Joan Miró’s Printmaking Workshops, a space to create and innovate, are now open to artists free of charge
Within the framework of the Post-Covid 19 Cultural Plan of the Palma City Council, the Foundation offers its printmaking workshops free of charge to artists who want to use them.
The Joan Miró’s Printmaking Workshops are the artistic legacy to young creators. They are located at Son Boter, an 18th century Mallorcan country house and one of the three buildings that comprise the Fundació Miró Mallorca. Son Boter stands close by the family home and the studio built by Josep Lluís Sert, initially used as a painting and sculpture studio. In the late sixties, the artist refurbished some new outbuildings at Son Boter, setting up a lithographic workshop and another engraving workshop for his own personal use.
Fundació Miró Mallorca
Carrer de Saridakis, 29
Tel. +34 971 701 420
Fax +34 971 702 102
Miró Mallorca Foundation still conserve the lithographic and engraving workshops that were used by the artist to create his printed series and artist’s books and they also evoke that same atmosphere that inspired him. Subsequently, facilities were added for silkscreen printing, ceramics, photography and digital printing.
The Covidien-19 pandemic has generated a new reality that affects not only our healthcare systems; it has also shaken our economy and, of course, our culture. In collaboration with the Palma City Council and its Department of Culture, the Foundation wishes to help minimise some of the economical consequences that this pandemic has left in the cultural sector. For this reason, the Miró Mallorca Foundation offers Joan Miró’s Printmaking Workshops and technical assistance free of charge to artists that want to develop his artistic project here.
– Who can register: any artist from the Balearic Islands, resident or local, who wants to develop his or her project autonomously in the Foundation’s Graphic Workshops.
– Period: from 06/15/2020 to Summer 2021
– Application: sending the application form
– Available hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– How long will the artist be able to use the workshops for: one week, maximum of two. The selection will be allocated in strict order of registration. For longer periods a project will be requested and each case will be evaluated individually.
– Cost: the use of the printmaking workshops and the technical advice of the workshop master will be provided freely, but not the materials that each person needs to develop their project, which will be at the expense of each artist.
The artist donated his workshops to the city of Palma in 1981, in a bid to keep the spirit of creativity and transgression alive after his death. In this way Miró Mallorca Foundation was founded, embarking on a new stage in 1992 with the inclusion of a new building designed by Rafael Moneo to act as the Foundation headquarters. In order to make the most of the workshops and to adapt them to present-day needs, in 1994, their equipment and materials were updated so that courses could be given and editions printed using state-ofthe-art printmaking techniques.