Deadline for applications

15 July 6pm

Project Start Date

03 Aug - 26 Aug



Ends 15 July 2023


PS² is having another open call for artists, this time those who incorporate ceramics in their practice. 

One artist will be selected from the open call to show their work in the project space from 03 Aug - 26 Aug 2023. 

The deadline for applications is 15 July 6pm

PS² seeks to further its exploration into risk taking and experimental practices by focusing on an artist who uses a material seen as traditional and craft based in an unorthodox or a fresh way. Project will include talk and/or workshop. 

What will we be looking for?

PS² has a broad understanding of what constitutes art; and therefore artists. We recognise that not all projects come fully formed and glazed, and would encourage artists to use and respond to the space as a test site and place of experimentation to help develop their practice. This project is open to artists anywhere in their career, we encourage anyone to apply who feels this project suits their current practice and/or research. 

How do I apply?

Deadline is closed as of 15th of July.

PS² is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

Additional information

About us

PS² started in 1993 as a self-organised artist- and studio collective in Belfast, with currently 9 studio artists and 3 year-long residency programmes for: a curator, critical writing and a collective. In 2004, a small ground floor shop in the studio building was used as a project space for invited artists. The project space quickly became an attractive and important platform for local and trans-local artists to experiment and create new and site specific work, open to the public. Funded by the Arts Council and other sources, PS² soon established an annual arts programme of around 20-25 projects with mainly emerging artists and cultural producers. 
Chosen from proposals, invitations, recommendations, open calls and chance encounters, PS² works on average with 40-70 artists a year, in the project space and with longer term projects at outside locations in community contexts. 
PS² has a clear curatorial vision and curiosity, working with artists whose work is experimental, original, risk-taking, of social relevance- and- artistically brilliant.
PS² is a vital springboard for the development of artists’ careers within the arts ecosystem of Northern Ireland (see Freelands Artists programme) and a feeder to larger organisations. PS² projects assist many artists being rewarded with individual funding, residencies, travel awards and /or employment in the arts sector. With innovative project formats of open calls, we specifically target artists and cultural producers, who might otherwise remain undetected and unsupported.