Het draait om grafiek

[our motto is not easy to translate into English, so we don’t translate it (yet)]

Grafein initiates, facilitates and participates in printmaking projects in and beyond The Netherlands. The foundation serves to promote this important  contemporary art form, which has its own visual language and history, to professionals as well as the general public. This includes artists, institutions and print-art collectors. Its network of friends and advisors provides Grafein with unique expertise and contacts to advocate the printmaking arts.

Grafein is an independent cultural Public Benefit Organisation (PBO – in dutch: ANBI).

Mirror face to face

Amstelkerk, Amstelveld 10, Amsterdam
1 – 30 September 2022

Exhibition of more than 60 prints of Italian and Dutch printmakers

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM


Exhibitions, Workshops, Open house and more. More than 100 events in The Netherlands.
Grafein has made the website grafiek2022 for this triennial print manifestation. The language is Dutch, but you can browse and see whaat you would like to explore.



To pursue its goals Grafein needs more than project grants alone. In addition Grafein also needs friends who wish to support us financially and friends who support us practically, with all kinds of smaller or bigger tasks .
In return, we support these friends in their printmaking activities and ideas.

Grafein established four categories of Friends, collectively supporting printmaking in The Netherlands as well as beyond its borders.

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Here you can read GrafeinGrafiekNieuws september in Dutch.

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Grafein has a public Facebook group where members can share print-related posts and a Facebook page for Grafein. 


Grafein is a not-for-profit foundation which initiates, organises and/or participates in projects on printmaking independently and/or in cooperation with partners in a joint effort.
Currently only this Welcome Page is available in English