Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia

General information

Brief description of organisation

Founded in 1969, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is the premier university program in Venice for Printmaking and Book Arts, as well as the most established and equipped studio for professional and practicing artists.

The Scuola has 8 etching presses, 1 lithographic press, 1 vertical woodcut press,1 Vandercook letterpress, aquatint box, and, in a separate serigraphy studio, exposure unit and 2 serigraphy tables.

In addition, 2 drawing/painting studios accommodate up to 8 artists, and our Graphic Design computer room has 20 iMacs to be used by resident artists in digital imaging, as well as film editing.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Throghout the year, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers Residency Programs for professional and established artist, as well as for scholars.

Residents have 7 days a week access to our fully equipped and extensive facilities in the central area of Cannaregio, and housing accommodation in private bedrooms in furnished central apartments shared with other resident artists.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Printmaking
  • Open to visual artists as well as scholars.

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Grants available

• Program for Visiting Guest Artists: 4 Full Fellowships per year • Resident Artist Coordinator: 4 Full Fellowships per year • 3 Full Fellowships per year offered in conjunction with Artist Pension Trust® (4 weeks)

Expenses paid by artist

Fees include studio use and housing

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

Artists are encouraged to interact with the Italian and international Scuola community.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

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By plane

Ways of getting from/to the airport
The Apartments are in Campo San Maurizio 2670. The closest Vaporetto (water- bus) stop is Santa Maria del Giglio. There are three different ways to get to the apartments:
1) 1) Expensive and comfortable (120 € minimum)
Get a water-taxi to drop you at Calle del Doge on the Grand Canal. Walk (100 meters) to Campo San Maurizio. Turn right. Your apartment is in the Campo, N.° 2670.
2) Reasonable (A water-bus, Alilaguna Arancio (16 €) leaves from the airport every 30 minutes. It goes to Santa Maria del Giglio (1 hour).
3)You can also get the ACTV orange bus # 5 to Piazzale Roma and then a vaporetto leaving every 10 minutes from Piazzale Roma (line 1, direction San Marco - Lido). The fare for both bus and vaporetto is 14€. Get off at Santa Maria del Giglio.

Getting to the Scuola/Studio
Go to Piazzale Roma as above, then catch the Vaporetto (line 1). Get off at San Marcuola (stop N.° 3). The Scuola is just there, with the address of Calle Seconda del Cristo, 1798.

By car

We are privileged: there are no cars in Venice!

Nearest airport

Marco Polo Airport

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia
Cannaregio 1798
30121 Venice

Phone: +39-041-721-950

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