Full Membership

Graphic Studio Dublin admits members twice yearly.

We have limited vacancies for studio membership, and invite submissions in July and January.

Next submission deadline: 4pm, 29th July 2016

Applications for membership are in writing and must include:

  • a cover letter stating why the candidate wishes to join Graphic Studio Dublin,
  • an up to date CV (including all relevant professional experience listed in chronological order)
  • and an artist's statement.
  • Applications for membership must be accompanied by a portfolio (no larger than A1 in size) containing a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 of the applicants best pieces of original print work (no photographs or discs please) any extra information regarding the prints submitted is welcome and encouraged (dates, inspiration, etc.).

These items MUST be dropped into the studio, Distillery House, together. Cover letter, CV and an artist's statement must be submitted at the same time as the portfolio. Partial submissions will not be accepted.

A panel of assessors, including the Studio Director, and an outside assessor, evaluate the portfolio, seeking demonstration of ability in at least one method of printmaking. In the absence of a formal qualification in printmaking, the candidate must demonstrate professional competency through work practice.

Please drop portfolios and applications to Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery House, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1 before the above deadline. Please contact robert@graphicstudiodublin or call 01 817 0938 to arrange an appointment to drop portfolios (please leave a message with your contact details and we will get back to you).

Applicants will be informed, in writing, within four weeks of submission of portfolio, as to whether they have been successful or not.

Unsuccessful candidates, where possible, will be informed of the reason for failure to admission. In some cases, candidates may be admitted following training/courses which will ensure they reach the high standards which are part of Graphic Studio Dublin's ethos.

Successful entry will be followed by an induction into Graphic Studio Dublin practice encompassing a tour of the studio, and receipt of the Members Handbook. Membership fees (€500) are paid in advance for the year commencing 1st January. June applicants will pay a pro rata membership in year one to 31st December.

Graphic Studio Dublin offer a reduced rate to graduates who are successful in their membership application. The rate is €300 for the year, as opposed to the regular rate of €500. This rate is offered for up to two years after the date of graduation.

Membership entitles member to 24 hour access, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; this level of access will be granted after a probation period during which you will be instructed in the correct and safe use of the studio. The length of the probation period will depend on your attendance at the studio and whether the Studio Director is satisfied that you have shown an ability to work correctly and safely and that you properly understand studio procedures.

Graphic Studio Dublin is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Employment Equality Act 1998 and Equal Status Act 2004.