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Collective Member Application Form

A4 COLLECTIVE MEMBERSHIPS

WHO ARE WE?

A4 Sounds is a non-profit artist-run workspace and gallery in north-inner-city Dublin. It is one of the biggest artist-led spaces in Ireland, currently providing facilities and professional development supports to 80 artists. Our mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society. Guided by feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and LGBT-inclusive politics, A4 Sounds supports artists and activists who fight for change.

We aim to offer an affordable alternative to the traditional private artist studio, with additional access to a wide range of facilities & training and a professional development programme.

STUDIO ETHOS:

Members of A4 Sounds are expected to uphold the values of our community:

1. RESPECT your fellow members.

Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or ableism are not welcome here.

2. SUPPORT your fellow members.

This is a community and we grow as artists together when we support each other. Competitiveness is not welcome here.

3. SHARE with your fellow members.

This is a shared workspace in many ways. We share space and resources on a daily basis, and knowlege, information, skills and opportunities when we can.

WHAT KINDS OF ARTISTS?

We welcome applications from artists working in a wide range of disciplines at all stages in their careers (recent graduates to established artists).

Applicants should be committed to the ongoing development of their practices.

As a socially engaged organisation we have keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

However, we do not expect all artists to work in this way!


GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP FEE
€20 PER MONTH

Our collective membership was introduced to support artists who may not be able to afford a studio space, or may not need a physical space to work, but want access to an arts community to share ideas, collaborate and learn. If this sounds like you, apply below!

Please note this membership type does not give regular studio access. If you require studio membership please apply here.

DAY PASSES
€25 PER DAY

After a 3 month period collective members may access studio facilities and training through collective member day passes at €25 per day.

DISCOUNTS

40% Member Discount on Gallery Hire
20% Member Discount on
Workshop & Courses

GENERAL

DIGITAL SUPPORT

Artist Profile Page
Supportive Community of Artists
Online Members’ Forum & Discussion Groups

Peer Support

Group Crits
Reading Groups
Interest Groups
Meet Ups & Socials

SITE VISITS

Exhibition & Site Visits.
Offsite discussions & critiques.

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORTS

Professional Development

1 to 1 Mentorship with our Member Support Officer
Fortnightly Professional Development Sessions
Talks & Workshops by invited Arts Professionals
Funding Application Support

Studio Collaboration with Sample Studios & Engage Art Studios

Artist Talks & Discussions
Exhibtion Opportunities
Check out our more recent exhibitions HERE & HERE!


APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Interested artists should fill our our membership application form below.

2. The A4 Team then reviews applications and invites selected applicants for a short informal interview via zoom.

3. After the interview, a final decision will be made regarding membership.

4. New members will be selected based on their portfolio and interview.

5. Applicants will be informed via email and those interested in joining will be invited to get started.

APPLICATION FORM

Please note this membership type does not give you regular studio access. If you require studio membership please apply here.

Please link to your website or examples or work online. If you do not have examples of work online please submit via upload button below
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
If you do not have an website or examples of work online you can upload examples of your work here. Please submit as a single pdf document only.
Tell us about yourself and your arts practice.
To help us provide the best possible supports for artists, please let us know why do you want to become a collective member and if there is anything particular you would hope to gain from being part of our community e.g professional development opportunities, access to other artists etc