TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM
Upon acceptance in the Program all artists are requested to pay a € 150.00 inscription fee, which will go towards the payment of the Residency. This fee is not refundable.
Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their Studio Residency fees.
We shall be glad to assist all artists in the process of requesting funding in their country by providing them with a formal letter of acceptance in the program.
HOUSING ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Artist’s House in Murano. If the room of your choice is availble, you will be put in touch with the landlord who will collect directly your housing fees. AO Hostels in Mestre. If the room of your choice is available, you will be put in touch with A&O’s management who will collect directly your housing fees.
The Print Studio: Our large, luminous, printshop is equipped with presses for most printmaking media and is available to all Studio Resident artists.
The Pavilion Studio: Light bright studio with individual work spaces accomodates up to six artists at a time. Painters are encouraged to apply with projects in mind that are based on painting techniques that are compatible with a shared space as the Pavilion Studio is not suitable for oil paint, nor for painting methods which may provoke strong smells or use of toxic materials.
The Canal View Studio: Recipients of the Academic Partial Fellowhip cannot request the Canal View Studio.
Screenprint Studio: artists also have access to a serigraphy studio equipped with frames, squeegees and an exposure unit. Artists must supply all materials, inks etc that they will require to print.
Computer Room: The computer room is equipped with iMacs. From June to September the computer room is free all day and from October to May available daily from 16:45 onwards. Note that printers and scanners are not available so you will be directed to a local shop for good quality printouts.
Wi-fi & internet are available on the Scuola's premises.
LIFE AT THE SCUOLA
Studio Resident artists have open access to the Scuola’s studio facilities. They are given keys
to the Scuola and are welcome to use the facilites 7 days a week, from 9am to 10:30pm. Both artists and students enjoy
participating in life at the Scuola through presentations and critiques. When in calendar, resident artists have the opportunity to attend our classes and workshops at no additional cost.
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING
Artists who are not experienced in Printmaking are requested to attend an introductory course in order to be able to work independently in the print workshop. The 2 day foundation course is offerede at an additional cost of €250.00.
You are required to provide your own materials, including glue, acrylics, permanent markers, carborundum, tarlatan and brushes. Coloured inks, etching paper, copper, zinc and wood can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. There are some materials in the print studio available to everyone in limited quantities: Etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, detergents, gloves, bites (ferric chloride, copper solphate), lithography stones, black oil base ink for etching, lithography and typography black ink, proof paper and vellum paper. Special care must be taken with use of Scuola equipment and in particular to return all such equipment back to where it belongs after use. Equipment is never to be removed from the Scuola. Each morning a staff member checks all equipment, printing characters, inks, rollers, brushes etc: Books in the studio & library are to be returned to their place after consultation and are never to be taken out of the Scuola.
SHIPPING GOODS TO ITALY
Shipping goods to Italy is a perilous business as customs may block them and request complicated paperwork. We strongly discourage studio resident artists from shipping to Venice items such as shampoo, medicines, vitamins, health supplements, as they will all (almost certainly) be checked. Regretfully, the Scuola is unable to provide assistance in dealing with customs in this regards
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICIES
he Scuola welcomes in its studios artists of all genders, ethnic groups, political and sexual orientations.
All our studio resident artists are requested to donate a minimum of one art-work produced during their residency to the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica print collection.