Membership

Cork Printmakers offers two types of membership to artists, cultural practitioners, makers, and art students: Full Membership and Associate Membership. Associate Membership has two streams Fellow and Basic.

Membership Criteria

Membership applicants must demonstrate excellent knowledge of a minimum of one print process. A third-level qualification in fine art printmaking is preferable, but other qualifications and experience are also considered.

To Apply

Send a statement of interest, a portfolio (digital), artist statement and bio, and an indication of your preferred membership type to: inquiries [at] corkprintmakers [dot] ie or phone 021 432 2422.

All membership levels enjoy the following benefits:
  • access to equipment covering various printing processes, including screen-printing, etching, lithography, and inkjet
  • access to materials and technical services
  • access to curatorial and technical staff
  • access to creative and technical guidance
  • access to professional development opportunities
  • opportunities to sell work
  • opportunities to contribute to exhibitions and projects
  • opportunities to take part in the Print Network Ireland’s exchange program and international partner residency programs
  • discounted fees for courses
  • active participation in a creative community, including networking opportunities

Full

€500 per year, payable by monthly direct debit

Suitable for artists using the studio regularly who can work independently

Key benefits:
  • access to the technical facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • no usage fees are associated with time spent at the technical facilities
  • opportunity to buy materials through a tab system (credit), payable on-site via debit card
  • individual storage locker and drawer

Associate - Fellow

€300 per year, payable by monthly direct debit

Suitable for artists using the studio regularly who may require technical advice

Key benefits:
  • access to the technical facilities during business hours (Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm) under studio manager supervision
  • no usage fees are associated with time spent at the technical facilities
  • opportunity to buy materials through a tab system (credit), payable on-site via debit card

Associate - Basic

€100 per year, payable in a lump sum each January, plus a usage fee of €30 per day, payable on-site via debit card

Suitable for artists using the studio occasionally who may require technical advice, as well as for artists not using the studio

Key benefits:
  • access to the technical facilities during business hours (Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm) under studio manager supervision
  • opportunity to buy materials, payable on-site via debit card