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.
December - February 2019
Tom Creed was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2007 and since then has directed an impressive range of Irish and international companies, in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. He recently directed Benjamin Britten’s opera Owen Wingrave for the Paris Opera and, while at CCI, will develop an ambitious new 24-hour theatre adaptation of James Joyce’s legendary novel Ulysses.
February - February 2019
Writer Nuala O’Connor published her fifth short story collection, Joyride to Jupiter, in 2017 and her fourth novel, Becoming Belle, in 2018. Her works have been shortlisted for numerous awards. While in Paris, she will be researching and writing her new novel about Nora Barnacle, James Joyce’s wife, from the time of their meeting in Dublin to the writer’s death in Switzerland.
February - May 2019
in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland and Suki Tea
Artist Ursula Burke uses a variety of media including embroidery, sculpture, porcelain sculpture and drawing. Her works feature in the collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum and the Office of Public Works, Ireland. She is particularly interested in re-appropriating art historical tropes relative to particular periods in art history such as the Classical and the Baroque. While in Paris, she will undertake research into Sèvres porcelain at the Musée national de céramique.
February - March 2019
Lynne Parker is Artistic Director of one of Ireland’s best known theatre companies, Rough Magic, which she co-founded in 1984. While in Paris Lynne will develop a performance for four actors whose worlds are connected by inspirational music, in this case a series of dramatic jazz improvisations Si Dolce e il Tormento by Francesco Turrisi based on a theme from Monteverdi.
March - March 2019
in partnership with Music Network
Aisling Kenny is a soprano soloist and ensemble singer specialising in early music and art song. A member of Resurgam and Chamber Choir Ireland, she has performed with many well-known ensembles such as Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Kilkenny and Marlborough Baroque. While in Paris, she will immerse myself in French repertoire, specifically baroque, but also fin de siècle chanson and extend her professional network.
March - April 2019
Circus: Ken Fanning is a founding member of Tumble Circus, an award-winning company based in Belfast, whose productions use humour to communicate thought-provoking ideas. While in Paris, Ken will visit and train with circus artists and practitioners who have similar interests in combining performance and politics.