Black Church Print Studio

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Name of Residency: Black Church International Artist in Residence Programme

The Black Church Print Studio would like to invite international artists actively engaged or informed by contemporary printmaking practice to apply for a four-week residency at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, to take place in July 2020.


  • Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.
  • Selected participants in this programme will receive accommodation, basic materials, studio equipment & facilities usage and technical and administrative support.
  • Artists will have access to etching, lithography, screen, relief presses, and to multi-media and digital equipment.
  • Travel and material costs are the responsibility of the participating artist.
  • The successful resident will be asked to complete two editions of works during his/her residency and donate two prints from each to the Studio (one for the Archive Collection and one for fundraising).
  • The Resident artists will be required to give a demonstration and seminar during his/her residency.

Applicants must be practicing Printmakers. Irish residents are not eligible.

1. Completed Application Form. Download from
2. Up-to-date CV
3. A proposal of work to be achieved throughout the residency.
4. A maximum of 10 images of works, representing a cohesive overview of current work.
5. Images should be clearly numbered and accompany a corresponding list of images, including title, date, medium and dimensions where applicable.
6. €20.00 processing fee, payable via

DEADLINE: Fri. 5pm, 7 February 2020

Residency Programme since: 2008
Description of Organisation:


Black Church Print Studio is an artistic collective and one of the leading contemporary fine art print studios in Ireland. Located in the heart of Dublin’s city center, it was established in 1982 as a non-profit organization and is grant-aided by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

The Studio provides fully equipped facilities for etching, photo-intaglio, screen-printing, lithography, relief and digital printing. It aims to expand the boundaries of printmaking by embracing new, innovative processes. Approximately two-hundred artists use the Studio workshop annually through its various access, education, and outreach programmes. In addition it runs an exhibition, artist-in-residence and peer critique programme to support the professional development of its Members.

Black Church Print Studio provides a friendly professional environment with full-time technical, administrative and digital support.

Organisation founded in: 1982
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes – Part of National Print Studio Network
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Dublin
    Nearest Train Station: Connolly Station and Heuston Station
    How to reach by plane: There are buses to Dublin City from Dublin Airport. Travel time: 25 mins approx.
    How to reach by train: Heuston Station and Connolly Station are both located in Dublin city and Black Church Print Studio is within walking distance of both.
    How to reach by car: Black Church Print Studio is located in Temple Bar which is a cultural quarter in the hearth of Dublin City.
    Street & Number: 4 Temple Bar
    Postal Code: D02 YK53
    City: Dublin
    Country long: Ireland
    4 Temple Bar
    Dublin D02 YK53 IRL
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