Programme provides a platform to hone artistic talent


The Fire Station: Artist in Residence is currently running the first edition of its Alumni Residency programme. The initiative brings together artists from previous residency years to collaborate and expand their repertoire.

The residency began on 15 January and runs until 15 July. The programme ensures the Fire Station’s ongoing connection to its alumni by providing workspaces, resources, and networking opportunities with visiting artists, curators and arts professionals.

Alanoud Al-Buainain, Deputy Director of Programmes & Exhibitions, Fire Station, said: “Our newly introduced Alumni Residency is a great addition that complements our local and international residency programmes. Over the next few months, we look forward to providing a platform for participating artists to develop their practice.”

Participating artists include Nayla Ahmed, Roda Al Khori, Abeer Al-Kuwari, May Al Mannai, , Yasser Al Mulla, Fatima Al-Nuaimi, Fatma Al-Remaihi, Maryam Al-Semaitt & Nawar Al-Mutlaq, Maryam Faraj Al-Suwaidi, Alaa Bata, Sebastian Betancur-Montoya, Ryan Browning, and Hassan Manasrah, Michael Perrone and Guillaume Rouseré.

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Opening hours for the Fire Station: 9 am – 7 pm Saturday through Thursdays and 1.30 pm -7 pm on Fridays.

Qatar Museums has implemented protocols in accordance with recommendations from Qatar’s Health Protection & Communicable Disease Control office of the Ministry of Public Health. In keeping with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Public Health, a limited number of visitors and staff will be allowed in the Fire Station at any given time.

Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present a “green” health status on the Ehteraz virus-tracing app. Masks are required for all visitors (12 years of age and older). Each person will also be checked for a normal temperature reading at the entrance. Visitors who have a high temperature or do not have a mask will not be allowed into the Fire Station.

GO: More information about QM’s preventative measures for health and safety can be found here