Fire Station Artist in Residence
A hub for creative exchange
The Fire Station Artist in Residence sits at the heart of Doha’s flourishing art community. It provides the perfect springboard for creativity, helping people take their passion to the next level. Visit the Fire Station website for more information.
The Fire Station offers nine-month programmes for artists who are resident in Qatar. During this time, they move into one of the studios, collaborate with fellow creatives and develop their own technique. They meet curators, can access all exhibitions and are encouraged to join lectures.
They benefit from weekly mentoring sessions and meet arts professionals from all over the world, representing Qatar in the international cultural community. The initiative demonstrates our commitment to nurturing emerging talent.
Read more in an interview with the Director, Hala Al Khalifa.
A space for the community
The Fire Station will be a colourful, spirited and dynamic arts centre for the public. Each June, people can view the artists’ work in the public gallery and from next year, they will be able to visit the bookshop, art supply shop, restaurant, café and cinema.
A new identity for an old buildling
The station was built in 1982 as a Civil Defence building. It was occupied by the fire brigade until late 2012 when it was handed over to Qatar Museums, to be recycled for contemporary use. Ibrahim Al Jeidah, the Qatari architect leading the project, has preserved original details and has ambitious plans for the existing tower, which will be covered in LED lighting woven into steel mesh. This mesh will be used to display digital artworks, project images and public messages.