Announcing the recipient of the inaugural Sean & Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award

23 November, 2023

Fire Station Artists’ Studios has operated from it’s Dublin 1 base since 1993, turning a decommissioned fire station into a place that for 30 years has welcomed Ireland’s artists, providing home and hearth with live/work apartments, resources for making art, welcoming international artists and being part of Dublin’s creative community, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

It is with great pride in celebrating 30 years of operation, FSAS announces Alisha Doody as the inaugural awardee of The Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award for a Socially Engaged Practice, a fully funded 6-month residency.

This new award, the first of its kind awarded by Fire Station Artists’ Studios, is funded by the generosity of Irish patrons of the Arts, the late Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy. Thanks to the generosity of two of Ireland’s most active patrons of Arts in their lifetimes and in their legacy, this is the first award in a three-year commitment over which time several artists will be supported in their practice. Providing accommodation and covering all expenses as well as a stipend, the residency is designed to support Visual Art practices that are collaborative and participatory, as well as marking 30 years of FSAS commitment to the neighbourhood.

About the artist
Alisha Doody is a socially engaged visual artist whose work combines solo and collaborative research methodologies. Through photography, moving images, and installation, her work explores the role of mentorship and history regarding identity development specifically within the LGBTQI+ community. Recent awards include Arts Participation Bursary Award 2022, Fire Station Digital Media Bursary Award 2022, Next Generation Artist Award 2021 and the Artist in the Community Research and Development Award 2020. 

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