Romilly Walton Masters Award for Experimental Performance
supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais and Dublin Fringe Festival
We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Romilly Walton Masters Award for Experimental Performance is OSARO AZAMS
This award, established in 2016 in memory of the late director, producer, scriptwriter and friend of the CCI, Romilly Walton Masters, supports the making of bold, innovative, experimental performance work in the fields of theatre, music, dance, film or visual art to be experienced by audiences in France and Ireland. The award is intended to enable experimental theatre and performance makers in their early careers.
Osaro Azams is an up-and-coming Nigerian artist based in Ireland who creates her award-winning music night 'Black Jam' through her group Fried Plantains Collective with Dublin Fringe Festival and Abbey Theatre. She recently performed for Museum of Literature Ireland in work marking St Brigid's Day as well as for the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2021.
Artist residencies 2021
39 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend one month in Paris to develop their proposed projects, which range from the development of a new presentation of Beckett’s The Unnamable for MoLI or mapping Joyce’s Paris, to documenting the work of artisans who embellish Haute Couture gowns; and from creating a ‘Slow Mo’ dance work as the choreographer journeys from Dublin to Cyprus, to making music to accompany Colum McCann’s latest book about two grieving fathers in the Middle East.
This year sees CCI partnering some 16 organisations for its artist residencies:
Music Network, Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), Moving on Music, Belfast City Council, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), Visual Artists Ireland (VAI), Graphic Studio Dublin, Literature Ireland, Poetry Ireland, Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), Draoícht, Meath Arts Office, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway County Arts Office, RDS and Mason Hayes & Curran.
David Ian Bickley
Jean O’Brien in association with Poetry Ireland
Joanna Walsh in association with Literature Ireland
Conor Caldwell in association with Belfast City Council
Caitriona Frost in association with Music Network
Christy Leech in association with Meath Arts Office
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Xenia Pestova Bennett in association with Moving on Music
Karen Power in association with CMC
Andrew Duggan in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Kellie Hughes in association with MoLI
Liam McCarthy in association with Draíocht
Sarah-Jane Scott in association with Galway County Arts Office Council
VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Nadia Armstrong in association with RDS/Mason Hayes & Curran
Kate MacDonagh in association with Graphic Studio Dublin
Cecilia Moore in association with DCCI
Abigail O’Brien in association with Visual Artists Ireland
Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy in association with Visual Artists Ireland
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 recipients for 2021/2022 are:
Rosanne Gallenne School of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin
Tracey Mc Carthy Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick