English and Persian
1 week to 1 month
Paid by host 
  • A mobile sim-card will be provided to the Artist in Residence upon arrival
  • A metro/bus card will be provided for transportation
  • A one-day city tour for the artist during their stay
Paid by artist 

Studio rent is 100 Euro per week, for partner the rent will be doubled. Artists are responsible for the residency costs, airfares and general living costs: food, health insurance and materials needed such as copper plates or special varnish etc.

Application guidelines 
  • Motivation for application
  • Artist Statement
  • CV
  • Portfolio (10 works)
  • Application Form
  • A brief description of which tools and materials you wish to work with



Vakili Studio

Vakili Studio

Tehran Printmaking Residency


This residency is specified in printmaking, chalchography, lithography and xylography. The studio is based in the capital so that artists can consider art galleries and events beside their work in the studio. The studio is open for all international artists who want to see Iran and experience working in this land.


The Vakili Studio Residency is specific to artists practicing printmaking (Intaglio techniques, relief techniques, and lithography). Artists in field of drawing, painting and writers are also welcome to the studio which is based in Tehran. Artists can consider the many art galleries and events the capital has to offer, in addition to developing their own work in the studio.
Regular events designed to facilitate an exchange between the Artist in Residence, collectors, and visitors at Vakili Studio. Potential exhibition opportunities, open studios, and workshops are possible for artists.

Accommodation Information 

This residency was created with the purpose of establishing and developing technical abilities within the field of professional graphic arts. The intention is to ensure that the Artist in Residence has the best possible conditions for creating original work.
Vakili Studio (FERDOWSI STUDIO) is located on Enqhelab Street in downtown Tehran, providing easy access to many of Tehran’s important art galleries. The Artist in Residence is provided with a private furnished room inside the studio with access to the kitchen, bathroom, Wi-Fi. The Artist in Residence will have full access to the studio seven days a week. S/He should note that the studio is a shared space from 9 AM through 3 PM except weekends.

Studio Information 

The printmaking studio is 100 sq meters and includes:

  • Two etching press beds (40 x 90 cm and 60 x 110 cm)
  • One lithography press bed (40 x 90 cm)
  • An aquatint box (max. size 30 x 40 cm)
  • An acid bath with nitric acid, chloric acid, ferric chloride (max. size plate 35 x 60 cm)
  • A graining sink
  • Five litho stones (32 x 42 cm)
  • A heater (40 x 50 cm)
  • Rollers and brayers in various sizes
Technical Information 

Chalchography presses are 60m and 40m and lithography press is 40m. There is a library on the 2nd floor which artists can use. This library is specialized in painting, drawing and printmaking. There is beamer available for presentation.


Vakili Studio (FERDOWSI STUDIO) is located on Enqhelab Street in downtown Tehran, providing easy access to many of Tehran’s important art galleries.

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Enqelab Street 9
Tehran 1916783113

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