About Our Program

The Fire Station Artists in Residence program is a nine (9) month residency from September 2017 to June 2018.

Selected artists are provided with:

  • Studio space available 24/7
  • Access to the wood workshop and fabrication lab support
  • Mentorship and critiques throughout the program duration
  • Media and social media coverage
  • Networking opportunities and interactive sessions with artists and guest artists
  • Open Studio Nights
  • End of program exhibition at the Garage Gallery
  • Monthly per diem


Who Should Apply

The program is open to all artistic practices including but not limited to performance, multimedia, visual artists, musicians, writers, and also curatorial.

Objective and Expectations

The Program provides an opportunity for artists in Qatar to develop their art practices and provides a platform to showcase their works to the world through media coverage, open studio nights, and a large exhibition at the end of the residency.
Artists are expected to be involved with the activities hosted at Fire Station including: networking sessions and collaborating with other artists, meeting with mentors, attending monthly talks and events, workshops, and possibly be involved with community projects.
Artists are also expected to put the time to reflect and investigate their own practice and proposed project, which they will exhibit at the end of the program.

Selection Process

Artists must submit their Application Form and Application Checklist at the Fire Station reception.
*An esteemed panel of judges will assess applications and select artists to be enrolled in the program.