Apply for a Studio

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

In 2018 we awarded residencies to:

Alan James BurnsVanessa DawsLaura FitzgeraldKevin GaffneyAnn Maria HealyFrederic HuskaPatrick GrahamRuth E. LyonsFiona O'ReillySuzanne Walsh


Our Open Call is curently closed.

Applications are accepted via our online system during Open Calls

Your application should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A current CV (3 pages max) and 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 and shorter term residencies might be considered. Applications from those who have previously been awarded and taken up residency at Fire Station will not be considered.

The Covering Letter

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.

Tell us for how long you will need your studio. This call, we let out studios for between 1 year and 1 years, 10 months. If you need a studio for more than one year, we will review your progress after your first year.

Please outline your studio / date preference if you have one.

The CV and Documentation

Include a work plan, giving details of 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.

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

  • 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.

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