With its facilities and extensive knowledge of printing techniques, the werkplaats (workshop) is a unique and necessary link within the The Hague makers climate. There is no other place in The Hague with the machines, expertise and possibilities in the field of large format screen printing, textile printing, etching, relief printing, lithography, riso printing and photography darkroom. The Grafische Werkplaats is a foundation and was established in 1974, and has been housed at Prinsegracht 16 for a long time. The Werkplaats also maintains a paint garden in Mariahoeve, with which they make natural inks.
Makers can work with the graphic techniques in the workshop and we also organise various courses and workshops. There are also regular exhibitions and lectures. Once every two years, the Werkplaats organizes Festival Analog, each time with a different theme.
The permanent team of the Werkplaats is small (coordinator, technical supervisors and board) surrounded by a flexible layer of trainees, volunteers and teachers. The enthusiastic team has a great passion for art and design.
The Werkplaats links up with various other initiatives and festivals such as HOOGTIJ (4 times a year on Friday evening), Open Atelierdagen Centrum (October) and Festival de Betovering (autumn holidays).
The Grafische Werkplaats is affiliated with the Platform Werkplaatsen (Platform Workshops) and is a member of the Grafiekplatvorm (Graphics Platform).
The Grafische Werkplaats receives a multi-year subsidy from the Municipality of The Hague and subscribes to the Cultural Diversity Code and Cultural Governance Code.