Student Awards

Black Church Print Studio offers three Graduate Awards annually to students of Fine Art Third Level colleges specialising in print. Participating colleges include Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology and the National College of Art & Design. It also offers one National Undergraduate Award which is open nationally to students of Fine Art Third Level colleges specialising in print.


The Black Church Print Studio Graduate Awards are vital to the continuance of the Studio by fostering young talent emerging from colleges in Ireland today.


Black Church Print Studio
Graduate Awards 2019

1st Prize: John Kelly RHA (1932-2006) Award. Recipient of one year's Full-time Membership at Black Church Print Studio and a materials stipend (supported by K&M Evans, Art supply shop).


1st Runner Up: Recipient of one year's 'Extended Access'. Recipient receives 15 days Studio Access and a materials stipend (supported by K&M Evans, Art supply shop).


2nd Runner Up: Education Award. Recipient receives a free pass to any of our Printmaking Courses or 5 days 'Temporary Access'.


Technical guidance and administrative support is also included. The selection process takes place at the Graduate shows in May/June each year. Our selection panel consists of three Board Members in conjunction with the Department Heads of the participating colleges.


2019 BCPS Graduate Award Poster (PDF)


Black Church Cabinet Award 2019

Open to undergraduates

Deadline: Closed


Every year, Black Church Print Studio invites proposals from Third Level Fine Art undergraduates (2nd, 3rd, 4th Years inclusive) to respond to, and exhibit their work in an experimental exhibition space - Black Church Cabinet - in the heart of Temple Bar.


Black Church Cabinet is a niche, vertical vitrine situated at street level. With a wide incidental audience, the space is highly visible, and offers a great opportunity for showcasing new talent in the centre of Dublin's cultural quarter.


The selected artist exhibits their work for up to six weeks in Black Church Cabinet, with a further six weeks use of the Studio facilities for developing their specific work.


As a self-directed project, the selected artist is responsible for the installation of their work while receiving support of the Black Church technical team. Marketing, mediation and communications support will also be available. A further €100 Production Bursary will be awarded to cover material and technical costs.



  • Submissions should be informed by the printmaking process
  • Site-specific to fit 212cm x 54cm x 8 cm
  • 2D, 3D or New Media are accepted
  • Available for installing the work in early September 2019



  • A written proposal (one A4) with supporting images (max.8), sketch, workplan
  • Artist statement
  • Display and installation instructions


2019 BCPS Cabinet Award Poster (PDF)




For further information on either of these Awards - for Graduates or Undergraduates - please contact:

Hazel Burke | | 01 6773629