International Residency

2020 Open Call for Submission

DEADLINE: 12 March, 2020


BCPS Application Form 2020

IAR Submission Fee: €20


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 in Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, to take place in 2020.




BCPS International Artist-in-Residence programme was established to facilitate contemporary artistic practice in the Studio and to further the professional development of artists. It enables the creation and production of new work, fosters an exchange of ideas and influences and encourages the sharing of expertise.


• Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.
• Selected participants in this programme will receive accommodation, basic materials, studio equipment and facilities usage and technical and administrative support.
• Artists will have access to etching, lithography, screenprinting and 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 2020 (flexible - dates to be agreed).
• The successful resident will be asked to complete two editions of works completed during his/her residency and donate two prints from each to the Studio, one for the Archive Collection and one for fundraising.
• The resident artist will be required to give a demonstration and seminar during his/her residency.


All applications will be placed before a selection panel comprising a sub-committee of the Board and the Studio Technical Manager. The selection panel will give consideration to the proposal, quality of work and CV/experience.


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


12 March, 2020.


All applicants will generally be notified within six weeks of application deadline.


Hazel Burke, General Manager, Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 677 3629 | |



Black Church Print Studio is an official Member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of artist residencies.

2019 Artist In Residence Winners


First Prize: Yogesh Ramkrishna


''BCPS Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for young practitioner like me. Resident has access to world-class facilities and studio time, free environment and discussions within the members which opens the space for new learning's, cultural exchange and understanding the art world in Ireland. Along with studios alive and energetic, beautiful location at the heart of the Dublin city, studio allows me to take risks and pursue new projects, learn new methodologies and mediums to explore my ideas. This Residency-Program has impacted the trajectory of my artist practice and introduced me to new methods of making.''

Runner Up: An Gee Chan

Runner Up: David Wischer


Due to the high quality of submissions received in Black Church Print Studio expanded the current Annual International Artist-in-Residence award to include 2 runner-up prizes (3-wk full studio access).


Testimonials from Previous Recipients