Current Residents

Artists, writers, musicians... each season different residents carry out their own research and participate in CCI's cultural programme 

The combination of living and working in historic and atmospheric surroundings, in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, is of undeniable benefit to each artist in residence as well as an important means of channelling a wealth of artistic influence towards Ireland and its creative community.

Danny Diamond

Danny Diamond 

May - June 2019

A fiddle player based in Dublin, Danny Diamond’s collaborations with Irish writers have led to him turn his hand to writing song lyrics as well. He will use his time in Paris to arrange, compose and record music for a new project investigating community, place, digital alienation, and contemporary Irish identity. 

Event with artist:
Chapel Sessions - Double Bill autour du fiddler Danny Diamond
Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm


George Bolster

George Bolster 

May - May 2019

While at CCI, visual artist George Bolster will develop a new film reevaluating the Modernist project in terms of intention versus outcome. It will focus on La Cité de la Muette to the north of Paris which was conceived as a utopian urban community and drastically repurposed during the occupation of France in WWII.


Paddy Cahill

Paddy Cahill 

May - May 2019

Paddy Cahill is a documentary director primarily making films about art and architecture. His most recent films are Amanda Coogan: Long Now (2017) and Seán Hillen, Merging Views (2016) which won best short documentary at Galway Film Fleadh. In Paris, he will work on new projects related to 20th-century architecture.

Event with artist:
Documentary - Amanda Coogan: Long Now
Friday 10 May at 7.30pm


Aindrias de Staic

Aindrias de Staic 

May - May 2019

In partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Actor Aindrias de Staic’s work and interests lie chiefly in the combination of music and storytelling in theatre, film, TV, digital media and live performance. While at CCI, he will work on a new show that combines elements of folklore from the Leabhar Stiofán (Béaloideas) with old and new musical influences.

Event with artist:
Musical theater - Around the World on 80 Quid
Monday 13 May at 7.30pm


Elaine Grainger

Elaine Grainger 

June - August 2019

In partnership with RDS et Mason Hayes & Curran
Elaine Grainger won the prestigious RDS Visual Arts Award in 2018 which includes a 3-month residency here at CCI. Her artworks hover between two and three dimensions and are connected through the positioning of the viewer. While in Paris, she will explore the city and use it as a base to make site-sensitive interventions.


Amanda Feery

Amanda Feery 

July - July 2019

En partenariat avec Contemporary Music Centre
Amanda Feery is an Irish composer writing for acoustic, electronic, and improvisatory commissions. During her residency, she intends to record a collection of piano improvisations that start on the CCI chapel piano and move out to publicly accessible pianos in Paris forming an audio map of the city.


Cóilín O Dubhghaill

Cóilín O Dubhghaill 

August - August 2019

In partnership with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
A silversmith and academic, Cóilín O Dubhghaill will be conducting research into historical French dinanderie metalwork and the practice of contemporary metalworkers during his residency. He will also begin developing the design of a new metalwork collection for exhibition in 2020.