F I V E R T H O N : crowdfunding campaign launch event

There are 1.6 billion fivers in circulation. We need a mere 2000 of them. Help us get them!

Join us for a night of comedy, spoken word, music and telethon-style fundraising high-jinks, as we launch our crowdfunding campaign “2000 Fivers”.

Tickets: 3 Fivers. (Book your tickets HERE!)
Complimentary cocktail on arrival.

The event will feature the hosting talents of stand-up comedian, film-maker, runner of Firehouse Film Contest and Dublin Fringe 2017 Spirit of Wit winner Conor O’Toole. We’ve a host of guest performers joining us on the night too, including comedian, Headstuff.org columnist and star of RTÉ’s Nowhere Fast Alison Spittle; singer/songwriter, spoken word artist and OutStraight founder Lewis Kenny; and playwright, comedian and recent Cyber-panel host James Moran. We’ll also have performance artist and co-host of Spicebag, a cabaret / live performance / drag / visual arts / multimedia / dance party extravaganza, Sarah Devereux (aka The Dirtbird). We’re delighted as ever to welcome back A4 favourite, legendary troubadour Big Monster Love, as well as songwriter and poet Beatrice Adomaityte. We’ve a few surprises in store on the night too, and  we’ll also be screening a couple of absolute highlights from the Firehouse Film Contest and Hackfest Alternative Animation Festival.

Why do we need so many fivers anyway?

In 2017 A4 was awarded a whopping 4560 fivers to upgrade the electrics and fire alarm system in our building. While this is a lot of fivers, it’s only 70% of the total number of fivers needed! In order to draw down the funds and carry out these necessary upgrades to the building, we need 30% more fivers. That’s 2000 more fivers to match the funding fivers.

Some of these 1.6 billion fivers are yours! Please can we have some? That one in the back of your wallet or purse, it would do nicely. That one you got in your change from a twenty earlier, that’d be fine too. Even that crumpled one in your back pocket you thought was a receipt. Altogether, we only need 2000 of them!

So come along and help us kick our crowdfunding campaign off to a great start, and enjoy a night of glorious variety-show fundraising fun, rarely seen since the peak days of telethon, benefit concerts and comic relief!

Conor O’Toole, who’ll be on hosting duties for our F I V E R T H O N extravaganza

We’re delighted to have comedian Alison Spittle performing at F I V E R T H O N

We’re stoked to welcome poet and playwright Lewis Kenny back to perform at A4 Sounds

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

05sml.jpgThe Blue Room, Shared Studio 1. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit artists of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our member artists work in a wide range of disciplines including, paint, print, textiles, activism, socially engaged art, film, documentary, animation, illustration, sculpture, woodwrk, metal work, performance, new media and more. If you are looking for more than just a desk in a room get in touch here!

 

10.jpgThe A4 Workshop with shared materials, tools & equipment for members.
Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Apply for membership!

We are currently looking for fine artists working in a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) sculpture, print, photography and textiles.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a 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.

To apply please fill out our application form here!

 

04sml(1)Shared Studio 2. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

Our Waiting Lists:

We currently have a wating list for our private workspaces. You can add your name to this list via our application form.

To keep a balance of activity at the studio, we pause applications from certain disciplines when there is a high number of artists working in these areas. When spaces free up we will get in contact with those on our waiting list first.

If you work in one of these areas, please feel free to fill in our application form and we can add you to the list.

JAN 2018: Currently our memberships are open to all disciplines.

JAN: We have 1 personal workspace available in studio 1 from Feb 1st. Cost: €175 pm.

 

03smlThe A4 Library Room & The Forgotten Zine Archive. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

18278387_10203525999468823_3333264930382866443_oThe A4 Yard, with Bike Storage, Mezzaine and Members Garden.
For eating: The Soup Box, The Pie Box, The Cocktail Wall!!

 

What you get!

Our memberships are modular starting at €75 per month, with the option of adding a storage locker (€10-€30 pm) or a personal workspace (€100-€130 pm).

Regular Membership includes:

General

– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor garden with mezzaine & bike storage
Member discounts within A4 and local businesses
– Profile page on our website

Shared

– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Free Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared studio spaces (4 shared studios)
– Access to all facilities
– Access to shared equipment & materials

 

Darkroom red 1The A4 Darkroom. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Facilities

– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Print & Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Textiles
– Audio-Visual Equipment
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions
– Option to rent a personal workspace short term for the creation of larger works or exhibition preparation*

 

07sml.jpgTextiles & Screen-printing Room, Shared Studio 3. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

A4 Artist Talk, Kate McElroy, 2017. Photo: Eimhin McNamara.

Professional Development & Training

– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses
Regular Artist Talks and group discussion
– Regular exhibitions and events
– Collaboration opportunities with a wide range of artists
– Opportunities to host own workshops and discussion groups or to join those hosted by our members
– Ongoing support from the A4 Team
– Online studio group to share ideas, ask for help and stay in touch with our members.

 

untitled-14Studio 1, Private Workspaces. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

08sml cropped.jpgStudio 2, Private Workspaces. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

6.jpgLarge Lockers (€20-€30pm). Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Additional Costs
– Locker rental, various sizes €10 – €30 per month
– Personal Workspace €100 – €130 (currently a waiting list for these)
– 40% discount on gallery & event space hire

*we have a large workspace available to members to rent on a 1 month basis in our workshop for €130.

 

2Exhibition, Dr. Nadia Kelbova by Justyna Kielbowicz, 2017. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

 

More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!

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A4 Sounds presents: Bitch Falcon, Cal Folger Day and Rivers & Crows

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A4 Sounds are super excited and extra delighted to present the first of our quarterly fundraiser gigs for 2015, once more returning to the cosy confines of the inimitable Bleecker Street Cafe Bar on Saturday 28th February.

The lineup includes A4 Sounds’ studio member and all-round hyper-talented Cal Folger Day, whose second release, Adornament, is just out on Reeks of Effort records, as well as the rising stars of Dublin’s live scene, the inimitably named grunge / rock / noise outfit Bitch Falcon. Joining them for a special Dublin show are Rivers and Crows, an awesome alternative folk collective hailing from the wild west of Galway. This promises to be an unforgettable night, with an eclectic mix of music and shovel-loads of craic.

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Spring Offer: 6 Months Membership for €250 …limited number available!!

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We are fast approaching the first anniversary of getting the keys to our new studio headquarters,  AND our 6th birthday as an organisation. To celebrate this, we are running a special offer for the month of February; 6 months membership for the price of 5! That’s right, if you join us during February this year, by signing up for 6 month’s basic membership, you’ll get one of these month’s membership absolutely free!

The number of memberships available is limited, so if you are interested in please get in touch as soon as possible via our membership contact form.

Membership will give you 24/7 access to our shared workspaces, workshop, project & meeting room, electronics area, photographic darkroom, screen-printing, workshop, printers, scanners, shared tools and equipment. And coming soon in 2015, we’ll have our sound room/recording studio, and gallery & event space coming online. Additional benefits for members, including discounts with local businesses, can be found here.

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Update – member benefits & workshops

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We are now running workshops for our members. To kick things off, Paper Panther Productions are taking us into their studio and sharing some animation techniques. Kate O’Brien will be covering everything you need to know for darkroom basic in our newly set-up photographic darkroom. Meanwhile, the Maker.ie crew will continue offering workshops soldering and electronics basics. In the new year Jason Kearney will be running workshops on carpentry for artists, Gareth Stack will be sharing insights on storytelling with sound and radio documentary making,while Cal Folger Day will introducing us all to Piano and Keyboard.

Our memberships start at €50. This gives you access to our shared facilities and workshops, and additional training can be arranged upon request. You can add a storage locker to your membership, available from €10.

More info on member benefits here.

www.a4sounds.org/join-us

A4 are now taking applications for our new Studios and Gallery Opening June 1st 2014

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If you are interested in becoming a member please get in fill out our membership contact form.

Membership starts at 50 euros per month for basic membership, allowing you 24/7 access to;

Shared Studios & Desk space
Electronics Area
Darkroom
Screen-printing Facilities
Workshop & Tools

For an additional fee you can add;

Personal Desk Space for 100 euros per month (Limited to 10 so get in soon for those)
Storage Space for 20 euros per month (Limited to 50)

Coming later in the year at an additional cost you can gain access to our Recording Studio and Gallery & Event space.

Thanks
A4 Team