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Terms of Participation in the Biennale Residency Program

Program Fees


The Program Fee includes

  • Course in Sustainable Printmaking at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica.
  • Course ‘Venice Biennale Behind the Scenes’ at European Cultural Academy.
  • Studio Residency at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica.
  • 7 days a week access to the Scuola’s equipped laboratories for independent work.
  • Study files and materials (Biennale Behind the Scenes). Tickets to museums and exhibitions that are part of the schedule.
  • European Cultural Centre exhibition catalogue.
  • Welcome coffee, beverages and snacks during the classes (Biennale Behind the Scenes).
  • Goodie bag with a map of Venice, notebook and a pen.
  • Personalised graduation certificate. One hour ride on the luxury boat around Venice.
  • A list of recommended hotels and restaurants.

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Local transportation costs.
  • Food & accommodation.
  • Art supplies.

INSCRIPTION FEES 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 amount to €500,00.

BALANCE FEES The € 1,750.00 balance fees are due at the commencement of the program.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION ECA and the Scuola do not offer housing. Resident artists are requested to locate housing accommodation independently.

LATE CANCELLATIONS Artists who cancel 30 days prior to commencement of the Program will be requested to pay 50% of their Residency fees. Cancellations 30 before the commencemente of the programs are not refunded.

FUNDING 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.

ACCESS TO 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.

EUROPEAN CULTURAL ACADEMY For the segment Biennale Behind the Scenes, participants will be asked to follow the terms of participation of the European Cultural Academy.

ART SUPPLIES 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 ECA and Scuola welcome participants of all genders, ethnic groups, political and sexual orientations, physical abilities.

YOUR ART-WORK 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’s collection.