Artists Office

Applications Open: FRINGE LAB Residencies

13 December 2019

FRINGE LAB Residencies

Are you looking for a home away from home to make great work? Need somewhere to have meetings and some space to work? Could you use some advice and support from peers and the Dublin Fringe team? Fringe have got your back. We’re offering two Resident Artist initiatives for 2020, Artists’ Office Residents and Hot Deskers.

Artists’ Office Residents have a free, shared office space where you can nab a full-time desk here at Fringe HQ to make your own, 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week. The artist office offers a no-frills desk space so your work must be compact – there isn’t much scope for storage. There are three desks available, but we’re open to two company members sharing one. You’ll be part of one of the buzziest communal workspaces around!

We’re also offering the opportunity to become one of our Hot Deskers, with access to our FRINGE LAB foyer space year-round and access to our writer’s room, The Cell outside of office hours. Hot desking offers the perfect chance to get some writing done, it's ideal for people who just need a space for conversation, thinking and writing! 

Being part of either of our Resident Artist strands at Fringe will offer you the following:

  • Free Wi-Fi internet access 
  • Access to printing facilities 
  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Year-round advice, support and cheerleading from the Dublin Fringe team
  • Access to studio space at subsidised rate 

If you are one of our Artists’ Office Residents you’ll also have access to:

  • Free, secure, lockable office space at FRINGE LAB 
  • The Fringe HQ building 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week (except when the building closes for Christmas break)

If you are one of our Hot Deskers you’ll also have access to:

  • Our writer’s room, The Cell outside of office hours, Monday to Friday 6pm – 10pm and weekends 10am – 10pm (except when the building closes for Christmas break and the Festival period 1st July – 30th September)  
  • Access to the FRINGE LAB foyer work-space year-round 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week (except when the building closes for Christmas break)

Interested? We want to hear from artists / producers / a company or a collective who could make good use of office space at Fringe HQ on Sycamore Street in Temple Bar from March 2020 – March 2021. It’s a brilliant and busy building full of artists and festival fun.  

How to apply: 

Please fill out this short application form by 10am Friday 10th January 2020. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Ciara Coyne, Artistic and FRINGE LAB Assistant, at Applications are accepted from artists, producers, companies or collectives of any kind. 


 “The Dublin Fringe Artists Office gave me stability in an industry that famously has very little! Having a desk in the heart of a community of people all working in the arts made every day I spent working a joy. My productivity shot up compared to what I was getting done at home and in Starbucks. I sent so many emails and you will too.” – Stephen Colfer (Artist Office 2018) 

“My time in the office at fringe was brilliant. It is a quiet, focused space in which to write; it's a space where, when needed, you can consult with your office mates on whether your email is hitting the right tone or this funding opportunity is worth the heartache of the application. Busy as they are, the fringe team are (miraculously) happy to offer support too, whether practical or emotional. Having an office afforded structure in an industry that can be intimidatingly structureless. The National Youth Theatre play 2019 and my Fishamble commission were written at my Fringe desk; even after I leave, the work I did while I was there will be the basis of the next six months to a year in my career. It was invaluable while I had it, and its repercussions carry on” - Dylan Coburn Gray (Artist Office 2018) 

“Being artist in residence at Dublin Fringe Festival was an absolute privilege. It provided me with a physical space in which to work in the form of an office that I could access 24/7, as a freelance practitioner that's vital. More than that though I had access to the amazing Fringe Team who supported my practice through conversation, advice, mentoring and solidarity” – Veronica Dyas, Artist (Artist office 2017) 

“Having use of the artists office has been invaluable to Red Bear, giving us a base where we could effectively block out the world and plan the next few years, as well as having a permanent meeting place where we could invite other artists. Having access to a place in the city centre to write, 24 hours has been a huge advantage. A place to go to stop us hurtling from coffee shop to coffee shop and somewhere to hang a calendar and make a coffee. A home for work” – Red Bear Productions (Artist office 2017)