International Residency

Black Church Print Studio International Residency in partnership with IMMA



Deadline: 12 Mar, 2020.


Download Application Form 2020

Link to Pay 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 November 2020. This residency is supported by an IMMA Production Residency Partnership which will accommodate the awardee onsite at one of Irelands most significant contemporary arts organisations. This award offers a unique experience at two culturally embedded sites within Dublin City offering greater insights and immersion into the Irish Art scene.


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. Our partnership with the IMMA Production Residency programme allows expanded connections with other cultural practitioners on residency at IMMA.

• Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.
• Selected participants in this programme will receive accommodation located on the grounds of IMMA, basic materials, studio equipment and facilities usage and technical and administrative support.
• Artists will have access to etching, lithography, screen printing 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 (November).
• 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.



Applications should be submitted by email only to and total size of email should be no larger than 20MB. Subject: BCPS International Residency.  Please include:
• Completed Application Form (Download Application Form 2020)
• CV including recent exhibition history and bibliographic information
• A proposal of work to be achieved throughout the residency (with accompanying work-plan)

• A maximum of 10 images of works, representing a cohesive overview of current work. Images should be clearly numbered and accompany a corresponding list of images, including title, date, medium and dimensions where applicable.

• €20 Processing Fee. (Link to Pay Fee)


All applications will be placed before a selection panel comprising a Board Director, the Studio Technical Manager and a representative from IMMA. 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 the submissions received in 2019 BCPS also offered 2 runner-up prizes (3-wk full studio access).


Testimonials from Previous Recipients