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 2019-20.

Artist residencies

36 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend from one month to three months in Paris to develop their proposed projects.

This year sees CCI partnering 14 organisations: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Contemporary Music Centre, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Draoícht, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway City Arts Office, Galway County Arts Office, Graphic Print Studio, Literature Ireland, Meath Arts Office, Music Network, RDS/ Mason Hayes & Curran, Visual Artists Ireland and The Well Review.


Paul Duane
Tomm Moore


Tara Bergin
Kimberly Campanello
Susannah Dickey                 in association with Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Adrian Duncan                     in association with Literature Ireland
Cormac James
Christopher Kissane            in association with The Well Review
Dairena Ni Chinneide          in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Annemarie Ní Churreáin



Cormac Begley
Brenda Castles                 in association with Meath Arts Office
David Coonan                      in association with Contemporary Music Centre
Kate Ellis
Izumi Kimura                        in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Sid Peacock
Macdara Yeates                   in association with Music Network   



Cathal Cleary
Colin Dunne
Deirdre Dwyer                      in association with Draiocht                   
Deirdre Kinahan
Siobhan McSweeney
Conall Morrison                    in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Fearghus O Conchuir        



Tinka Bechert                       in association with Visual Artists Ireland
Joe Hanly
Michael Hanna
Selma Makela                      in association with Galway County Arts Office
Nuala O'Donovan                 in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Vaida Varnagiene                 in association with Graphic Print Studio
Louise Wallace                     in association with RDS/ Mason Hayes & Curran
Ruby Wallis                          in association with Galway City Arts Office


Trish Deseine Stevens


Language bursaries

11 bursaries for the month of August 2019 have been awarded to cultural and media professionals who wish to improve their French language skills for professional purposes.

Karl Burke                             Photographer
Sinéad Burke                        Writer, academic and broadcaster         
Ann Curran                           Photography lecturer and researcher
Diego Fasciati                       Irish National Opera
Conor Horgan                       Film director, photographer
Madeleine Keane                 Journalist, writer
Anne Mathews                    Communications professional                 
Maria McManus                    Poet
Ricki O’Rawe                        Academic
Marian Richardson               Broadcaster
Sharon Rolston                    Music Network


Romilly Walton-Masters Performance Award

We are delighted to announce that Kate Finegan is the 2020 recipient of the Romilly Walton Masters Award, set up in 2016 to support experimental work and emerging performers in Ireland. Together with Jade O'Connor, Kate Finegan will perform as FemmeBizarre in their newly created piece HAUS of FASH HUN. A cacophonic explosion of aerial dance, projection, original music, text and spoken word, it will smash up stereotypes and celebrate the limitless possibilities of identity.

Old Library and Historical Archives Fellowship 

A Fellowship Bursary for 4 weeks commencing in June 2019 has been awarded to Suzanne Lyle (Arts Council of Northern Ireland) to undertake an art-historical study of the patronage and production of CCI’s illuminated Flemish Psalter.
A Fellowship Bursary for 4 weeks commencing in July 2019 has been awarded to Mary Louise O’Donnell (Maynooth University) to conduct a survey of sacred and secular music from c.1750 to 1950 in the collections of the Old Library and Historical Archives.

The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to a student of talent from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months based at Centre Culturel Irlandais. The 2019 bursary has been awarded to Stephen Griffin, a PhD student reading history at the University of Limerick who will be investigating the extent to which the Irish diaspora engaged in diplomatic affairs in ancien regime Europe.