How To Join

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 courses. Completion of a weekend or evening course also entitles the course attendee to approximately three months free associate membership.

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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

Download our membership pack > pdf document

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.

Associate Membership

Our weekend and evening courses include three months free associate membership allowing supervised studio access on specific days and an opportunity to practice new skills. All new members join as associate members and associate membership can be extended beyond the free period if required.

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 annually, monthly or per session depending on which rate suits your needs. Regular users will find that monthly fees are more economical while dedicated users may wish to take a combined annual membership which allows unlimited access throughout the year. Edinburgh Printmakers offers standing order payments for combined membership and 12 month session fees payable either in quarterly or monthly installments.

Annual Membership and Associate Membership Costs for 2015-16 are
Full: £95
Concession: £55
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