The Irish Museum of Modern Art / IMMA

Name of Residency: IMMA Residency

Bringing Irish and International practices together, the IMMA residency programme aims to generate a fresh creative space for participants at a crucial point in their career – whether emerging or established art professionals. The Residency provides access to the museum’s audience and resources, and allows for participants to leave IMMA with expanded possibilities, new networks and work.

Residents are welcomed to propose the dissemination of their art practice through various contexts that come to light during time spent at IMMA.

Participate in the Residency Programme work in a designated studio spaces, and receive separate complementary accommodation in either a communal house, or in one of our three self-contained apartments, all of which are located on site.

Residency Programme since: 1994
Description of Organisation:

IMMA’s residency provides opportunities for national and international artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals to research and develop their practices onsite at the Museum.

The programme is housed and mentored onsite at IMMA, presenting a symbiotic relationship with the museum and its activities. The residency supports the development of contemporary visual art practices, research and dialogue. It supports both emerging and established practitioners, working in a variety of formats, and is programmed through open and invited strands of programming.

IMMA’s Collection, Exhibitions and Engagement & Learning Programmes, fellow residents, the historical location at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham and IMMA’s proximity to the vibrant cultural city of Dublin, all provide a dynamic starting point for participants to push the boundaries of studio practices and new avenues of visual arts research.

Organisation founded in: 1992
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Life at the museum
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes, opprotunities are available to connect with staff, national & international curators, open studios, workshops and public facing events
    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): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): 500 euro per month per international practice
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Think outside the box
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Gardening
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Dublin Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Heuston Station
    How to reach by plane: anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour by car/bus from the airport depending on traffic.
    How to reach by train: 5 minutes walking from Dublin’s main train station, Heuston Station. 15 minutes from Heuston to Dublin city centre via bus or the Luas (tram line)
    How to reach by car: 10 minutes from city centre by car, 20 – 25 minutes walking
    Street & Number: IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin 8
    Postal Code: D08 FW31
    City: Dublin
    IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin 8
    Dublin D08 FW31 IRL
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