Apply for a Studio

Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers living and working spaces for visual artists, as well as workshop and digital media facilities.

FSAS Open Call 2020/21 is now closed. Our Open call will reopen in 2022


Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) offers city centre, subsidised, live/work, residential studios for professional visual artists. The studios are let for a period of two years nine months.

Our subsidised rents includes utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access, and site security. Residents can access our facilities in the digital media centre and sculpture workshop at reduced rates.

This is a competitive selection process. Our selection panel includes: FSAS representatives, an external curator and an independent artist.

Full details on eligibility, residency rental rates, application procedure and FAQ’s can be found on our website

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The Application process

Your application should include:

  • A covering letter

  • A current CV (3 pages max)

  • documentation of your work (Jpeg images and web showreels)

  • Residency work plan

  • Artist statement

  • An image list

A selection committee reviews your application and makes recommendations to our board. The selection committee bases its decision solely on what you provide.

International artists, with a demonstrable connection to Ireland, are welcome to apply

Applications from those who have previously been awarded and taken up residency at Fire Station will not be considered.

The Covering Letter and the workplan

Tell us, in detail, how you hope to use the studio, e.g. to work on a commission, to prepare for an exhibition. Tell us why you need residential space specifically.

Please include a work plan, giving details of a start date, what materials and processes you use and any other requirements you have, such as wheelchair access. This will help us provide you with the most suitable space.

The CV and Documentation

Send us an up-to-date CV (3 pages max) including contact details and any of the following documentation:

  • Up to six still images (Jpeg files only which must be less than 1MB each)

  • Video showreel: web address (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) of up to 6 minutes of footage.

  • sound files



Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure technical compatibility of all application documentation transferred. 

In 2019 we awarded residencies to:

Katie WatchornAine McBrideCecilia BulloMarcel Vidal

In 2018 we awarded residencies to:

Alan James BurnsVanessa DawsLaura FitzgeraldKevin GaffneyAnn Maria HealyFrederic HuskaPatrick GrahamRuth E. LyonsFiona ReillySuzanne WalshÁine McBride and Marie Farrington