International fine art printmakers

Residency Period:  May 18th - June 18th 2018

Application Deadline: April 3th 2018

It was a fantastic and rewarding time in Vejle. We continue to share knowledge and exchange techniques.

Erika Szöke, Slovakia / AIR-2017

Foto: Morten Pape, Vejle Amts Folkeblad



AIR-Vejle is Vejle Printmaking Workshop’s residency programme for international fine art printmakers.

Residency: 1 month, May 18th - June 18th 2018

Funding: Together with being awarded the residency, the chosen artist is awarded 20,000 Danish kroner (about 2,680 Euros).


The artist provides their own transport, lodging, meals (and other necessities) and materials. Vejle Printmaking Workshop will provide advice concerning inexpensive accomodations, shopping and the purchase of extra materials. Additionally Vejle Printmaking Workshop, if wished, will help with contact to other institutions.

The primary goal of the residency is to give the artist an opportunity for some time to immerse themselves in the artistic process. At the same time there is a focus on networking, dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The application is an Open Call process. The artist is chosen by a jury composed of 2 representatives of Vejle Printmaking Workshop, 1 representative of the Artist Council of the Municipality of Vejle, 1 representative of Vejle Art Museum and the coordinator of AIR-Vejle.


Vejle Printmaking Workshop is a relatively new workshop (established in 2016). It was created with the purpose of establishing and developing technical facilities within the professional graphic art field. The intention is to ensure, that the artists associated with the workshop have the best possible conditions for their creation of graphic art. 

AIR-Vejle cooperates with  Vejle Art Museum. Vejle Art Museum is a leader in graphic fine art / works on paper. The museum has a unique graphic art collection of about  20.000 works – the next largest collection of graphic art in Denmark.

By utilizing this cohesion between Vejle Printmaking Workshop, the Artist In Residence program and Vejle Art Museum, Vejle can emerge as one of the most important graphic art cities in Denmark.



International fine arts printmakers.

There is a preference for contemporary art.



Professional fine art printmaker

Age: 25+

Interested in dialogue, knowledge sharing and idea exchange

Speak English - You can make yourself understood



1. Hold an Artist Talk, open to the public

Artist Talk is held at the Vejle Art Museum

2. Share knowledge with members of Vejle Printmaking Workshop

3. Participate in an open workshop, ”Open Workzone”, with members of Vejle Printmaking Workshop (3 hours)



Motivation for the application

Artist Statement


Portfolie, 10 works

Which tools and materials do you wish to work with?



The application is to be sent as a single PDF file to:

Application deadline: April 3th 2018



Project coordinator - Britta Egebjerg:

Adress: AIR-Vejle 2018, Co. Britta Egebjerg, Nørrebrogade 47, 1. Tv, 7000 Fredericia



Vejle Printmaking Workshop has the following facilities:

Five graphic presses – for both relief and intaglio printing. The press tables are respectively 80x150cm, 33x70cm, 50x100cm, 25x25cm and 24x45cm.

A light cabinet with UV lighting for eg. photogravure

Etching tank with iron chloride for etching of copper plates

Serigraphy workshop

Weekly croquis evening

The workshop has as well a drying cabinet, two smaller light tables, a cutter for paper and metal sheets, a computer with net access, a printer and an overhead projector.



Application deadline: April 3th 2018

Application to be sent as a single PDF file to:

Selection of the artist: Jury

Residency period: 1 month, May 18th - June 18th 2018

Funding: The artist is awarded 20,000 Danish kroner (about 2,680 Euros)

Expenses that are the responsiblity of the artist: Travel, lodgings, meals and materials

The artist that is awarded the residency is offered assistance and guidance –  concerning city transport, excursions, tours around the city, etc. As well the artist will be met at Billund Airport or the Vejle Train Station upon arrival.

Working Languages: English

Vejle Printmaking Workshopis located in the center of Vejle. The city has a population of 56.000.

How To Reach: Plane to Billund (BLL)/ Plane to Copenhagen(CPH) + train to Vejle

AIR-Vejle 2018 is sponsored by and is managed in cooperation with:

Seppo Mattinen, Man and Woman, 1964, Coloured woodcut.

The work is part of Vejle Art Museum's permanent collection.

Seppo Mattinen (born 1930) is a Finnish Danish painter and graphic artist. He has a fine arts degree from the Royal Copenhagen Art Academy. The artist is represented at museums and collections in Scandinavia, England and the United States.