Granada Spain, Spain, October 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Print Workshop Central (http://printworkshopcentral.com), the new website for fine-art print workshops, launched today its “Studio Survey 1,” the first in a series of online polls designed to collect information on printmaking studios from around the world. This first questionnaire will collect basic information on print studios internationally—their size and number of staff, the media in which they work, whether they’re public or private, who their members and clients are, how they function and how they promote themselves and their artists.
Once the survey is complete it will be compiled and published on the Print Workshop Central site in order to give printmaking professionals and other members of the fine-art printmaking community a clearer idea of what the studios of their colleagues in other countries are like and how they function.
“All types of printmaking studios are invited to participate,” says Print Workshop Central director, Mike Booth, “whether or not they’re suscribers to the Print Workshop Central site. This means large and small print studios, commercial studios and community open workshops, art schools and university printmaking departments. It’s easy for print workshop people to participate in the survey. They just need to follow this link to the online-survey host site: http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=1735a1e7-e645-4bcb-9275-b3a24fa84cb1
“Nobody has bothered to gather this information until now,” says Booth, “and we think it’s important, as fine-art print professionals from different countries share many characteristics, problems and concerns. We suspect they can learn a lot from one another, information which we hope will give them ideas to refine their operations and better serve both their print artists and their communities.”
This first survey consists of just 12 multiple-choice questions and takes less than five minutes to complete. “We do our best not to waste people’s time,” says Booth. “We realize that print workshop people are busy, so we are keeping our surveys brief and to the point.
Print Workshop Central, online since June of this year, is a new initiative by World Printmakers (http://www.worldprintmakers.com), the fine-art printmaking reference site based in Granada, Spain. World Printmakers has served printmakers, print collectors, educators and gallery and museum people from around the world since the year 2000.