Arts and Disability

Fire Station Artists' Studios is committed to supporting visual artists with a disability

Studio Visit

Arts & Disability Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios celebrate over 10 years supporting visual artists with disabilities together this year. The partnership has included an exhibition and seminar called ‘A Different Republic’ at The LAB Gallery, 4 Studio Awards, 2 Digital Media Awards, 4 publications, 7 artists and 7 mentors participated in our Mentoring Programme, and a seminar called ‘Pathways to Practice’ at the Glucksman Gallery.

ADI and FSAS have gathered a panel of curators who will participate in studio visits with up to 8 visual artists with disabilities in 2020. The panel of curators will take part in Disability Equality Training and participate in up to two studio visits each.

Mentoring Programme

Fire Station, in partnership with Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI) introduced a mentoring programme for artists with a disability in 2014.

Studio Award for an Artist with a Disability (2008-2012)

In 2008-2012 Fire Station, with ADI, programmed the ‘Studio Award for an artist with a disability’. The aim of this residency award was to support the professional career development of disabled visual artists whose practice is innovative and ambitious. Click here for further information on this award and the selected artists.

Digital Media Award for an Artist with a Disability (2008-2010)

This award was set up to support the professional career development of visual artists with a disability.