Dublin’s unique residential arts studios celebrate their 20th anniversary this November. The Fire Station Artists’ Studios have to date been home to over 80 artists including Sean Hillen, Corban Walker, Alice Maher, Jesse Jones and Patrick Graham, and have supported over 100 artists annually.

Located in north east inner city Dublin, the studios were established in 1993, and are taking this opportunity to celebrate both the facilities that they offer and their artists, past and present.

Fire Station is a unique facility currently offering 8 subsidised combined living and working studios for Irish and international artists, large scale sculpture workshop facilities and training opportunities for artists. Artists go through a highly competitive selection process to be awarded a residency, and if successful may stay up to 2 years and 9 months.

To mark the 20 years, Near FM will be broadcasting a special half hour feature as part of this coming Tuesday’s Arts Show (26th of November 7-8pm).

We’ll be speaking to director Clodagh Kenny, current residential artists Dominic Thorpe and Maria McKinney , and previous resident and current board member Alan Phelan .

The feature will be broadcast in the 2nd half of the arts show from 7.30 -8pm.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council.

For further information:

Fire Station Artists’ Studios
9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: 01 855 6735