Printmakers based in the United Kingdom are invited to submit work toward Green Door Printmaking Studio's first ever Derby Print Open.


Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire’s only open access artist studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We strive to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history. We also host and organise the International Print Exchange.


Deadline: Fri 30 March 2018 (midnight)

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How to enter

All work must be submitted online via our Application Form between Mon 8th January and Fri 30th March 2018.

Applications should be as detailed as possible. Your work will be selected by the electronic visual material submitted, so please ensure your photographs represent your work authentically.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified during April 2018.

If selected, deliver your framed work to the studio during May 2018 (9th - 23rd).

Important dates

8 January 2018
Call for entries open

8 Jan - 30 March 2018
Applications accepted online

April 2018
Applications will be shortlisted and all printmakers notified by 28th April

May 2018
Printmakers will be invited to deliver work to Green Door (between 9th - 23rd May)

1 June 2018
Exhibition launch evening and awards announced (5.30pm - 9pm)

1 - 29 June 2018
Derby Print Open exhibition showing at:
Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill Studios, DE1 3LB

July 2018
Collection of unsold work from studio (2nd - 7th July)

Submission guidelines

The exhibition is open to all artists (over the age of 16), based in the United Kingdom, working purely within the medium of printmaking (mixed-media and digital pieces will not be accepted).

All prints submitted must be original, hand-pulled fine art prints, produced using a recognised printmaking technique. If you are unsure that your print(s) meet these requirements, please contact us to confirm before submitting your application form.

At present there is no size limit on work submitted. Please note, however, all work must be 2D based.

The (non-refundable) submission fee is £21 per entrant, which offsets costs incurred for administration, installation and promotional literature for the Derby Print Open.

Applications are accepted incorporating any theme or subject, but works must have been produced after January 2016.

Works submitted must be signed, editioned and dated by the artist.

If accepted, the original print must be framed (at the expense of the artist) and be delivered to the studio, complete with a label on the reverse stating the artist's name, print title and medium. Specific fixture details to fit with our hanging systems will be requested at the time of notification.

All work must be for sale and will be subject to a 30% commission, if sold.

Entrants can submit up to 3 prints. Subject to available space, each entrant will be guaranteed to exhibit at least one of the submitted works provided all other guidelines are adhered to.

Previously exhibited work is acceptable as long as the above requirements are met.