Fire Station's Sculpture Workshop and Digital Media Awards

One of Fire Station’s policies is to maximise access to and use of the facilities here. These facilities include the Sculpture Workshop, the Resource Centre and the digital media equipment. In order to open up these facilities and to offer greater support to visual artists we introduced the Sculpture Worksop and Digital Media Awards and Bursaries in 2010. Over the past seven years we have identified different levels of demand required by artists applying for these opportunities and, as such, the awards have evolved to reflect this.


Open call for 2018 deadline for applications Tuesday 14 November 2016.

Online applications only via here for sculpure and here for digital media.

The primary focus of the Sculpture and Digital media awards is for artists, emerging or established, to develop their practice.
Having an awareness of our facilities, resources and programme is helpful to artists making an application. Applicants will find relevant information on the FSAS website at
February - October 2018
We are looking for artists who want to experiment with new materials and / or access the particular facilities of the sculpture workshop.
This award offers full time access to a bay in the sculpture workshop.
The duration of the award varies from two months, three months and four months.
A monthly stipend of €150 will be contributed.
Support will be provided by our workshop staff, alongside our curatorial and administrative team.
For a full list of sculpture workshop equipment go to
February - November 2018
This award offers scheduled access to Fire Station’s Digital Media Centre. The duration of the award varies from two months to three months. 
We are looking for artists who want to access the particular facilities and resources of Digital Media Centre, experiment with or develop their digital media skills.
A monthly stipend of €150 will be contributed. 
Access can be scheduled to avail of digital media equipment and edit suites.
Support will be provided by our digital media staff, alongside our curatorial and administrative team.
Closing date for applications: 14th November 2017
Application accepted online only: 
Email enquiries: 
Telephone enquiries: 01 8069010

Awardees 2017 Sculpture workshop: Aine McBride, Adam Gibney, Mark Clare and Doireann Ni Ghrioghair

Awardees 2016 Sculpture workshop: Ali Kirby, Aoibheann Grennan, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Cliodhna Timoney, Sofie Loscher and Tanad Williams.

Digital Media: David Fagan, Hannah Fitz, Anna McLeod, Ann Maria Healy and Vanessa Daws.

Awardees 2015 Sculpture workshop: Ella de Burca, Sibyl Montague, Maedhbh O Connor, Kathyrn Maguire. Eduard Ruane and Marie Farrrington.

Digital Media: Fiona Marron, Renee Browne & Avril Coroon, Fiona Reilly and Jonathon Sammon.

See how our previous Digital Media Awardees got on here on our Digital Media Award blog.

For an insight into how other artists have used this award, take a look here.