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MART STUDIOS

About Our Studios

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 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. 

We believe that our members and the communities they form are our greatest asset. That’s why we organize Studio Crits, Open Studios, and exhibitions, and maintain an active social media presence for member promotion and interaction. At MART Studios, we aim to create opportunities for artists and provide a space for them to test new ground at every stage of their careers. Our main objectives and core ethos revolve around redeveloping buildings, working with local communities, attracting and creating jobs, and improving localities. All income generated by the organization is invested back into our activities, such as creating platforms for artists, refurbishing buildings, and promoting the growth of artistic communities. 

MART is proud to provide a wide range of creative studios varying in sizes. We have small and large studios in contemporary workspaces and large creative spaces.

MART was set up by artists for artists. It began in 2007 by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin as a way to create exhibition opportunities for artists. 

MART seeks to create opportunities by providing creative workspace and platforms to support creatives from all stages of their careers to test new ground.

Interesting in Joining our Community - Complete our one of our Enquiry Forms

We will email out those on our enquiry lists when a studio becomes available.

Our Values

At MART we redevelop buildings, work with local communities, attract and create jobs and improve localities through our main values:

  • Cultural Advocacy: We advocate for the arts and visual culture, promoting inspiration, education and freedom of expression. We develop creative platforms to support and challenge artists. We dedicate all of our activities to supporting creativity.
  • Community Building: We regenerate vacant and derelict buildings, allowing them to serve their locality. We create communities of artists allowing for opportunities of collaboration and support.
  • Sustainability: We operate as a self-supporting organisation and provide a safe studio environment allowing artists to concentrate on their work and sustain their practice in a dedicated space, free from worry.

Our Member 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 2 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.
  • 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]

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