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.

Artist residencies

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.

Lynnette Moran                                
Siobhan O’Malley   

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

John Butler              
Paddy Cahill            
Pat Murphy             

Karl Geary                       in association with Literature Ireland
Nuala O’Connor                                                      
Julian Gough
Liz Nugent                           

Danny Diamond     
Amanda Feery                 in association with Contemporary Music Centre
Michael Gallen                 in association with CMC and Meath Arts Office         
Glen Hansard                     
Aisling Kenny                   in association with Music Network

Dan Colley                       in association with Draíocht       
Tom Creed              
Aindreas de Staic            in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Ken Fanning            
Mary-Lou McCarthy         in association with Draíocht       
Lynne Parker                      

Ursula Burke                    in association with VAI and Suki Tea
George Bolster   
Adrian Duncan                
Bea McMahon                    
Kate Nolan                          
Helen Sharp                    in association with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Language bursaries

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.