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.
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!
€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.
€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.
40% Member Discount on Gallery Hire
20% Member Discount on
Workshop & Courses
Artist Profile Page
Supportive Community of Artists
Online Members’ Forum & Discussion Groups
Meet Ups & Socials
Exhibition & Site Visits.
Offsite discussions & critiques.
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
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.
Please note this membership type does not give you regular studio access. If you require studio membership please apply here.