New 25 and Under Membership Rate

25 and under membership rate

New 25 & Under Membership Rate

We have introduced a new membership rate of €50 per month for 25 year olds and under at our studios. The under 25s are one of many groups adversely affected by the housing crisis and living costs of Dublin City resulting in them being essentially locked out of their futures. The knock-on effect, which we have witnessed, is that younger artists cannot access studio spaces in the city. This prevents them accessing essential resources which allow them to start their careers, forcing many out of the city, abroad or to give up on their practice.

An artist graduating in fine art now has very few opportunities or supports available to them, including employment opportunities in their field. This means many artists are dependent on social welfare payments. For artists that are 25 years old their payment is only €131 per week and artists 24 and under their payment is only €107 per week, meaning a studio space is not an option.

We hope our new membership rate of €50 per month for the 25 and under age group, will go some way to helping younger artists participate in studio life and ease some of the pressures of living in Dublin.

If you are a young artist working in the city and would like to apply for membership, please read more about our studio memberships and fill out our application form here!

At this time we can offer up to 10 memberships at this rate, as running an arts organisation continues to be expensive. If you would like to support our work, help us to keep costs down for our artists, and help us to offer more reduced memberships in future to those who need them, please consider become a patron here >>>>


A4 Sounds’ Secret Sonic Cinémathèque: Samhain 2018 edition

Secret Sonic Cinémathèque: Samhain 2018 Edition

Sat 27th Oct | Doors: 7pm | Tickets: €15/€10

Once again at A4 Sounds, we’ll be celebrating Samhain, the end of the summer and the harvest season, and the onset of the darker days of winter. We’ll be marking the midway point between the autumn equinox and winter solstice in a way that’s become almost traditional: with another edition of our live scores audiovisual spectacular, where an ensemble of contemporary musicians experiment with the relationship between live sound and moving image.

Each musician will in turn serve as bandleader for a semi-improvised score for a chosen piece of film or films, with visuals and score intertwining to evoke the atmospherics of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain – a liminal time when the boundary between this world and the Otherworld could more easily be traversed.  Unlike some live scores events, which seek to recreate the sort of soundtracks which audiences of silent films might have experienced in the historical context of their original showings, the Sonic Cinémathèque events embrace a more adventurous and contemporary take on the relationship between sound and vision. The concern here is more with affect and inventiveness, than strict historicity.

The Secret Sonic Cinémathèque ensemble for the Samhain 2018 edition will consist of the following musicians: Andy Mooney (organ wrangler & carrier of uncanny energies, aka AMOON), Robyn Bromfield (synthesist & feline envoy, aka catscars)  Diarmuid MacDiarmada Music (interdimensional multi-instrumentalist & auxillary absurdist) and joined for the first time by improvising musician and Deserted Village label-runner Gavin Prior (astral ambassador & supernatural emissary & who knows what else), who we’re delighted to have back performing at A4. They’ll be aided and abetted by Andrew Edgar (chief projectionist & dabbler in time-banditry), who’ll be likely playing the wrong bits of film at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds, but that’s all part of the charm of the show at this stage apparently.

Costumery is  encouraged, but watch out for the mysterious wicker critters that have been foretold to appear on the night…

Live Scores for Silent Films
Saturday October 27th 2018
Doors 7pm | BYOB | €15 Entry / €10 Concession
Advance Tickets: via Eventbrite

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A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Dublin 1
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