International Residencies

Black Church Print Studio International Residency in partnership with IMMA

Call for submissions:

Open from: 01 Feb – 01 Mar 2022


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 2023. 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 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.”
Yogesh Ramkrishna

2019 recipient

About residency programme

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.
My residency at Black Church Print Studio couldn’t have been a better experience. The studio, which is smack bang in the busiest part of Temple Bar, is generous in space for each printing technique. I was well provided with all I needed. Everyone is beyond helpful, especially David and Hazel, who run the place. I could access the studio 24/7. My accommodation and host were amazing’.
Gabriela Jolowicz

2016 Recipient

How to Apply

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
  • 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.


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.

Further information contact

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

The smell of a printshop was welcome, for a printmaker it is almost paradise…

‘Because of the “no pressure” attitude of the workshop I allowed myself to work openly and investigate ideas that I had not until then allowed myself to try out. Mark making on wooden boards, carving, inking and the consequent printing onto paper is what I have been doing for the past twenty years. But what was different in Dublin was the lightness and easiness of the process. It cannot be understated how important an atmosphere like Black Church is to an artist, how important it was/is to me – or – how difficult and how rare such an atmosphere is to find!’

Brian Curling

2018 Recipient


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Black Church Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
Dublin 2
D02 YK53
Tel: (353) 1 677 3629

Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
General Manager: Hazel Burke

Technical Manager: David McGinn