Name of Residency: Edition/Basel

Edition/Basel is a 12 day program for artists working in intaglio, relief, lithography and letterpress techniques at the Druckwerk studio in Basel, Switzerland. Each session has a theme, which is chosen collaboratively and interpreted individually by the artists. An exhibition is presented at the end of the period at one of three local museums or galleries: the Papiermühle Museum, Salon Mondial at Atelier Mondial Basel, or the Kaskadenkondensator Gallery.

Participants are expected to have some hands-on experience with printmaking.


Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Edition/Basel is a printmaking program for professional artists. The program seeks to foster both creative and socio-cultural exchanges through its two summer sessions, in which 10 international artists come together over a shared interest in the graphic arts.

Good working conditions are extremely important for artists to be their most creative. Therefore it is always the aim of Edition/Basel to provide facilities with well-maintained machines, fresh ink and chemicals, and a variety of paper and other materials necessary for an array of printmaking processes.

We encourage our residents to experiment. Is your print work an installation? Does it have another element, like sound, or a performance? Does your piece exist outside the gallery, and move into the city of Basel? We welcome your trials, failures, and curious vision regarding ways of bringing printmaking into the world at large.

Started in 2012, and running two sessions per summer since 2016, the founders of Edition/Basel, Megan Adie and Margarit Lehmann, strive to constantly improve the programs, and also to reach out to further diversify their community. To this end, Margarit has organized and secured funding for a 12 day program in Havana, Cuba, and has also forged connections with printmakers in Yerevan, Armenia. The results of these collaborations have been shown in exhibitions in Havana, Zürich, Basel, and San Francisco. Several similar projects are currently in the works.


Organisation founded in: 2012
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We organize an exhibition for each session, at institutions including the Basel Papiermühle Museum, Salon Mondial at Atelier Mondial Basel, and the Kaskadenkondensator Gallery
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 480 CHF
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Basel EuroAirport
    Nearest Train Station: Basel SBB
    How to reach by plane: Basel EuroAirport or Zürich International Airport
    How to reach by train: Basel SBB or Basel Badischer Bahnhof
    How to reach by car: Druckwerk printmaking studio is located at Burgweg 7, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
    Street & Number: Burgweg 7
    Postal Code: 4058
    City: Basel
    Country long: Switzerland
    Burgweg 7
    Basel 4058 CHE
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