Open Call: DCU Visual Artists in Residence in collaboration with FSAS

15 May, 2024

In 2019, DCU established two Visual Artists in Residence opportunities on All Hallows campus in collaboration with the Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS)

Selected visual artists are given access to a studio space in DCU All Hallows Campus for a period of 12 months. Each studio measures 3m x 5m and is located in the historic surrounds of Drumcondra House.  While there is running water in the studio, it is unlikely to be suitable for wet processes.  The studios are ideal for computer work, research work and/or base, making on a small scale and process driven work.  The two studios are located beside each other. Each studio is accessible during DCU’s opening hours (Monday to Saturday 8am until 9pm). The two selected visual artists will work at their own pace, in a stimulating environment.

Who can apply?

  • Professional visual artists, with a demonstrable track record of active engagement in the Visual Arts sector (see below).
  • Artists who want to build working relationships or lasting connections at DCU.
  • Artists working in any medium including but not limited to: photography; painting; installation; socially engaged practice; digital media and video. The two studios are small in size, and not suitable for large sculptural projects or large painting.

Artists who wish to apply for this residency, should submit the following on one PDF document:

  • A cover letter detailing the applicant’s interest in this residency, proposing your project for the allocated residency period, and how being within the DCU community would benefit your practice. The letter should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum three pages)
  • Supporting documentation, including details of at least 2 projects undertaken during the past five years.
  • High quality captioned images (up to 5), video or audio files should be submitted through links to relevant website e.g. youtube, vimeo – please ensure your links work well.
  • Please send the application in one PDF document. Do not send images as separate attachments or the application will not be reviewed by the panel.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Friday 14th June .

Applications should be marked ‘DCU Residency Application’ and emailed (in one pdf file) to

More information on the Open Call can be found at DCU’s website here. 

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