International Centre of Graphic Arts: In From the Margins

Five printmaking studios across Europe are inviting applications from artists to undertake a 1-month long printmaking residency as part of the European residency programme In from the Margins, funded by Creative Europe. 

International Centre of Graphic Arts I In From the Margins


Participants will have the opportunity to work in a print medium of their choice and will be supported to develop their practice practically and professionally. Throughout the residency programme  local, refugee and migrant communities are welcomed in the studios to engage with resident artists, to share their own stories and create new work which will be shared between the project members and the wider visual arts community in Europe. The programme will culminate in a group exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers in spring 2023.    


In from the Margins will create the first network of Studios of Sanctuary in Europe, offering opportunities for 30 artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds or artists who identify with experience of displacement to take up supported residencies in internationally recognised print studios, taking place as follows: 
9 residencies at Edinburgh Printmakers; 
6 residencies at Cork Printmakers, Funen Printmaking Studio, Odense and International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana; and 
3 residencies at AGA Lab, Amsterdam. 


An engagement programme with refugee, schools and wider communities will be running alongside the residencies. The contribution that refugees and migrant communities make to wider society will be celebrated also through exchanges of their work, exhibitions and multi-disciplinary events. 

Who is it for?

Migrant and Refugee Artists or Artists who identify with experience of displacement.


Edinburgh, Scotland
Cork, Ireland,
Odense, Denmark
Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Duration of stay

1 month.

Financing amounts

The amount provided for one residence is 3,750 eur (includes artist fee, transport nad travel costs, training, community and school, engagement and project costs).  Financial distribution will be decided by an artist’s contract.

Source of funding

Creative Europe

Type of activity


Type of sector

Arts, Printmaking