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FSAS Residency awards 2022: Open Call for 3 x Short term residencies

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 18 July 2022 5pm

Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) is pleased to announce 3 short-term residential awards. FSAS offers subsidised, live/work, residential studios for professional visual artists in Dublin city centre. The three residencies are offered from 8th September 2022 for a period of 6 months.

The studios available are Studio 5 (30m2, €411/month), Studio 6 (30m2, €411/month) and Studio 8 (63m2, €606/month). These monthly rates are highly subsidised and include utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access, use of the digital media area and curatorial support, as well as subsidised access to our workspaces & equipment.

The artists who are awarded these short-term residencies will be eligible to apply for our longer-term residencies in the future, but will be offered a shorter lease taking into account the length of this residency.

Please note that the following are not eligible to apply to our Residencies:

-  students (including those taking full-time and part-time MA and PhD courses)

- artists who have previously taken up residency at Fire Station 

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

This is a competitive selection process. Selection panel includes: Fire Station representatives, external curator and an independent artist. Applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by end of August. We regret that we are not in a position this time to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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

Please read for details on preparing your application. Apply with all documents in a single email to apply@firestation.ie by Monday 18 July 2022 5pm. 

Please check our website for studio information and residency rental ratesapplication procedure and FAQ’s.
 
Contact artadmin@firestation.ie for any additional enquiries.

 

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 students (including those taking full-time and part-time MA and PhD courses) and 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, to create new work. 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 2021 we awarded residencies to:

Mieke Vanmechelen

In 2020 we awarded residencies to:

Cliodhna Timoney, Michelle Doyle, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

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

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