Frequently asked questions

Can applications be made by post?

We would encourage all potential applicants to use our online application system which is accessible through IMMA’s website from Monday 30th June 2014 to Thursday 7th August 2014 at 14.00 hrs GMT/Irish Time. If you are unable to make an online application or have access requirements and wish to discuss an alternative form of submission, please contact the Residency Co-ordinator with your request.

Do you accept applications outside the annual open call?

This is the only opportunity for artists to propose their work for consideration by the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  All other programming is done by invitation and professional affiliation only.  Please do not submit applications which are not in line with the advertised call.

Can artists re-apply?

Yes, artists can re-apply except for those who have been selected to come on residency or have participated on the residency programme in the last three years.

Can applicants request a preference for the scheduling of their residency?

When making your application you will be given the option to fill in the preferred timing of your residency. However this is not a guarantee. Scheduling will be finalised between the artist and the Residency Co-ordinator 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 two-thirds of their residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  By participating on the residency at IMMA, artists are expected to make themselves as available as possible to engage with opportunities which may arise as part of the residency’s programme.

Are there opportunities to engage with the public?

While on residence, practitioners have the option of engaging in dialogue with arts professionals and the general public through facilitating access to their practice and/or studio.  It is important that applicants have a good command of English to enable artistic dialogue through the various layers of engagement open to residents during their time at IMMA.

Can I share a studio with another artist to collaborate on a project?

Yes. Make your application for the studio jointly. A maximum of four artists can make a collaborative application to the IMMA Residency. Please follow the collaborative application guidelines.

Can my partner / family stay with me in the studio?

Yes. Suitable arrangements can 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.  Please use the application form to indicate if you have such requirements. However please be advised that the allocation of studios is dependent on the programming schedule and therefore it may not always be possible to accommodate such requests. Also, remember that the IMMA Residency Programme is primarily a working environment and so may not be suitable to your family’s needs.

Can I apply as an artist with a disability?

Yes. Please give details of your requirements when you make your application.

Does IMMA provide assistance with Visa and travel for international artists?

If accepted, international participants are responsible for their own Visa and travel. IMMA can only offer minimal assistance to international participants in securing necessary immigration documents.