The Cultural Dialogues: Irish-International Residency is currently on hiatus, We will reopen for applications in 2017….. watch this space!


Residency Methodology

Since 2007 MART has sought to create opportunities, by conceiving creative platforms to support artists from all stages of their careers to test new ground. Projects include the Non Zero Sum Art Games (2013), a model of collaborative working and stance of solidarity between artists in the context of economic crisis; and Project Space, a temporary studio, exhibition model and professional development opportunity.

With extensive projects internationally supported by Culture Ireland, social and cultural exchange is at the core of the MART ethos: harnessed as a transformative force in their curatorial model as a method of questioning assumptions and driving process

Irish-International Residency 

The Irish-International Residency at MART, Dublin seeks to manifest these conditions in the Irish context. In a fluid model, Irish artists are resident in the space, and interact with visiting international artists. Borrowing from pedagogic models MART institutes models of peer support and collaboration as means to support the professional development of artists.

This will take the form of peer critique and reviews. At times debates are also opened to the wider studio network and public and framed through thematic concerns.

Selected Irish-based artists will occupy the MART Residency Space for 6 Months. During this time they will share the space with a rotating programme of International artists who can be resident for periods of 1 week to 1 month.

This is an exciting opportunity for both long and short term residencies that provides artists with time space and support to think, take-risks and develop their practice.

Who Can Apply

Selected artists will be those whose practice is progressive and contemporary in nature.

We welcome proposals from artists working in all disciplines, but we are particularly keen to support performance art, new media, interdisciplinary and socially and politically engaged practices.

We also welcome curators and writers who would like to engage with contemporary artists.

This opportunity is open to emerging and established artists. Selected artists will be those whose practice is progressive and contemporary in nature, and its suitability to thrive in the context of MART and its curatorial framework.

We encourage artists to read about the type of work that we support in our mission statement before applying.

Residency Space 


Newly converted stables situated in the heart of Rathmines, and alongside the iconic MART Firestation Gallery and Studios. Residents will be able to benefit from the central location and MART’s established reputation in the Dublin art scene, and internationally. The workspace is 6×6 meters, with large double barn doors, and access to kitchenette area.

The MART Curators:

Facilitated and supported by the MART Curators Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin and Dr. Katherine Nolan and their international experience with a wide range of artistic practices and approaches. We have previously supported developmental opportunities and exhibitions for artists in the UK, Norway, Germany, Slovakia, Portugal, Greece, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Japan.

Supporting your residency

We are happy to assist artists who wish to apply for funding to undertake residencies, by providing letters of support.

Irish based artists might consider applying to the Arts Council,  Local City or Regional Council funding schemes.

International Artists can find information on Funding Sources for their country or region here.