The Artist in Residence (AIR) programme was launched in 2015 as a nine-month programme for artists living and working in Qatar. The programme takes place annually from September to June, where artists are given studio space in the Fire Station building. The residency is an opportunity for artists residing in Qatar to develop their art practice. It includes mentorship, working with curators, visiting critics, open studios, networking opportunities, and access to the building's facilities, such as the woodshop and fabrication lab.
Application Process and Eligibility
Fire Station accepts artists through an annual Open Call announced at the beginning of each calendar year. Between five to seven jury members select artists each year. The programme is open to all artistic practices, including but not limited to visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, media art, installation, graphic arts, illustration, etc.), photography, filmmaking, sound art and design.
Upon completing their residency, the AIR programme residents showcase their artworks in a group exhibition in the Garage Gallery at Fire Station.