Open Access

Graphic Studio Dublin welcomes Open Access applications twice yearly.

We invite submissions in July and January.

Next submission deadline: 4pm, 29th July 2016

Graphic Studio Dublin’s Open Access Programme allows access to studio facilities on a pay as you go basis.

As with full membership, applicants for Open Access must demonstrate that they are capable of using the facilities unaided before being allowed to use the studio, and must complete a short induction which covers studio practice and health and safety issues. Applications for Open Access will be considered every six months at the same time as applications for full studio membership, under the same criteria. (For details see

Open Access is be available from 9.30am to 5pm, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. And also on Mondays and Fridays by appointment only (if staff is available).

The fee is €300 for 15 days paid in advance. The fifteen days do not have to be consecutive but have to be used up within one year from date of payment. Fees cannot be refunded for days not used. Any number of sessions can be purchased.

The fee for four weeks totaling 20 consecutive weekdays days when booked in advance is €200. Fees cannot be refunded for days not used.
Inks are included in the fees, and some other materials are available to buy in the studio.

Applications for Open Access are the same as for Membership. They 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 Open Access 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.

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