SSA Engramme Artist Exchange 2024


The Society of Scottish Artists is delighted to be offering an exciting international exhibition opportunity in collaboration with Engramme.

SSA Members based in Scotland working in printmaking are invited to apply for this prestigious award of a solo exhibition in Quebec, Canada which will take place from 10 May – 16 June 2024.

Engramme is an artist-run centre devoted to the promotion of original printmaking and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Now in its twelfth year, this partnership between the Society of Scottish Artists and Engramme has created a vibrant dialogue between artists based in Scotland and Canada.

We continue this creative collaboration by offering an artist from Scotland the opportunity to exhibit in Quebec. In exchange, we will invite an artist based in Canada to exhibit in Scotland as part of an upcoming SSA Annual Exhibition.

The award includes free use of Engramme’s contemporary gallery plus supervision. Engramme will also cover the cost of accommodation for three nights stay for the artist in Quebec up to $250 and pay travel expenses up to $150.

The selected artist will receive a fee of £500 from SSA towards shipping works for the exhibition.
Selected artworks must be shipped from 15-24 April 2024 to arrive at Engramme no later than 1 May 2024.

The award includes promotion of the exhibition, including the printing and mail out of invitation cards, online and distribution of a press release to the Quebec media.

Due to the nature of this project and the timings involved, applicants are expected to have a significant body of work, from which a selection can be made for the exhibition.

Application opens:
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Deadline: Tuesday 2 April 2024, midnight
Selection notification: Friday 12 April 2024
Exhibition dates: 10 May – 16 June 2024
Shipping dates: Selected artworks must arrive at Engramme no later than 1 May 2024. 


Prepare ONE PDF document containing the following:

  • Your name and contact details and website
  • 5 – 8 images of recent work that are representative of what will be included in the exhibition. Labelling each work with TITLE, DATE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS and PRICE.
  • Up to 250 words on why you are interested in this opportunity and how it will benefit your practice.
  • A C.V. – no more than one A4 page
  • Name and email address of one referee
  • Email your PDF document to  stating ‘Engramme 2024 Submission’ in the email subject field.


  • Applicants must be a member (Artist, Professional, Student or Graduate) of the Society of Scottish Artists to apply. 
  • Applicants must be based in Scotland and work in printmaking.
  • Collaborations are welcome but the fees listed above will be shared between the artists.


  • The decision of the selection committee is final and there is no appeals process.
  • We regret that we cannot offer feedback on the results of the selection.


  • The selected artist is responsible for shipping their work to the gallery and must cover all associated costs as stated above. The artist must insure all work during transit and provide an official valuation of the total value of prints to Engramme. (All insurance companies used must be accredited ones)
  • Selected prints must be shipped between 15-24 April 2024 to arrive at Engramme by 1 May 2024, and must be packaged in a travel proof and sturdy tube/container. (Should any of the work or container arrive in a damaged condition, and Engramme has to compensate for the packaging, the artist would be invoiced)
  • Engramme will return the works at the end of the exhibition and will cover the return shipping costs.


  • All works will be insured by the gallery for the duration of the exhibition period up to the maximum of $15,000.


  • Artist will be paid an exhibition fee of £500 towards costs for shipping artworks to Engramme.
  • All works must be for sale and Engramme will deal with all sales enquiries. 10% commission will be taken off all sales.
  • The artist must agree to lend the selected prints to Engramme for the full duration of the exhibition. This does not include all prints from the edition.
  • All prints must be unframed
  • If selected artists must send Engramme the following: an updated CV, artist statement, a list of prints to be exhibited, including title, medium and price as well as any relevant information for a press release, such as any previous reviews/publications, etc.


  • The gallery will undertake the install and deinstall of the exhibition. They will re-package and return the artwork including the shipping costs.
  • Engramme will supply basic gallery equipment and supervision of the exhibition during opening hours. (Magnets will be used to hang the prints and cover the windows of the gallery with UV filters to protect the prints from sunlight)
  • Engramme will be responsible for documenting the exhibition.


  • Should the selected artist wish to be in attendance, Engramme will also cover the cost of accommodation for three nights stay for the artist in Quebec up to $250 and pay travel expenses up to $150.

Application deadline: Tuesday 2 April 2024, midnight
For any queries regarding your application please contact

Image: Engramme, Quebec, Canada