In from the Margins

Project area
Visual Arts 
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (partner) 
Project lead
Cork Printmakers Limited (IE) 
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European cooperation projects 2020
EU funding
178.458 EUR

Coordinator: Cork Printmakers Limited (IE)
Partners: AGA LAB (NL), Edinburgh Printmakers Ltd (UK), Fyns Grafiske Værksted (DK), Mednarodni grafični likovni center (SI)

Project amount: 297.431 EUR
Grant Awarded: 178.458 EUR (60 %)

In from the Margins is a three-year programme of Studios of Sanctuary residencies working with artists with experience of displacement; exchanges of their work; and engagement with refugee, schools and wider communities.

We will create the first network of Studios of Sanctuary in Europe, offering unique opportunities for artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Work with refugee and migrant artists is currently largely focused on outreach and engagement programmes of major galleries. The project will bring this work ‘in from the margins’ to mainstream programming.

Each partner hosts a number of one month residencies by refugee and migrant artists each year, enabling work created by, and alongside, refugee and migrant artists and communities in from the margins of outreach- and engagement-based work to the heart of publicly funded culture-led programming. ‘In from the Margins’ has been designed to provide supported work spaces for artists within their host communities, kindness in times of hardship, and celebrate the contributions that refugees and migrant communities make to wider society through both exhibitions and multidisciplinary events.

Artists are asked to put forward proposals for residency-based work (research and production) which engages with refugee and migrant communities locally through groups and/or organisations which are already working closely with the partners. All partners work through conversation and collaboration, curating in response to the wider social context.

This project has been developed by Edinburgh Printmakers with the support of the British Council and Creative Scotland, which has allowed meetings during the planning stages and the building of a shared vision among the partners.

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