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OPEN CALL FSAS Residency Awards 2023/24 – CLOSED

FSAS is pleased to launch an Open Call for applications for 3 Residential Awards + our inaugural Sean and Rosemary Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Awards.

Supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council for 30 years, FSAS continues to offer highly subsidised live/work residential studios for professional Visual Artists in Dublin city centre, at a time when city living is challenging.

There are 3 residential awards in late 2023, early 2024, open to all visual artists:

–         1 residency for 3 years (Studio 7 from November 2023, €690/month incl. bills)

–         1 residency for 2 years (Studio 9 from February 2024, €643/month incl. bills)

–         1 residency for 1 year (Studio 1 from February 2024, €443/month incl. bills)

These residency awards are aimed at artists in any medium who can demonstrate that a period of 1, 2 or 3 years in FSAS will benefit their practice. To be eligible, applicants must be full time practising artists, with projects and exhibition profiles.

Please note that if your answers to the questions below are YES, you are ineligible to apply:

  • Are you taking a full time or part time MA or PhD course?
  • Have you previously been awarded a Residency at FSAS?

Please read our application preparation list below and our FAQs before making your application.

Apply with all documents in a single PDF to marking your application: Application for FSAS Residential Awards

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 14 July 2023 at 5pm

For any queries, email or phone +353 1 8069010


The Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award: for a Socially Engaged Artist – CLOSED

This award marks the 30th anniversary of FSAS as a key studio provider in Ireland’s artistic ecology. It is with enormous pride that a fully funded residency, with a monthly stipend, for 6 months is offered, thanks to the generosity of Irish patrons of the Arts, the late Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy, the first in a three-year commitment to this residency award.

FSAS has a strong commitment to community engagement and is proud of its Dublin 1 heritage and neighbourhood.  This commitment is emphasised by this first Sean & Rosemarie Mulcahy Award focussing on Socially Engaged practice.

A socially engaged practice is understood to mean an artist whose work entails collaborative and participatory projects that engage with communities. A developed practice and methodology in this must be demonstrated in applications, outlining projects that have clear and sustained engagement or intention to embed enquiries in communities.

This residency entails:

  • 1 Residency for 6 months (Studio 6, from September 2023)
  • All bills will be covered including rent
  • A monthly stipend will be offered

Applicants must be full time practising artists, with projects and exhibition profiles.

In a single PDF, please outline of current projects and why this residential award would benefit your practice in a cover letter, an artist statement, and a comprehensive CV with 3 images / elements of documentation.

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

If you are applying for this award, send it to  marking your application: Application for FSAS Sean & Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award

Applying to our Residential Awards

Your application to our Residential Awards should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A Residency work plan
  • An artist statement
  • A current CV
  • documentation of your work with an image/works list (see below)

This is a highly competitive selection process through panel selection, comprised of FSAS representatives, external curator and an independent artist.

Please note that the selection committee bases its decision solely on the information you provide. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the technical compatibility of all application documentation transmitted. Late applications will not be considered.

If you are answering the Open Call Residential Awards, please indicate which duration you wish to apply for.  However FSAS reserves the right to offer a residency which may not be the duration of  your first choice.

International artists with a demonstrable connection to Ireland are welcome to apply providing that compliance with the above exclusions pertains.

The covering letter and work plan

Please tell us in detail how you hope to use the studio. This might include working on a commission, preparing for an exhibition, developing a body of work, or doing research. It is important to make clear specifically why you need residential space.

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


Your CV and documentation

Send us an up-to-date CV (3 pages maximum) including your contact details and any of the following documentation with an image/works list:

  • Up to six still images (Jpeg files only, which must be less than 1MB each)
  • Up to 3 video showreels: web address (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) of up to 6 minutes of footage.
  • Up to 3 sound files

Your application should be in a single PDF to and be received by us by the stated deadline.

Please check our FAQs or contact if you have any additional queries.

We regret that, due to the volume of applicants, feedback cannot be given.

The Digital Media Award gave me the opportunity and taught me the skills to work in video which was an entirely new medium for me. Through the tutorial sessions and getting access to equipment at Fire Station, I was able to make work that opened up a whole new realm of my arts practice.

Isadora Epstein - Practice Awardee 2021

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