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About LPW

Leicester Print Workshop (LPW) is the Midlands centre of excellence for fine art printmaking. We are at the forefront of printmaking practice and we ensure it continues to be a thriving contemporary art form. We nurture talent and support creative practitioners to develop their skills and achieve their creative ambitions. Our large, open access studio is in a RIBA award-winning building, providing specialist facilities for stone and plate lithography, etching, engraving, relief, letterpress, screenprinting, and artist studios. Open to members, it is used by people from around the world and around the corner, and supported by a community of artists to thrive and grow.

LPW aims to connect and align with our local context of inner city Leicester, as a cultural organisation which enables positive social changes for communities across the city. We are committed to link our work to issues that are rooted in our local context of a culturally diverse and post-industrial city, while invite conversations from other disciplines and geographies.

LPW was first established in 1986 and became a registered charity in 1993. In 2015 it moved to its new RIBA award-winning building situated in Leicester's Cultural Quarter, where alongside the studio space, it benefits from a gallery, shop, education space, framing room and 11 permanent artist studios. Leicester Print Workshop is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

Adult and Youth Education Programme

LPW is committed to expanding and diversifying models of art education through printmaking and to become a substantial centre of alternative education outside of traditional learning establishments. LPW delivers an adult and youth course programme which encourages an expanded notion of printmaking at the intersection of multiple disciplines, for a wide range of abilities and interests.

Public Programme

We have developed meaningful partnerships with a wide range of regional schools, community groups, libraries, art organisations and colleges for our extensive outreach programme, which has diversified and widened our reach and taken printmaking into multiple and diverse community and educational settings.

Studio Membership

Leicester Print Workshop is home to around 200 artist members. Members pay annual subscriptions to access the fully equipped studio during its opening hours. The studio is staffed by expert technicians and following an induction, membership is open to artists and printmakers of any ability.

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