Black Church Print Studio

General information

Brief 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 centre, it was established in 1982 as a non-profit organisation 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 giclée 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 and administrative support, and digital support.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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 2018.


•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.
•This year’s Residency is scheduled for a single four-week term in July 2018.
•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.
Digital images can be submitted on CDROM (Mac compatible) or by email.
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: Monday 5pm, 27 February 2018

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

depends on what accomodation is secured.

Grants available

This residency includes accommodation. Grants are not offered by Black Church Print Studio. Artists are free to apply for Travel Grants themselves and Black Church Print Studio will support any such applications as best as possible.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


UrbanDublin City Center

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

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.

By plane

There are buses to Dublin City from Dublin Airport. Travel time: 25 mins approx.

By car

Black Church Print Studio is located in Temple Bar which is a cultural quarter in the hearth of Dublin City.

Nearest airport


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Contact information

Black Church Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
Dublin 2 Dublin

Phone: 00353 1 6773629

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