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, Graphic Print Studio, Kilkenny Arts Office, Limerick City and Council, Literature Ireland, Music Network, Suki Tea, Visual Artists Ireland and The Well Review.


Sarah Francis & Una Mullally
Paul Rowley


Jan Carson                            in association with Literature Ireland
Brian Dillon
Miriam Gamble                      in association with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Darragh McKeon
Emilie Pine
Ronan Ryan                          in association with The Well Review


Mawuli Boevi                         in association with Limerick City and Council
Paddy Groenland
Mairead Hickey                     in association with Music Network
David Keenan
David Kitt
Finola Merivale                     in association with Contemporary Music Centre
Breanndán Ó Beaglaioch     in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Neil Ó Loclainn
Liam O Maonlaí
Nick Roth                              in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Caroline Byrne
Philip Connaughton
Shane Mac an Bhaird         
Eleanor Methven
Sian Ní Mhuirí                       in association with Draiocht           
Zoe Ní Riordáin


Ailbhe Barrett                        in association with Graphic Print Studio
John Beattie
Alan Butler
Kevin Callaghan                    in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Cecilia Danell                        in association with VAI and Suki Tea
Teresa Dillon
Joy Gerrard             
Shane Lynam                       in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Anna Macleod
Deirdre O’Mahony                in association with Kilkenny Arts Office
Mary-Ruth Walsh


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

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 Aoibheann Greenan (with invited performers and members of collective East London Cable) for a performance of La Chambre Verte. 

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.