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IMMA Residency Programme > How We Programme

Opportunities for Arts Individuals and Groups


IMMA holds a regular open call to receive applications from artists, curators, critics and cultural practitioners for the residency programme. 

There is no current deadline confirmed for future residential opportunities. Sign up to the residency database to receive notification about activities and opportunities Join Here Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook page for future announcements. 

2015 Open Call Residents

Priscila Fernandes | Edward Clydesdale Thomson | Margaret O’Brien | Matthias Bohler | Christian Orendt | Bharti Parmar | Naomi Sex | Elise Rasmussen | Antonia Low | Deborah Luster | Dennis McNulty | David Beattie | Nuria Guell | Lee Welch | Caoimhe Kilfeather | Hong-An Truong | Mikala Dwyer

IMMA Invited

The residency works closely with core museum programming to support research and production for IMMA projects. 

2015 Guests 
Karla Black, Diego Pimentao, Jaki Irvine, Nick Miller, Sarah Pierce, Seamus Nolan and Hubbard & Birchler. 
As part of More Than One Maker: Emma Haugh, Megs Morley, The Project Twins and Household Collective. 
As part of Summer Rising: Dorrit Crysler, Theatre Club and Concrete Tiki.

Opportunities for Arts Organisations / Curators / Cultural Programmers 

IMMA’s Production Residencies

IMMA has an open invitation to visual arts organisations and freelance programmers to propose artists who are interested in working at the Museum for a focused period of time leading to a specific exhibition / project with the nominating venue or curator. Please email the residency programmer at for further information.

2015 Partners
The Project Arts Centre | Rosetta Biscotti and Hadley + Maxwell
Oonagh Young Gallery | Vittorio Santoro
Douglas Hyde Gallery | Sam Keogh
Mothers Tankstation | Lee Kit
Ormston House | Mark Dion
Magnetism | Mikala Dwyer
Belfast Exposed | Ruby Wallis
The Sculpture Factory | James L Hayes 
Foaming At The Mouth | Claire Potter

2016 Partners
Megs Morley and Temple Bar Galleries + Studios, Pallas Studios, M12 + Linda Shevlin, EVA and Grizedale Arts

IMMA’s International Residency Partnerships 

IMMA is continuing developments to consolidate international exchange partnerships. 

2015 Partners
IMMA partnered with Kooshk residency in Tehran for a critic / writers exchange. The partnership was programmed through an open call and selected participants were Anne Mulle, Barry Kehoe and Siamak Delzendeh

IMMA Fellowship Residency

IMMA supports a yearly visiting Research Fellow in collaboration with MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD. 

2015 Fellows
Morgan Quaintance and Kelley O’Brien received fellowships.

IMMA Fulbright
Providing a placement for academic research in IMMA’s Collection department a Fulbright scholarship is supported through IMMA’s Residency

2015 Fulbright Fellow 
Laurel Bradley, Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Minnesota.

International Visitors Programme

IMMA continues to bring prominent international curators to Dublin for focused studio visits with emerging and established artists working in Ireland.

2015 Visiting Curators
Jen Kratochvil, Polly Brannan, Rosie Cooper, Nigel Prince, Pip Wallis and Kenichi Kondo. 
Hosted by IMMA a further exchange was initiated by Claire Power which brought Belgian curators Eva Wittox, Evelein Bracke, Rolf Quaghebeur, Stijn Maes and Danielle Van Zuijlen to Ireland to foster professional connections and opportunities.




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