicates,” allowing the viewers to notice the differences between the volumes. Since it is an open call, there will be multiple volumes, so feel free to share with other artists.

Fee: cost of return shipping 



Deadline: July 31, 2018

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (Brooklyn, NY) is excited to announce our open call for artists to participate in the sixth year of our annual Flat File Program. The 2019 program will run for one full year, from December 2018 through November 2019. The program will kick off with an event in our gallery in December 2018 comprised of works selected from the new season’s flat file.

Individual works from the Flat File Program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on our website, through social media (Facebook/Instagram) as well as shared as part of our press releases with our mailing list; the Flat File will also be accessible to gallery visitors for browsing. Works included in the Flat File Program will be available for purchase throughout the year on our website. TSA will also produce a catalog that includes all of the artists in the flat file

Fee: $15


Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency

Deadline: 16th July 2018

The Jerome Residency program is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques, and can provide original examples of such work. Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking, as well as the quality and clarity of their plan for the residency. To be eligible, artists must illustrate proficiency in at least one traditional printmaking technique (intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monoprinting, or relief). Highpoint is the premier community-access printmaking workshop in the Upper Midwest. The 10,000 square-foot, ADA compliant center is fully equipped to support intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting.


Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency

Deadline: June 30, Midnight EST

The Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany.

This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency.

No Fee