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Fire Station Artists’ Studios residencies provide artists with subsidised self-contained, secure living and working spaces in Dublin city.

Applications for FSAS residencies are part of a competitive selection process and are invited through our Open Call only. Please subscribe for our newsletter or follow us on social media channels to hear of the calls as they are released.

Our studios are offered to successful applicants at subsidised rates for a maximum period of two years and nine months. These monthly rates include utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access and site security.

Please note that the following are not eligible to apply for residencies:
– students (including those taking full-time and part-time MA and PhD courses)
– artists who have previously taken up residency at Fire Station Artists’ Studios

International artists with a demonstrable connection to Ireland and a commitment to completion of the residency are welcome to apply.

Our selection panel includes FSAS representatives, an external curator and an independent artist. Please note that the selection committee bases its decision solely on the information provided. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the technical compatibility of all application documentation that is transmitted. Late applications will not be considered.

The application process

Your application should include:

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

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 email to artadmin@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.

Testimonial

I spent just over 3 years at Fire Station Artists' studios. Living in Dublin City Centre as an emerging artist would have been impossible for me, only for places like the Fire Station being in existence. Being centrally located for three formative years allowed me to build relationships with artists, curators, and peers.

Laura Fitzgerald, Fire Station Artists' Studio Resident, 2018 - 2020

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