The Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to announce the recipients of its Artist residencies, Language bursaries, Romilly Walton Masters Performance Award, Old Library and Historical Archives fellowship and Rev. Liam Swords Foundation bursary for 2018-19.
28 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend from one month to three months in Paris to develop their proposed projects, which range from a show for young audiences, a feature film about visionary engineer Peter Rice to a new opera based on the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Soviet.
This year sees CCI partnering 11 organisations: Contemporary Music Centre, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Draoícht, Literature Ireland, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Meath Arts Office, Music Network, Suki Tea, Visual Artists Ireland, and in Paris, Les Ateliers de Paris studios.
Triona Ellis in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Ateliers de Paris
Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Ateliers de Paris
Karl Geary in association with Literature Ireland
Amanda Feery in association with Contemporary Music Centre
Michael Gallen in association with CMC and Meath Arts Office
Aisling Kenny in association with Music Network
Dan Colley in association with Draíocht
Aindreas de Staic in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Mary-Lou McCarthy in association with Draíocht
Ursula Burke in association with VAI and Suki Tea
Helen Sharp in association with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
10 bursaries for the month of August 2018 have been awarded to cultural and media professionals who wish to improve their French language skills for professional purposes.
Valerie Connor Curator
Róise Goan Curator, Producer, Writer and Director
Lorelei Harris Broadcaster, Editor, Documentary-maker
Noel Kelly Director, Visual Artists Ireland
Lynda Lee Singer, Royal Irish Academy of Music
Martin McGinley Journalist, Musician
Yvonne McDevitt Film Director
Eleanor Methven Actor
Anne Roper Writer, Producer, Director
Kate Strain Director Grazer Kunstverein
Romilly Walton-Masters Performance Award
For the third year, the Walton-Masters family is supporting a performance in CCI by an emerging performer or group working in the areas of experimental theatre, music, dance, film or visual art; this award has been granted to MALAPROP Theatre for a production of "Everything Not Saved".
Old Library and Historical Archives Fellowship
A Fellowship bursary for 6 weeks commencing in September 2018 has been awarded to Jacinta Prunty, Head of the Department of History, Maynooth University to conduct research into the CCI’s Historical Archives collection on the subject of “Map-making in nineteenth-century France”.
The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary
This bursary provides financial support to a student from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months based at Centre Culturel Irlandais. The 2018 bursary has been awarded to James McGlynn, Conductor, Composer and PhD researcher.