Are you interested in hosting the next IMPACT conference?

The IMPACT Conference is a longstanding and well-established collaborative forum for printmaking, extended practice, exhibitions and academic debate. Begun in 1999, it has always been the expectation that IMPACT will travel to different countries - where themes, practices and histories of print are informed by the host country, place and culture. 

Since 1999, it has travelled to Finland, South Africa, Berlin and Poznan, Estonia, Australia, Scotland, Spain, China and Hong Kong. It has been co-hosted between different cities and countries, supported by printmaking associations, universities, institutes and academies. 

For 2024/5, we seek organisations to host the following IMPACT 13 conference. Please think boldly and collaboratively and consider in-person with hybrid features. Your expression of interest should include a general outline of the themes and financial and administrative resources that can be committed to supporting the conference. A link to an expression of interest form can be found here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Impact Chair, 

Previous IMPACT conferences
2021 IMPACT 11 Hosted by Hong Kong Open Printshop 
2018 IMPACT 10 Hosted by SM Pro Art, Santander, Spain 
2015 IMPACT 9 Hosted by the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2013 IMPACT 8 Hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
2011 IMPACT 7 Hosted by Monash University, Australia
2009 IMPACT 6 Hosted by Centre for Print Research, UWE Bristol, England
2007 IMPACT 5 Hosted by the Estonian Printmakers’ Association and Estonian Academy of Art, held at KUMU
2005 IMPACT 4 Co-hosted by the Unversität der Künste Berlin and the National Museum in Poznan and coordinated by the University of Tennessee
2003 IMPACT 3 Co-hosted by the South Africa Michaelis School of Fine Art, the University of Cape Town with Rhodes University School of Fine Art
2001 IMPACT 2 Hosted by the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Finland
1999 IMPACT 1 Hosted by Centre for Print Research, UWE Bristol, England

For more information, please go to the CFPR Impact Conference page.