International Curator Residency

Open Call for Curator Residencies

In 2018 we awarded residencies to:

Marek Wolynski, Allison Peters Quinn, Herb Shellenberg, Anneka French, Jade French, Ana Garcia Alarcon, Kris Dittel, Kirsty White,

Behzad Nejadghanbar, Denis Maksimov, Lauren Leving, Carolina Lio, Emma Braso


In 2017 we awarded residencies to:

Anna Bitkina / Maria Veits, TOK Collective, Alessandra Cianetti,

Jussi Koitela, Benjamin Fallon, Gatien DuBois, Gina Buenfeld, Rana Ozturk, Rosie Hermon, Georgia Muenster and  Allison Peters Quinn


What does the Fire Station Artists’ Studio residency offer visiting international curators?

  • A combined live and work studio that is located in Dublin’s historic north inner city centre. Images of the studio can be seen here:
  • A €200 award towards subsistence
  • Access to our facilities including: the digital media resource centre, equipment, meeting room, reading area. For a full list of facilities
  • We prefer for visiting curators to create their own time-table of studio visits with our resident artists and other cultural practitioners to suit their own patterns. This can be done in advance, particularly if the visiting curator opts for a shorter stay. We are also available to offer structured support in the form of introductions to artists, art institutions, curators, galleries in Dublin city and nationwide on a case by case basis as needed.

What does the visiting need to do during their stay here?

  • All of our international curators are invited to do a short public talk here in our Project Space. Curators can opt to do this at the beginning of their stay as it’s a helpful way of meeting residents and/ or invite practitioners from Dublin and beyond to come and hear about their practice. Alternatively it can be a good way to round up a stay here.
  • We request that the visiting curator take part in a number of studio visits with Fire Station artists.
  • At the end of the stay we request each curator to write a brief report for our own evaluation purposes so that we can continue to refine our awarded residency programme.

Applications for 2019 International Curator Residencies will reopen in late 2018.