The board and staff at Fire Station Artists’ Studios believe in a policy of reviewing and updating our strategic plan on a regular basis. This keeps us focused and allows us to evolve while remaining connected with all our stakeholders.
Strategic plans guide the staff and board in bringing the organisation forward each year in each area of support for professional visual artists.
Read FSAS Strategic plan 2022-27 here
Our mission is to enable visual artists (emerging and established) to develop their practice with quality and integrity, through the provision of affordable residential and studio spaces. Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) provides a range of workshop and production facilities together with skills development opportunities, including sculpture, digital and curatorial. The combination of which is unique to the island of Ireland.
FSAS is located in Dublin’s north inner city and collaborates with a range of local, national and international partners.
We are committed to strengthening and sustaining residential and production spaces for artists who are at critical points in their career; artists who wish to research and develop their practice in an innovative environment that encourages inquiry and experimentation; in addition to artists coming from diverse backgrounds and training.
We believe that affordable living and work spaces play a central part in the professional development and wellbeing of artists. FSAS provides a variety of residency programmes to accommodate and cater for the diverse needs of artists. We endeavour to do so through practices of care and collaboration, cultivating a sense of belonging that is underpinned by principles of safety, dignity, independence, privacy, and communication developed for the 21st century.
We value the historical, social and cultural richness of Dublin’s north inner city (which is undergoing substantial change and development), where FSAS is located. We recognise the potential for exchange and collaboration with our near neighbours. We are committed to public programmes and creative initiatives that are nurtured through conversations with communities of interest and place in the surrounding neighbourhood and internationally with a commitment to socially engaged art practice.