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Open Call for Printmaker at Marchmont House

Glasgow Print Studio is proud to partner with Marchmont Creative Spaces to lead their Open Call for an exceptional printmaker to rent a subsidised and equipped Printmaking Studio on the Estate of Marchmont House, Scottish Borders.

The studio will be in the Green Shed, a large space about to be renovated, located in the Creative Spaces compound on the beautiful estate of Marchmont House, an outstanding Palladian mansion in the countryside of the Scottish borders.

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This is a unique 2 year opportunity to be part of the Green Shed print studio’s genesis and have active input into it’s design and equipment for use as a predominantly private space which will be shared with others at designated times throughout the year, at discretion and supervision of tenant. All equipment and fit out is covered by Marchmont and two months in the studio are given rent free (normal subsidised rent £450 per month). Also £1000 of materials is given to acknowledge layout and design input.

The successful candidate will have exceptional technical skills and experience in wood engraving, woodcut and/or etching to be able to run the studio safely and efficiently to deliver their own practise as well as creating opportunities for other artists to benefit from this resource by delivering inductions/classes, occasional daily access to the equipment and materials The Green Shed tenant will manage this and retain all income generated by it. There may also be an artist-in-residence on occasion.

The successful candidate will not only have a fantastic studio for their own work and the ability to earn income from teaching/sharing the space but they will also become part of the burgeoning Marchmont Creative Spaces community; benefitting from peer support from other publicity, Open Studios and marketing offered by Marchmont.

This opportunity is open to all UK residents. Accommodation is not provided but there is small relocation budget if the successful applicant is not local to the area and looking to move to the locale.

Selection will be led by Glasgow Print Studio (GPS), with final decision in concert with Marchmont. GPS was founded in 1972 as an artist led initiative providing facilities and workshop space to artists using fine art printmaking. Now, as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio promotes contemporary and innovative printmaking through supporting artists, exhibitions, learning and conservation.


How to apply

1. Short cover letter setting out:

- Current circumstances and printmaking practise

- How your practise would benefit from hiring the Green Shed

- A brief summary of skills and experience that would allow you to manage the safe operation and maintenance of the studio as your personal space as well as supporting occasional open access use of the studio by other artists

- A brief summary of any printmaking classes you have taught

 2. Current CV

3. Attach five JPEG images no larger than 1MB showing examples of your print work

4. List website and/or social media showcasing your work

5. Two professional references


Please send to Claire Forsyth,, with ‘Green Shed’ as the subject field.

Marchmont T&Cs can be downloaded here

Deadline for applications  extended until 10th August  2021.

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