Studio Membership

Open Call | Deadline: 21 Mar 2018

Full-time Membership

Full-time Member Artists are keyholders, and have 24-hour access to the Studio facilities. New membership applications are accessed twice a year in Spring and Autumn. The selection panel comprises of one Board Member, David McGinn (Technical Manager) and Naomi Sex (Independent Assessor).


Membership Benefits:

- Unlimited studio access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as a keyholder
- Storage: planchest drawer & press
- Studio shop (discounted art materials)
- Opportunity to submit to BCPS exhibitions and projects
- Discounts on BCPS classes, workshops, digital printing
- Inclusion on Studio website
- Information about exhibitions, opportunities and activities
- Opportunity to be part of a community of printmakers


Full members will be asked to contribute 2 prints per year to the BCPS; one for the Archive collection and one for Fundraising.

Application procedure:

To be considered for full-time studio membership applicants must present the following:

- Completed Application Form (available here)

- A strong, cohesive portfolio of original artwork (min 8). Technical proficiency in at least one print medium. Digital submissions are preferable, but should be limited in size, 2MB per image and a max of 12 images, showing development of concepts and ideas as well as technical proficiency in the chosen print medium.

- Recent CV

- Artist's Statement

Annual Fee: €520

Overseas / Country Membership also available - please contact the General Manager for further details


Recent Graduate Membership Option

Five additional Membership places have been made available for recent graduates. If you have graduated from a Fine Art degree within the last 2 years, you are eligible for this new discounted category of Membership. Discounted Rate: €300 per annum. A new graduate member has all the rights and privileges of regular Full Membership. Valid for 12 months only. There is an option to join as full Member at the end of the 12 months. Standard portfolio application procedure applies. Applications for Membership are accepted twice annually, in Spring and Autumn.

Full details are included above under Full Membership


Annual Fee: €300