Edinburgh Printmakers welcomes applications from anyone wishing to use the studio. To become a member and gain access to our studio you must either be an experienced printmaker or have successfully completed one of our education courses. We also support applications from visiting artists and artists residencies.

If you are new to printmaking..

Attend one of our weekend or evening courses.

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If you have previous experience of printmaking

First-time users who have experience of printmaking must demonstrate a good working knowledge of the processes used at Edinburgh Printmakers and complete a one-hour induction course. This induction course familiarises the user with the studio layout and working practices and covers health and safety practice.

To arrange an induction into the studio as an experienced printmaker, please fill in a workshop application form

Members benefits

There are many benefits of becoming a member of Edinburgh Printmakers: As a member you will:

  • gain access to one of the best printmaking facilities in the UK
  • have your work available for sale on our website
  • receive regular updates of artist opportunities and news through our newsletter e-bulletins
  • be part of a dynamic printmaking working environment be eligible to be included in group exhibitions organised by Edinburgh Printmakers
  • have your work available to the public through our gallery consignment programme
  • members are entitled to 10% off education courses and are now also eligible to 10% off one-to-one tuition and art materials at Greyfriars Art Shop and* framing.

Members costs:

Annual Membership Costs from May 2019 are

  • Full: £100
  • Concession: £60

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Associate Membership

Complete a weekend or evening class and you can apply for a free 3 month associate membership. This gives you access to follow-up sessions and training to get you started in the studio.

Annual Membership

Associate members can become full annual members once they have reached a level of printmaking competency, enabling them to work in the studio unsupervised. Annual membership gives extended studio access and allows members to submit prints to be considered for selection for sale in the gallery browsers and also to members’ exhibitions.

Visiting Artists

Edinburgh Printmakers welcomes applications from visiting artists who wish to work in the studio for a limited period. Visiting artist rates include temporary membership and are by prior arrangement only. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

Studio Session Fees

All members are required to pay studio session fees. These cover the use of inks in all departments plus sundries and basic materials and help with the running costs of the studio. Click here to see what is included in session fees. Session fees can be paid as you go, monthly or annualy depending on which rate suits your needs. Regular users will find its more economical  to pay by direct debit  monthly. This combined annual membership and session fees allows unlimited access throughout the year.