BCPS Residency Programme

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 in 2025. Applicants must be practicing printmakers. Irish residents are not eligible. Residency dates to be confirmed between winning participant(s) and the Studio.

About BCPS Residency Programme

Black Church Print Studio International Artist-in-Residence programme was established in 2009 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.

  • Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.
  • Artists will have access to etching, lithography, screen printing, relief presses and digital equipment.
  • Selected participant will receive accommodation, basic materials, studio equipment and facilities usage, technical and administrative support.
  • Travel and material costs are the responsibility of the participating artist.
  • The successful resident will be asked to complete two editions of works during the residency and donate two prints from each to the Studio (one for the BCPS Archive Collection and one for BCPS Fundraising).
  • The resident artist will be required to give a public print demonstration or artist talk during the residency.
  • The Residency is scheduled for a single four-week term in the year 2025.

How to Apply

Pay Submission Fee: €20

Application should be submitted in pdf format by email to  info@blackchurchprint.ie Total size of email should be no larger than 25MB. A submission fee of €20 applies. This can be paid using the payment link above.

Email subject: BCPS International Residency

Submission should include (pdf format):

  • A proposal of work to be achieved throughout the residency (with accompanying work-plan). Max 2 pages.
  • A maximum of 10 images of works, representing a cohesive overview of current work with accompanying image details including title, date, medium and dimensions where applicable.
  • A recent CV (including exhibition history).
  • A short biography


All applications will be placed before a selection panel comprising a Board Director and the Studio Technical Manager. 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.


5th April 2024


All applicants will be notified within four weeks of application deadline.

Website link: https://www.blackchurchprint.ie/international-residencies

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