General information

Brief description of organisation

Edition/Basel is a printmaking program for professional artists. The program seeks to foster both creative and socio-cultural exchanges through its two summer sessions, in which 10 international artists come together over a shared interest in the graphic arts.

Good working conditions are extremely important for artists to be their most creative. Therefore it is always the aim of Edition/Basel to provide facilities with well-maintained machines, fresh ink and chemicals, and a variety of paper and other materials necessary for an array of printmaking processes.

Started in 2012, and running two sessions per summer since 2016, the founders of Edition/Basel, Megan Adie and Margarit Lehmann, strive to constantly improve the programs, and also to reach out to further diversify their community. To this end, Margarit has organized and secured funding for a 12 day program in Havana, Cuba, and has also forged connections with printmakers in Yerevan, Armenia. The results of these collaborations have been shown in exhibitions in Havana, Zürich, Basel, and San Francisco. Several similar projects are currently in the works.


Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Edition/Basel is a 12 day program for artists working in intaglio, relief, lithography and letterpress techniques at the Druckwerk studio in Basel, Switzerland. Each session has a theme, which is chosen collaboratively and interpreted individually by the artists. An exhibition is presented at the end of the period at one of three local museums or galleries: the Papiermühle Museum, Salon Mondial at Atelier Mondial Basel, or the Kaskadenkondensator Gallery.

Participants are expected to have some hands-on experience with printmaking.


Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

We are currently able to sponsor one artist, usually from a developing country, to take part in each of our summer sessions, and are working toward the possibility of being able to sponsor a second artist, based on financial need, for each session.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



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


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
Contact information

Alemannengasse 111
4058 Basel


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