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MART's Studio Membership

Sign Up to MART's Studio Membership

Join MART Studios, one of Ireland’s largest community of Visual Aritsts with over 150 members in workspaces across Dublin & Galway! Gain all the below benefits to assist your professional artistic career. MART began in 2007 and has supported its members and hundreds of artists through national and international exhibitions, art fairs, projects, talks, workshops, professional development opportunities and since 2013 has become one of Irelands largest of studio workspace providers. Studio Prices range from €250-€1500 depending on square metre. 

MART’s Studios Benefits:

  • Artistic Community: Join one of Irelands largest and longest running Artist led arts organisations to gain exciting benefits to assist your professional artistic career.
  • Your Own Personal Creative Studio: As a member, you will receive your very own dedicated artist studio {we cater to sharing too!}. This studio is a workspace where you can create, devise, and produce your artwork. It’s an environment tailored to your artistic needs, providing the perfect setting to bring your ideas to life. With this private workspace, you can fully immerse yourself in your discipline, free from distractions and interruptions. The studio is a tangible manifestation of our commitment to supporting your artistic journey.
  • You’ll enjoy a bill free studio, equipped with superfast broadband and parking where available.
  • Convenient Hours of Operation: Access your studio from 7am to 11pm daily.Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. That’s why we provide a work environment equipped with 24/7 security monitoring and fire and burglar alarm systems. These measures are in place to give you peace of mind, knowing that you can focus on your art in a space that is secure and conducive to creativity.
  • Participation in Annual Members Exhibition: As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to display your artwork in MART’s Annual Visual Arts Members Exhibition. This event allows you to share your work with a broad audience and gain exposure within the artistic community.
  • Enjoy one free private use day pass to our dedicated art spaces – The MART Gallery in Rathmines and our Project Space in Harolds Cross. These spaces are ideal for you to create or document work, and invite curators to see your work on display. { A 6 Hour Booking of the space for your private use available after 6 months of membership}
  • Eligibility for Exhibition Opportunities: As a member, you’ll gain the unique advantage of being considered for a range of curated exhibitions and opportunities, both locally and internationally, curated by MART.
  • Benefit from a one-on-one mentorship session conducted by the MART Directors or Visiting Curators. This unique opportunity allows for personalised guidance and advice to enhance your artistic career.
  • Exclusive Access to Monthly Online Meet Ups: Join us for our monthly online gathering as we discuss the latest opportunities in the arts, invite members to share their skills and showcase their work for peer critique and curatorial guidance.
  • Professional Development Workshops & Talks: Enjoy free member-only professional development talks, webinars, and workshops. These resources are specifically designed to bolster your skills, knowledge, and overall professional growth in the arts.
  • Artist Profile on MART’s Website: Amplify your reach with your own artist profile on the MART website. This serves as a personalized platform to promote your artwork and provide insight into your artistic journey and practice.
  • Social Media Promotion: Receive a dedicated post on MART’s social media platforms to promote your profile and your personal website. This social media highlight is a powerful tool to boost your visibility and engage with a wider audience through our large social media following.
  • Access MART’s collection of tools and equipment at no additional cost to support your creative practice.
  • Invitations to In-Person Events: Join us at diverse in-person events including exhibitions, performances, and social meet-ups. These events provide a rich environment for networking with fellow artists, curators, and members of the vibrant MART artistic community.
  • Receive a 20% discount off when hiring MART venues, such as The MART Gallery in Rathmines or our Project Space in Harolds Cross. These versatile spaces are perfect for hosting an exhibition, showcasing your work, rehearsing performances, or documenting your artwork! [check out here for further hire info and rates]


  • Due to the high demand we run this membership via a waiting list to join,
  • We have various Studios that become available across our studio network from month to month, so often prospective Artists are matched with a studio within a few months.
  • To apply for a Studio Membership Join our Waiting List via our Enquiry Forms here.
  • We will contact you when studios become available.
  • Please Note: Members who sign up for our Digital or Professional Development Membership will get priority notification of available studios.
  • A Membership agreement will be signed for those who join our studios that will outline the full terms of MART’s Studio Membership.

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About us

MART Gallery & Studios is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dublin founded in 2007 by Ciara Scanlan, Chloe Freaks and Matthew Nevin. Our mission is to be a leading advocate for the arts by providing sustainable creative art studios and to promote contemporary visual art through an engaging curatorial programme, to local and international audiences. 


MART Directors Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin have curated and supported hundreds of artists through previous exhibitions, events, festivals and art fairs across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Japan.  MART Gallery & Studios has a rich history of supporting and promoting the arts, and its artistic program is a reflection of this commitment. In 2013, the MART Directors transformed the old Rathmines Fire Station into two galleries, creating a new home for contemporary art in Ireland. MART’s galleries provide a space for artists to showcase their work and engage with local and international audiences. The organization supports artists working across all disciplines, with a particular emphasis on those working in sculpture, video, new media, installation, and live art-making practices.


MART Studios is one of the leading providers of sustainable workspace for the creative community in Dublin and Galway. With seven studio buildings and over 150 members, we offer a range of studios and project spaces to support emerging and established artists working in all forms of creativity. By working with local landlords and authorities, we transform spaces into vibrant and inspiring places for artists to work and create. We are dedicated to cultural advocacy, community building, and sustainability. Our studios provide a professional and affordable environment for artists to concentrate on their work, and our organization operates on a self-sustaining model. MART Studios is the largest supplier of independent space for the arts and cultural community in Ireland, and we have a strong impact on the local and national creative economy.

  • Support for the Arts and Visual Culture: MART Gallery & Studios is a leading arts advocate providing support and creative platforms for the arts.
  • Artist Wellbeing: MART Gallery & Studios is committed to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of its artists, staff, and audience.
  • Sustainability: MART Gallery & Studios provides sustainable, affordable, and safe studios to artists.
  • Boosting the Creative Economy: MART Gallery & Studios ensures its activities improve the creative economy and cultural capital of its localities.
  • Community Building: MART Gallery & Studios regenerates vacant and derelict buildings to serve the local community and create opportunities for collaboration and support among artists.
  • Strong Cultural and Economic Impact: MART Gallery & Studios members and studios have a strong impact on the local and national creative economy.
  • Artist-Focused: MART Gallery & Studios was founded by artists, for artists, and seeks to create opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers.
  • Cultural Advocacy: To raise awareness and support for the arts and visual culture, promoting inspiration, education, and freedom of expression. 
  • Community Building: To refurbish underutilised buildings and provide space to foster artistic communities who collaborate and engage with each other and their localities. 
  • Sustainability: To operate as a self-sustaining organisation and provide a safe studio environment that allows artists to concentrate on their work and maintain their practice in a dedicated space. 
  • Curation: To adopt facilitative and collaborative methods of curation and art production, led by and for the artist and their practice. The aim is to create opportunities for practitioners to take risks and move beyond traditional models of exhibition and art-making. 
  • Platforms: To develop innovative platforms to support and challenge artists, fostering cultural leadership. 
  • Public Engagement: To provide artists with opportunities through local and international exhibitions, and engage with a diverse range of audiences through in-person events and online.
  • Partnerships: MART collaborates with creative partners, civic bodies, political representatives, public funding bodies, local and national businesses, national and international cultural bodies and institutions.