ace A.I.R 2019 open call at Buenos Aires, Argentina

Deadline: January 31, 2019


´ace Artist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work.
 The program provides time, space and guidance to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin American cultural capitals.

PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES: Intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.

EXPLORATION RESIDENCIES: Emphasizes the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.

The program encompasses a period of 4-weeks. Artists can apply for any slot for the current year or next year among those posted at the website. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.


a) Established as well as emerging artists who want to produce a body of work or to start a project that involves production, which may include an exhibition/installation.

b) Established as well as emerging artists who need technical assistance to develop new work with traditional or experimental techniques of printmaking, or want to explore new techniques and young artists interests in receiving technical and conceptual advice.

c) Established as well as emerging printmakers that would like to access to specific equipment to produce their work, editions or to make large size prints with or without assistance from the master printer.

We are looking for INDEPENDENT RESEARCH proposals (even when they will have tutorials from the 'ace team) in any discipline of visual arts, design or curatorship.

a) Established as well as emerging visual artists, designers and performers from all disciplines within the visual arts that are able to work or to research independently (there is not access to the print studio, common materials or specific tools in this category)

b) Established as well as emerging curators who want to have time and space for studying and writing or to do research in our library specialized in print, photography and digital media, while being immersed in a unique cultural environment. 

NOTE: There is not a minimum or maximum age to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists younger than 30 years old), as well as there is not discrimination regarding country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.


Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:

A) Aloj´ace are our guesthouses, apartments equipped to accommodate artists and curators. The apartments are fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. Each apartment can receive up to two artists or a single artist with accompaniment.

B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options.


Artists that choose the Production Residency use the 'ace workshop: a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists' books and Drawing. Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower: a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, write and create.


There is no application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. The basic fee covers studio space and access to equipment. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.


The Production Residences are opportunities to:

- Develop a new body of work having the possibility to present it to the Buenos Aires artistic community at the end of the residency in a casual open studio format.

- Exhibit a body of work or design a site-specific installation for the Políglota Room or the Central Hall, having a formal opening and reception.

- Make a series of monotypes, and edition of prints or artist books (bringing the plates or doing the plates at ´ace).

- Receive technical assistance to intensively produce in a short period of time.

The Exploration Residences are opportunities to:
a) Work independently in a visual art project and have the possibility to share it with the Buenos Aires artistic community at the end of the residency in a casual open studio.
b) Work independently in a theoretical or curatorial project, taking advantage of the ´ace studio, library and the city of Buenos Aires cultural offers (including museums, galleries and libraries to do researches).

Request additional information and an application form here.

Call for Entries: Juried Printmaking Exhibit "Ink It: Contemporary Print Practices" 2019

Deadline: January 27, 2019

BlackRock Center for the Arts is now accepting entries for the juried exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” (selected works will be on view February 23 – March 30, 2019). Juror:  Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. 

The biennial “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” is a regional juried exhibition open to artists over the age of 18 who live, work, or attend school in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or West Virginia. This is a non-thematic exhibition of works completed within the past three years (January 2016 – January 2019). Artists may submit entries of up to three works which are original, archivally printed and editioned prints using traditional and/or non-traditional printmaking techniques including woodcut, linocut, lithography, engraving, etching, mezzotint, screenprinting, letterpress, monoprint, monotype, collographs, chine collé, solar plate, digital printing, along with current innovations. No photographs or Giclee reproductions. Both hanging and pedestal works will be considered. All artwork must be for sale.  (BlackRock retains a 30% commission on art sales.)

For more information, visit their website

Artlink Call for Entry: 39th National Print Exhibition

Submission Deadline: January 25, 2019

Artlink is pleased to present the 39th National Print Exhibition. This juried exhibition will feature contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. Prints must have been created within the last two years and not have been previously exhibited at Artlink. Reproduction prints will not be accepted.

For more information, visit their website.


April 20–December 31, 2018

Winners will be notified January 31, 2019

New Impressions is a competition for college students across the country to compete for prizes for themselves and their school.

  • Prizes awarded to individual winners and their school in 7 printmaking categories!

  • Winning prints will be exhibited at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts and at the Southern Graphics Conference in 2018.

  • Juried by a panel of influential printmakers.

For more details about the 2018 competition, see their website and rules.

Oehme Graphics Artist Residency

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

Individual month-long artist residencies are available throughout the year, scheduled around artist project times. Residencies will be awarded by a jury appointed by the Director to applicants who successfully demonstrate a need for working space at the print studio and have a strong, consistent portfolio of primarily print-based work. 

Awarded artist residents will be allocated one month at the studio, including some materials (except plates) as well as housing in the upstairs apartment and meals. Residents will be able to use the press for four hours during normal working hours (9 - 5, M - F) and at will for the remainder of each day. In addition they will receive one hour of collaborative planning time with the master printer each working day, and will have the opportunity to utilize the staff for a small hourly fee. At the end of the residency, Oehme Graphics will choose up to one half of the finished pieces to be placed in the collection and made available for sale. Oehme Graphics will host an exhibition of selected works from the residency, with an opening reception and artist talk.

For more information, visit their website.

Lander Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: Open Entry

We are seeking self-motivated artists searching for the time, space, and resources needed to explore ideas and create new work in a unique rural setting. Chosen applicants will be provided studio space, access to studio equipment, and 1 year Art Center supporter membership.

Additional paid instructional hours for both youth and adult workshops and classes is available for those interested. 

Artist in residences who take full advantage of the studio space, mentoring, exhibition and instruction opportunities and engage with our local artist community truly make the most of their experience to grow as an artist.  

For more information, visit their website.

Spark Box Studio's Artist Residency Program

Deadline: Open Call

Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice.  Our program also offers a variety of career building opportunities for artists including our Emerging Artist Guide, opportunities for business workshops with local professionals and consultations with local artists and curators.

Artists-in-residence stay with us, Chrissy and Kyle, in a charming century home located just outside the town of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box for a duration of one weekend to 2 months.

Spark Box Studio can facilitate up to three residents at any one time. Residents receive a bedroom and a dedicated semi-private studio space.

For more information, visit their website.

Art Print Residence Open Call

Deadline: Open Call

Jordi Rosés and Clàudia Lloret operate a professional Printmaking Studio specializing in intaglio and other printmaking methods. As owner/operators of Murtra Edicions, they have worked with and printed for artists since 1991, creating plates and printing editions and special collections. They have taught courses locally and have been invited to teach in Europe and in northern Canada. They have published prints, artists’ portfolios and books for individual artists as well as publishers, museums, galleries and private companies.

The Art Print Residence provides accommodation for printmakers and other visual artists, writers and poets while they research and create their work at the studio. The rural setting provides a quiet space for you to live and work. You’ll have the freedom to create your own work or participate in a variety of courses and workshops.

The residency is located in Arenys de Munt, approximately 30 minutes from Barcelona and 45 from Girona by road. Arenys de Mar, the adjoining seaside town, is within walking distance and where you can catch local transport to Barcelona.

For more information, visit their website.


Deadline: December 31, 2018.

Haugesund International Relief Print Festival will be Norway's first international festival of relief printing. The HIT festival will be a juried exhibition, open to all international print artists. Each artist may submit one artwork, up to four items in the same series will be regarded as one work of art. Artist may apply with works within relief print. Relief prints combined with other techniques are also welcome.

Among the prints selected by the jury to proceed from the first stage, three works will be announced as prize winners, NOK 100,000, 50,000 & 30,000 respectively. The first prize winner will be invited to a separate exhibition in Haugesund Museum of Fine Art in 2021.  

For more information, visit their website

Haugesund International Festival of Relief Printing (HIT 2019)

Deadline: December 31, 2019

HIT will be Norway’s first international relief printing festival. The HIT festival will be a juried exhibition, open for all print artists. Each artist may contribute with one work of art. Up to four items in the same series will be regarded as one work of art. Among the prints selected by the jury to proceed from the first stage, three works will finally be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000, 50 000 and 30 000. The first prize winner will be invited to give a separate exhibition in Haugesund Billedgalleri (Haugesund Museum of Fine Art) in 2021. The winning work will be acquired by the gallery and made part of the gallery’s art collection. Artists may apply with works within relief print (wood print, lino print etc.). Relief print works combined with other techniques/expressions are also welcome. If other materials are involved, the main element must be relief print. The HIT festival will run from 10 May to 4 Aug 2019.

For more information, visit their website.


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

For more information, visit their website


Limerick Printmakers International Residency Award

Deadline: December 30, 2018
Residency: June 10 - June 23, 2019

Limerick Printmakers (Ireland) are delighted to announce the introduction of two printmaking residencies in 2019, one of which is aimed at printmakers currently residing internationally (outside the island of Ireland).

Limerick Printmakers will celebrate 20 years in existence in 2019 and these residencies will form part of their annual programming over the coming years.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th December 2018 & applicants will be informed of the panel's decision within 2 - 3 weeks.

Limerick Printmakers will offer the successful candidate a full induction and studio support, a small materials stipend, and will also organize and pay for accommodation for the duration of the residency in Limerick's Artist Apartments.

For more information, visit their website, or reach out to Jess Tobin, Manager of Limerick Printmakers, at

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program Summer Immersion Project Fellowship

Studio Immersion Project (SIP) is an intensive summer fellowship designed to introduce artists from multiple disciplines to printmaking. SIP invites artists seeking creative exploration through printmaking, regardless of expertise, to apply their creative knowledge and conceptual goals to the print medium.

Selected artists are each provided 3 months of access to a community and professional printmaking workspace, a monthly stipend, a materials stipend, three printmaking workshops, and assistance from EFA RBPMW staff and monitors.  SIP has little or no out of pocket expenditures for artists while maximizing technical assistance in EFA RBPMW’s fully stocked and equipped intaglio, relief, lithography, and digital media workspace.

Applications open: October

Deadline: December 17, 11:59 EST

Program dates: June to August

For more information, visit their website.

Frogman's Graduate Student Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Frogman’s will showcase the prints of one exceptional graduate student in the Hexagon Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition to the solo exhibition, the selected graduate student will also have their fees ($785) for one course waived for Frogman’s 2019 Print Workshop.

This scholarship opportunity is open to any Master of Fine Arts candidate studying printmaking at a North American university. Twelve to fifteen pieces will be needed for the exhibition and all of the pieces must be prints. The winning graduate student’s prints should be matted, plexed and shipped to Omaha, Nebraska no later than June 1, 2019. Frogman’s will be responsible for return shipping. The exhibition will run from Sunday, June 30, 2019, through Saturday, July 13, 2019.

For more information, visit their website.

Frontline Arts Spring 2019 Internship

Deadline: December 5th, 2018

Frontline Arts seeks unpaid, credited interns to work in the studios, utilizing skills necessary for studio work in printmaking, papermaking and book arts. Opportunities are also available to work in Administration with tasks related to the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit fine arts organization. Interns will work closely with the Studio, Program, and Executive Directors. 

Candidates must be current college students or recent graduates, available 1-2 days per week for minimum of an entire semester (Tuesdays and Saturdays are ideal for the Studio position) Ideal for Fine Arts, Studio Arts, Art History, Arts Management, Arts Education majors/minors; opportunities available for other disciplines as well. Must provide own transport to/from Frontline Arts or offsite locations. There are also opportunities to work remotely.

For more information, visit their website

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. 

For more information, visit their website

Women's Studio Workshop Studio Internship

Deadline: December 1st, 2018

Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session can culminate in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

For more information, visit their website.


Application due: 11/30/2018

Museu Casa da Xilogravura

Campos do Jordão, Brazil

The Xylography Museum / Museu Casa da Xilogravura is looking for woodcut and wood engraving prints from all over the world.

The Museu invites all the engravers of the world who do not live in Brazil to take part in the International exhibition XiloPrint 2019 Brazil, by sending, for free, one woodcut or wood engraved print (without frame; free measures), by 30 November 2018 to the following address:

Museu Casa da Xilogravura
Caixa postal 42
12460-000 Campos do Jordão – SP

One artist will be selected to receive the XyloPrint 2019 Brazil Prize, which carried an award equivalent to US$ 1,000 (one thousand USA dollars).

For more information, visit their website.

Tiger Lily Press Working Artist Program (WAP) Residency

Deadline: November 30, 2018

The goal of the WAP Residency is to connect Tiger Lily with a local artist who is passionately committed to their work and their artistic community, interested in seeking out possibilities for expanding their current work into printmaking or challenging their existing love of printmaking through a focused residency project. Through their creative drive and work ethic, the artist serves as a role model for the members of Tiger Lily Press and is asked to engage with the greater community to increase awareness of and education in the field of printmaking.

The Working Artist Program Residency was established in 2012. The duration of the residency is nine months, spanning February-November and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Out of town applicants should note that housing is not provided and is the responsibility of the artist.

For more information, visit their website.

K.Caraccio Printing StudioCuratorial and Studio Internship Program

Deadline: Rolling

Welcome to the K.Caraccio Printing Studio. This fine art printing atelier has been in existence for close to 40 years. I, Kathy, founder and Master Printer, have been mentor to over 75 interns and apprentices. Many of my past interns are now professionals in the printmaking community as gallery directors, master printers, showing gallery artists, fine art poster restorers, special collection librarians and printmaking instructors at prestigious institutions.

The mentor-protégé system of learning is a valued resource where interns are provided hands-on, one-on-one exposure to the field. My role is as a facilitator in expanding the career goals of her interns. It is an opportunity to integrate knowledge from the school environment and the experience of the art world.