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FSAS 2024 Awards Open Call

We have 3 new award opportunities now open and welcoming applications; FSAS 2024 Residential Award, The Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award: for a Socially Engaged Artist and Day Studio Residencies.

FSAS 2024 Residential Award
Fire Station Artists’ Studios has provided live / work studios, sculpture and digital media production resources as well as curatorial opportunities for Visual Artists in Dublin’s city centre for over 30 years.

  • 1 Residency for 1 year (Studio 5 from June 2024, €452/month including bills)

The Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award: for a Socially Engaged Artist
Applications are now open for our fully funded 6-month residency, with a monthly stipend. This award has been developed thanks to the generosity of Irish patrons of the Arts, the late Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy, the second award in a three-year commitment to this residency award.

Applicants must be full-time practising artists with a socially engaged practice, with projects and exhibition profiles. 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.

FSAS 2024 Day Studio Residencies
FSAS announces the availability of 2 x day studio spaces for short term let in its Dublin City Centre location from June 2024.

The Day Studios are available for a period of 1 year and are suitable for visual artists who have projects to complete and are working to deadlines.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, Applicants must be full time practising artists, with projects and exhibition profiles.

  • Artists who have been awarded a residency at FSAS previously are ineligible to apply;
  • International artists with a demonstrable connection to Ireland are welcome to apply;
  • Artists undertaking an MA or a PhD (full time or part time) are not eligible to apply.

Applying:

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

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Late applications will not be considered. Please note that, due to volume of applicants, feedback cannot be given.

Send your application to apply@firestation.ie with the title of the award you are applying to.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 22 March 2024 at 5pm

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

For any queries, email artadmin@firestation.ie or phone +353 1 8069010

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 apply@firestation.ie and be received by us by the stated deadline.

Please check our FAQs or contact artadmin@firestation.ie 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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