Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Artist Residency Award

Open Call | Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Artist Residency Award





by Keelin Murray
Published: March 4, 2020 (2 weeks ago)



Residencies & Studio Exchange


Deadline 6th April

Accommodation Included

Address : Fire Station Artists' Studios, 9 - 12 Buckingham Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin 1


Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios invite expressions of interest (by 6th April) from collaborative artists with migrant and minority ethnic backgrounds that are based in the Republic of Ireland, for a four week residency award at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), situated in Dublin’s City Centre.


The Residency will run during the month of June (2 – 26 June), incorporating International Refugee week (17 – 23 June 2020), offering opportunities for development of practice, discussion, networking, and learning.


The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. This residency opportunity is offered through a partnership between Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios. It aims to support an artist from a migrant and minority ethnic background to develop their collaborative and socially engaged arts practice.


About the award

This award seeks to support cultural diversity in collaborative artistic practice in Ireland in the Visual Arts. It seeks to:

  • provide a platform for the selected artist to develop and/or consolidate their collaborative arts practice
  • support the selected artist to network and engage with the wider field of collaborative and socially engaged arts

What the award offers

The award offers accommodation for artist at FSAS.  The allocated space is not suitable for more than one person as a live/work space.  As a residential provider, accommodation in FSAS is the major part of the award and taking this element up is both a condition of the award and its major advantage.  Accommodation at FSAS includes a studio space with an open plan kitchen/living area, a partitioned off bedroom, and a private bathroom. This is not a wet space but has capacity for desk based work. Access to the facilities at FSAS is possible (subject to availability), this includes sculpture facilities, digital media resources, and curatorial advice or a combination of these elements.


This is not a production residency and while these facilities are available, it is important to see that this is a learning and research opportunity.  Residency at FSAS allows the awardee to connect with Dublin city and other practitioners for dialogue and networking.


A stipend is offered and agreed expenses covered. The successful applicant will meet both Create and FSAS ahead of the residency in an initial development phase over one to two days to discuss in more detail how the opportunity can be best tailored to the artist’s needs, vis a vis space, additional supports and logistics in terms of travel and accommodation.


This is an opportunity to get to know Dublin as a city and to connect with visual artists working and residing there.


Specific Criteria

Who is eligible? - Any artist based in the Republic of Ireland who is from a migrant and minority ethnic background, refugees and applicants for international protection - living in direct provision or other accommodation. - Applicants for International Protection must have an up to date Temporary Residence Certificate. - Artists whose work lies in the field of the Visual Arts & Collaborative Socially Engaged Practice. Visual arts include a range of media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, live art / performance, film, video or other digital imaging media. 1 Collaborative, socially engaged art is expansive. It involves artists and communities working closely together, often over extended periods of time, to make art. By facilitating wider participation, collaborative art expands and diversifies public engagement with the arts, enriching its contribution to society. Who is not eligible? Previous recipients of the Artist in the Community Scheme Artist Residency Award.





06 Apr 2020

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