Opportunity Description

Warren Editions, as a professional printmaking studio in Cape Town, invites printmakers, students and/or individuals interested in the print medium to participate in the internship programme. Over the course of two months, interns will work alongside the WE team on the projects that the studio is busy with at the time.

The emphasis at Warren Editions extends beyond printer/artist collaboration, intaglio, monotype, and relief processes to print administration, archiving, studio maintenance and a gallery activity. As such, interns are able to gain a wider scope of what goes on in a professional printmaking studio; from ‘pre-production’, process-based technique and execution, through to post-production (administration), preparing prints for an exhibition and seeing exhibitions and events through.

Therefore, each individual internship takes shape in accordance to the projects that Warren Editions is involved at the time. For example, an internship may fall over a two-month period in which Warren Editions is working on large monotypes and/or spitbite aquatint, relief printing, an intense collaborative project with a specific artist and/or preparing for an exhibition or art fair.

Internship guidelines

The internship is for a minimum of 2.5 days a week and will require at least a two-month commitment.
The internship is unpaid, but the intern will receive studio access outside the internship hours to make his/her own prints. Interns are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity – thereby actively learning about print processes through autonomous execution.
Even though Warren Editions will endeavour to make the experience of the internship a positive one, the intern is still ultimately responsible for the extent of his/her own experience of the internship programme.

How to Apply

Email the following to

  • Current CV
  • 5 images of own work.
  • Letter of motivation with internship dates. Supply 2 possible periods.
  • One letter of reference from a respected person in the community.
  • Signed agreement – Internship memo understanding (download via website)