Atelier Graff is an artist-run centre and studio that supports research, experimentation and creative approaches in print-based media. Atelier Graff engages with the current critical discourse by promoting new practices and fostering the development of printmaking as a contemporary art form. Its members — professional and emerging artists from an array of disciplines — enjoy a stimulating environment of creative synergy that encourages individual and collective artistic development.
Atelier Graff takes an inclusive, convivial approach that fosters exchanges and supports the creative process. It encourages the spread of ideas through meetings and dialogue among artists on the local, national and international scene, and strives to boost networking and partnership through dissemination and exchange activities.
Atelier Graff places great importance on the sharing and pooling of knowledge and skills by offering training activities and experience in digital and analogue printing, among other things, while advocating the pursuit of excellence and the professionalism of its achievements.
The centre offers affordable professional services, unlimited access to work space as well as an extensive range of specialized printmaking equipment—for digital images, silkscreen, etching, woodcut and lithography.
Atelier Graff is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1972 under part III of the Companies Act of Quebec and recognized as a charitable organization by Canada Revenue Agency.
The centre’s operations depend on the commitment and participation of its members. The board of directors consists primarily of active artists and arts professionals. Its operations are managed by an experienced team, also composed of professional artists.