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Member Technician Scheme

The MTS continues to be an excellent opportunity for our members who, in return for 3 hours work supporting the Sutdio Manager, receive keyholder membership, training, materials credit and a learning programme credit- its value the equivalent of the living wage.

Our current member technicians, Jess Pratten and Maria Quintin have been incredibly flexible and versatile over the last 18 months and we are pleased to have them on board.

Many of our MTs go on to further their artistic career and apply for MA or post graduate courses or technician posts in colleges and universities.  

Here’s Elliot, member technician, who left us  to study for his MA – graduating in 2020. Elliot has just come back to the studio as a keyholder member.

Becoming a Member Technician has widened my knowledge of each process and its equipment, and has also been a fantastic opportunity to work alongside up-and-coming and professional printmakers using a wide variety of styles and techniques.

Roxanne Goffin

Charlotte Biszweski Vandercook Press Techncian 2017-2018

Browse our community projects

  • Member Technician Scheme

    An excellent opportunity for our members who, in return for 3 hours work supporting the Technical Manager, receive keyholder membership, training, materials credit and a learning programme credit.

  • Home Print Project/Mobile Print Project

    A community project supported by Quartet Community Foundation with the purpose of continuing its refugee and asylum seeker and young people's programmes whilst the studio is closed during lockdown, providing printing packs to use in the home or in community settings and a series of demonstration videos.

  • Partners in Print

    Joint project between SPS and UWE to grow community engagement by creating sustainable opportunities for learning, exhibiting, editioning and professional development for young people who would not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

  • UWE Member Technician

    We have created this opportunity for professional development practice for an MA MDP student. 

  • Young Person Technician Scheme

    Our first young person technician joined us October for 2 months work experience and enjoyed it so much we offered him a role for 10 months.

  • This Place

    Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops to asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands.

  • SPS/UWE Scholarship

    Working in partnership, SPS and UWE, Bristol are creating opportunities for UWE, Bristol students and Spike Print Studio members.

  • Artist donated prints

    A number of artists have been kind enough to donate work to help us fundraise for equipment