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In From the Margins

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Project Type
Multi-disciplinary, Visual Arts
In From the Margins
Irish Partner
Irish Partner: Cork Printmakers, Cork City
  • Lead partner: Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland
  • Aga Lab (Netherlands)
  • Fyns Grafiske Værksted (Denmark)
  • International Centre of Graphic Arts (Slovenia)
Funding Strand
Smaller Scale Co-operation Projects
Year Funded
Funding Amount

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In From the Margins (2020 - 2023) will establish Europe’s first ever Studios of Sanctuary network for refugee and migrant artists. It will provide opportunities for thirty artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds to take up supported residencies in print studios at internationally recognised arts organisations: Cork Printmakers, Ireland; Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland; AGA Lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Funen Printmaking Studio, Odense, Denmark; and the International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

These arts organisations all have a strong history of public engagement, based in multi-cultural cities on the margins of Europe, either on coastal fringes or in the East of the continent.

This project brings the work of refugee and migrant artists 'in from the margins' to mainstream programming and looks for ways to explore and celebrate cultures and artistic traditions which are marginalised by the Western artistic canon and traditional curatorial output.

In from the Margins emerged from a Scotland-Europe project supported by the British Council & Creative Scotland, for Edinburgh Printmakers to develop a network of European partners working with both refugee and migrant artists and communities, and which involved Cork Printmakers as a key contributor.

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