We have a number of options for becoming part of the Sample-Studios community. From supporting us by attending our events or sharing our social media posts to being a full-time artist in one of our studios, our organisation depends on the involvement of others. If you are a creative practitioner, you might consider becoming a Creative Network Member or an Associate Member. Supporters of the arts might choose to become a Friend or a Patron of Sample-Studios.

Which membership suits you?

More about our studios and facilities:

How to apply

Please email


with the following:

Message Subject:

your desired membership type eg. Creative Network Membership / Associate Membership / Studio Membership / Friend / Patron

Body of message:

Please indicate any needs you have in relation to space. The studios will be allocated to suit your needs as best as we can however shared studios are allocated at the discretion of management. Include your contact details in the message including your phone number and address.
Applications are open to community groups, companies and collective initiatives depending on their size, schedule and facility needs. Please contact the artistic director at info@sample-studios.com to discuss options.

Friends/Patron membership

Support Sample-Studios

Support received from our friends and patrons will directly fund our studio programmes and residency awards. Your help will ensure we can continue to provide rent-free studios to recent graduates, visiting artists, performers and exhibition makers from Ireland and abroad. Friends and patrons will be invited to meet our visiting artists in the residency studio along with a number of other benefits.

Sample-Studios Friends: €30 for the year

Be our friend! Be the first to hear about all our events, get listed as a sponsor on our website, a 10% discount on Sample-Studios merchandise, classes and workshops, invite to friends-only studio tours and exhibition talks.

Sample-Studios Patron: Individual €150 for the year //
Organisation: €300

Get the above plus a limited-edition artwork and patronís gift bag by one of our member artists.
By becoming a Patron you or your company will have the opportunity to get involved with Sample-Studios at a level that suits you, as well as receiving the following benefits:
• Invitation to an exclusive studio tour
• Studio events visiting key artists including artists in residence
• Complimentary tickets to selected talks, performances and workshops
• Biannual Patrons newsletter on key strategic and artistic developments
• Acknowledgement on Sample-Studios website and all relevant publicity

Volunteering at Sample-Studios

Sample-Studios is a non-profit artist-led organisation, which was founded by a group of volunteers in 2011. While we strive toward professionalism, our public programmes and day-to-day running of the studios is very reliant on a dedicated team of volunteers. We are always looking for like-minded individuals who are passionate about the arts and would like to get involved. While we are not in a position to provide remuneration, we can provide training and experience in a welcoming and creative environment. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, an internship or gaining work experience, please contact:


Creative Network

Associate Member

Inclusion on our mailing list/privatesocial media groupsxx Representation on our websitexx Invitation to exhibition and performance previewsxx Invitation to memebers-only events, talks, classes and meetingsxx Opportunity to submit work to our Annual Members Showxx Access to our shared work facilities (ideal for creative practioners who cannot take a studio space
but need somwhere for project work):
• Print & Textile spacex • Darkroomx • Multifunctional roomx • Computer facilities with full Adobe suitex Access to use of storage space at €10 per square metrex Access to use of studio space (subject to availability)x

There is an additional charge for studio usage according to studio size and quality