2024 Sean and Rosemarie Mulcahy Visual Arts Residency Award: for a Socially Engaged Artist

29 January, 2024

Applications are now open for this fully funded 6-month residency, with a monthly stipend in 2024. 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.

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. The inaugural awardee was Alisha Doody, you can find out more about Alisha’s practice here.

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.


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.


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 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 or phone +353 1 8069010

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