Micro-Residency: Create Your Own Artist Book

04 Jul 2023 - 01 Aug 2023

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall


Application Deadline:

June 7, 2023


July 2 - 31. 2023


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

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Screen-print your own artist book

A new micro-residency welcomes six emerging artists to spend one-month at Misk Art Institute’s silkscreen printing studio in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to develop and produce a limited-edition Artbook. Residents will be provided with precious time, space, tools, and screen printing and bookbinding expertise throughout their journey. 

The micro-residency is designed to support artists to utilize our latest Kippax screen printing equipment to produce a series of prints in the form of an artist book. Graphic designers are available to assist residents with design layouts based on artworks they have already produced alongside written entries.


Each resident will be expected to produce a limited-edition Artbook. 

Who can apply? 

  • Emerging and mid-career local visual artists looking to print a creative project in book format using silkscreen printing as a medium

  • Artists with a minimum of 2 years of experience in visual art activities/studio practice

Support Provided

  • Access to a silkscreen studio 

  • Logistic and technical support from the staff 

  • Production cost 

  • Graphic design, writing, printing, and book binding support

What You Will Gain

  • Time and space to focus on producing a unique art book 

  • New skills, inspiration, and techniques to incorporate within your practice

  • Networking opportunities with members of the local and international art community (such as artists, press, curators, etc.)

  • View your work from a new perspective

  • Professional development as an artist

  • Your own limited-edition screen-printed artist book 

Useful Information

  • Week One: Planning & Preparing Artwork for Screen Printing

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to the studio, tools, and equipment
Monday & Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Silkscreen printing masterclass
Wednesday & Thursday 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Writing mentorship session (Optional)

  • Week Two: Design & Print Testing

Sunday & Monday
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Work on artbook layout with a graphic designer
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Printing and testing artwork

  • Week Three: Printing 

Sunday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

  • Week Four

Sunday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Bookbinding masterclass with Book Works U.K.


  • Dedication to the full one-month long program 

  • Attending all masterclasses, workshops, and lectures

  • Produce an artbook 

It is a specialized screen-printing studio located at the basement level of Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall dubbed “Masaha.” The lab is outfitted with the latest screen-printing equipment, tools, and materials. It is open to artists who wish to learn or experiment through Misk Art Institute’s ongoing programing including specialized masterclasses, workshops, and residency programs.