Terms of Participation in the Artists Residency Program
Upon acceptance in the Program all artists are requested to pay the inscription fee, which will go towards the payment of the Residency. This fee is not refundable. The inscription fees for only studio residencies amount to €350,00. The inscription fees for studio residencies with housing accommodation amount to €500,00.
The balance fees are due at the commencement of the program.
Artists attending a residency with housing accommodation receive a private bedroom in Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal, which is the residence of the Scuola’s Arts Director Matilde Dolcetti. The bathroom is shared with another resident artist (we accept a maximum of 2 resident artists at the same time). The kitchen and other common areas are shared with the proprietor and another resident artist. Food is not included in the fees. Linens and towels are provided by the Scuola. Room services are not provided. Overnight guests are not allowed.
ARRIVING AT PALAZZO DANDOLO
Artists attending a residency with housing accommodation are kindly requested to check-in at Palazzo Dandolo on a working day, between 10am and 6pm. Should they arrive at a different time, they are requested to locate an alternative accommodation until they check-in.
Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their 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.
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 8:30pm. 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.
These materials are available to everyone: etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, abrasive powders, detergents, bites (ferric chloride, copper sulphate), lithography stones and materials, black ink for etching, lithography and typography, proof paper and vellum paper. Other equipment is available only on a limited basis (glue, acrylics, permanent markers, masking tape, cutters, carborundum, tarlatan). You are required to provide your own materials, including brushes and pencils. Gloves, tarlatan, coloured inks, etching paper, copper, aluminium, wood and zinc can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. 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.
OIL & ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
Oil & Encaustin painting are not allowed in our studios.
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
The Scuola welcomes in its studios artists of all genders, ethnic groups, political and sexual orientations, physical abilities.
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.