Irish Museum of Modern Art
Albert Weis working in Studio 11, IMMA | © John Beattie
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) invites national and international emerging/established artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals working in any medium to submit their application.
IMMA is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, at the western edge of Dublin’s south city centre. The area is served by public transport and is within walking distance from the city centre.
The duration of residencies at IMMA can range anywhere from two up to six months.
The live/work location onsite offers opportunities to participants to meet with the public, art professionals, the local community and colleagues to expand practices and discourses. The residency operatesin converted coach houses adjacent to the main Museum building. Each studio and complementary accommodation comes with a phone line, full internet access, heating and electricity.There are eight studios at IMMA, four loft spaces and four large ground floor spaces. There is a communal house called the Flanker Building which has five bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms and can facilitate live-in wheel chair access on the ground floor. There are also three self-catering apartments above some of the studios.
The Royal Hospital Kilmainham opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 1991. As the national institution for contemporary art IMMA is committed to supporting artists’ work, and works with artists and partners to support the development, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art in Ireland. IMMA is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art and takes responsibility for the care and maintenance of this national resource. The IMMA Residency Programme has a yearly average of 16 participants the majority of whom are selected from an open call for applications once a year.
Upcoming open calls for applications will be posted on IMMA’s website.