A4 STUDIO 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 studio artists to work in this way!
Artist Profile Page
Supportive Community of Artists
Online Members’ Forum & Discussion Groups
WiFi and bills
Air Purifiers in all rooms
Printing & Scanning
€75 PER MONTH
Our memberships are modular with the option of addons:
€10 -€60 PER MONTH
€100 PER MONTH
40% Member Discount on Gallery Hire
20% Member Discount on
Workshop & Courses
STUDIOS & FACILITIES
Large studio space with multiple workspaces
Project Room with large workbench & smaller workbench
Quieter workspaces for research.
Sofa & Reading Area
Storage Space for works in progress
Library area with a wide range of books, journals and magazines.
The Forgotten Zine Archive is also housed with our library.
A wide range of tools & consumables.
Wide range of tools & shared consumables.
Shared Tools, Fabrics & Consumables
Black & White Enlarger
Tools & Consumables
3 Large Work Benches
1 Small Work Bench
Large Build Area
Large Power Tools
Wide Range of small power tools including drills & sanders etc
Storage for works in progress
Wide range of audio-visual equipment inlcuding projectors, lighting kits & back drops and sound recorders.
Meet Ups & Socials
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 studio viewing and short informal interview.
3. After the viewing, a final decision will be made regarding membership.
4. New members will be selected based on their portfolio, viewing and available space within the studio.
5. Applicants will be informed via email and those interested in joining will be invited to get started. (In the event of membership being full at the time of application, applicants will be added to our waiting list.)