Deadline: 16/12/2018

A two-week electro-etching workshop/residency grant in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. July and August 2019

Open Call For Two Individual Grants in 2019. For Postgraduates In Fine Arts And Printmaking.

Description of residency program
The electro-etching residency-workshop introduces the artist to an alternative printmaking technique, safer than traditional intaglio etching. It uses a completely non-toxic electrical process, avoiding totally the harmful acids, sprays, rosins and asphalts fora quatints used in traditional etching.

Theartist Alfonso Crujera, a master printmaker and specialist in the different techniques employed when etching with electrolysis leads the residency-workshop.

The resident artist will be introduced to the fascinating process of electro-etching copper and zinc plates. He will have access to the master’s direct and personal assistance and will have the opportunity to develop their current knowledge of non-toxic etching using electricity, applying these techniques to their own work. The artist will also learn how to assemble an electro-etching unit themselves, so they will be able to continue electro-etching in their own studio back home.

Use of studio and professional attention
A reasonable time table will be offered to guide and advise the artists on the technique of electro-etching, four hours a day for five days a week. The workshop will be at their disposal 24 hours a day. The necessary equipment to etch (electrolytic unit, tools, acrylic and oil based resists, proof inks, solvents) will be provided at the workshop.

Language: English and Spanish

Grante xplanation
Two individual grants for two artists under thirty, Fine Arts graduates between 2014 and 2018 with experience in intaglio printmaking.

The grant consists of free accommodation for two weeks and the trip to and from the airport to the residence at the beginning and end of the stay. This represents a saving for the artist of €625.

Those selected must pay their trip to Gran Canaria, their food, and instruction in electro-etching.

Workshop and instruction

Price does not include plates and papers for proofs, which should be brought by the artists.

Health Insurance is obligatory.

Each artists accommodation consists of a single room with a private bathroom and shower, and kitchen to prepare food, free internet and art library. See pictures.

Location of the residence-workshop
The island of Gran Canaria, Spain

Dates for theresidence

  • July 14th to 28th, 2019
  • August 18th to September 1st, 2019

Application Information
To apply for the grant artists should send an e-mail to: including: the Registrarion Form filled, his/her CV, copy of graduation certificate, brief biography, five pictures of prints and a statement of why he/she wants to attend the Electro-etching workshop (200 words maximum).

A committee from to the residence-workshop will make the selection of the two artists based mainly on the applicant's artwork and the statement of interest.

Applicants will be informed before January 5th, 2019.

Acceptance of the grant *

On acceptance of the grant the selected artists must pay before January 31, 2019 a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the amount for instruction (€ 378) in our bank account. This amount will be deducted from the total when the artist attends the residence.

* Failure to comply with these conditions will void any commitment of director of the residence-workshop with the selected artist, who will be replaced with another candidate.

A two-week electro-etching workshop/residency grant in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. July and August 2019

A two-week electro-etching workshop/residency grant in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. July and August 2019


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