IMMA holds a regular open call to receive applications from artists, curators, critics and cultural practitioners for the residency programme.
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The residency works closely with core museum programming to support research and production for IMMA projects.
Opportunities for Arts Organisations / Curators / Cultural Programmers
IMMA’s Production Residencies
IMMA has an open invitation to visual arts organisations and freelance programmers to propose artists who are interested in working at the Museum for a focused period of time leading to a specific exhibition / project with the nominating venue or curator.
IMMA’s International Residency Partnerships
IMMA continues international exchange partnerships.
IMMA Visiting Research Fellow
IMMA supports a yearly visiting Research Fellow in collaboration with MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD.
Providing a placement for academic research in IMMA’s Collection department a Fulbright scholarship is supported through IMMA’s Residency
International Visitors Programme
IMMA continues to bring prominent international curators to Dublin for focused studio visits with emerging and established artists working in Ireland.
Can applications be made by post? Do you accept applications outside the annual open call? Can artists re-apply? Can applicants request a preference for the scheduling of their residency? Can I submit works-in-progress or proposal ideas as part of my application? Do I need to be present on site for the duration of the residency? Are there opportunities to engage with the public? Can I share a studio with another artist to collaborate on a project? Can my partner/family stay with me in the studio? Can I apply as an artist with a disability? Does IMMA provide assistance with my Visa and travel for international artists? Will I be exhibiting at IMMA? What insurances am I expected to have? How will the bursary be allocated?
Can applications be made by post? We encourage all potential applicants to use the online system proposed for a particular open call. If you are unable to make an online application or have access requirements and wish to discuss an alternative form of submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Application made by post without prior agreement will be returned unopened.
Do you accept applications outside of an open call? IMMA will not accept applications which are not in line with specific advertised application criteria. Unsolicited applications will be returned unopened.
Can artists re-apply? Yes, artists can re-apply to future open calls unless otherwise stated.
Can applicants request a preference for the scheduling of their residency? Scheduling will be finalised between the artist and the residency curator upon selection.
Can I submit works-in-progress or proposal ideas as part of my application? Yes, however it is important that you include examples of completed works alongside other works-in-progress and proposal ideas that you may wish to submit
Do I need to be present on site for the duration of the residency? It is expected that successful candidates spend at least 90 days onsite at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. However this may change depending upon the terms of the advertised open call.
Are there opportunities to engage with the public? Artists have the option of engaging in dialogue with arts professionals and the general public through facilitating access to their studio practice.
Can I share a studio with another artist to collaborate on a project? Yes if you make your application for the studio jointly. A maximum of four artists can make a collaborative application to the IMMA Residency. This may change depending upon the terms of the advertised open call.
Can my partner/family stay on the residency programme? Suitable arrangements can often be made for participants who may have a partner or a small family staying with them – however some degree of flexibility and shared resources should be expected. The allocation of accommodation is dependent on the programming schedule and therefore it may not always be possible to accommodate such requests. This may change depending upon the terms of the advertised open call.
Can I apply as an artist with a disability? Yes.
Does IMMA provide assistance with Visa and travel for international artists? Yes, if applicable.
Will I be exhibiting at IMMA? No, there is no conditional offer of an exhibition with an open call for the residency programme.
What insurances am I expected to have? Evidence of health insurance need to be given when your contract is drafted with IMMA.
How will the bursary be allocated? The bursary will be dispensed in two phases, 45% at the beginning and another 45% half way through the residency. A deposit of 10% is withheld until the culmination of the residency.