Guidelines for Applicants
Details of eligibility for an artist residency and how to apply.
Artists in residence have been appointed on an annual basis since the Centre Culturel Irlandais was inaugurated in October 2002. Through the residencies and its diverse cultural programme, the Centre Culturel Irlandais showcases Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.
Who can apply
Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.
How to apply
Call for applications from 16 November 2021 to 12 January 2022 at 5pm GMT.
Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Please read the terms and conditions for CCI residencies and partner-supported residencies below.
A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition and writers one published work.
Any familiarity with French culture and language should be indicated.
When to apply
The deadline for applications is at the beginning of January each year for residencies running from September of the same year to June of the following year. Applicants will be notified of the outcome at the end of March.
Terms and Conditions
- The residency is open to practitioners in all art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
- The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
- Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €750 per month.
- Artists may apply for a second residency on the understanding that they will be offered accommodation and travel ONLY.
- The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
- This programme of residencies begins in September 2022 and runs until August 2023. In the event that travel restrictions due to COVID still apply during this period, residencies may have to be postponed but will be honoured regardless.
We are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2022-23 residency programme and this year we are inaugurating a number of internationally-funded residencies. CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of month-long residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. All applicants should fulfil the general criteria for CCI residencies as well as a number of more specific criteria. Applying for one of the partner-funded residencies does not exclude you from being considered for a general CCI residency in your chosen field.
PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH MUSIC NETWORK
Music Network is supporting a 1-month residency for a musician seeking to further their performance career. Musicians working in all genres are eligible. This award will be made to a musician resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. Residency is based upon the Revenue Commissioners’ definition of the term (see www.revenue.ie). Residents will have a valid PPS number.
COMPOSITION RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTRE
The CMC is supporting a 1-month residency for a composer who is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are represented by CMC.
MOVING ON MUSIC RESIDENCY
Moving on Music is supporting a 1-month residency for a musician or composer working in any genre who is based in Northern Ireland.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a citizen of or living in Northern Ireland.
CORCADORCA THEATRE COMPANY RESIDENCY
Corcadorca Theatre Company is supporting a 1-month residency for an emerging playwright to develop their script at any stage of development. The month in Paris will be followed by a residency at the Corcadorca Theatre Development Centre (CTDC) in Cork, to bring the play to the next stage of development.
WATERFORD SPRAOI RESIDENCY
Waterford Spraoi is supporting a one-month residency for an artist working in the field of circus/street theatre.
N.B. Please note that you need only tick Theatre/Performing Arts to be considered for this application. No need to tick a Region or any other filter.
FILM ANIMATION RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARTOON SALOON
Cartoon Saloon is supporting a 1-month residency for directors of animated films and film professionals whose work is primarily in the animation medium.
IRISH DESIGN RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL IRELAND
The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is supporting a 3-month residency for a DCCI registered designer/maker. The recipient will be required to submit a residency report to DCCI no later than 30 days after completion of the programme.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form to indicate that you are member of DCCI (Ticking 'Design' as your primary discipline is not sufficient).
VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND RESIDENCY
Visual Artists Ireland is supporting a 2-month residency for any artist that is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a VAI member and wish to be considered for the Visual Artists Ireland Residency.
GRAPHIC STUDIO DUBLIN RESIDENCY
Graphic Studio Dublin is supporting a 1-month residency for a member of the studios.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the application form if you are a GSD member and wish to be considered for the residency.
LITERATURE IRELAND RESIDENCY
Literature Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a writer, working in English or Irish. The award is for a writer with a minimum of two books published with national or international distribution.
POETRY IRELAND RESIDENCY
Poetry Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a poet, working in English or Irish. The award is for a poet with a minimum of two collections published with national or international distribution.
Draíocht is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist working in any discipline, with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if your profile corresponds.
MEATH ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY
Meath Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Meath.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Meath
EALAÍN NA GAELTACHTA RESIDENCY
Ealaín na Gaeltachta is supporting a 1-month residency for a Gaeltacht based artist of any discipline working in the Irish language. The recipient will be required to submit a residency report to Ealaín na Gaeltachta no later than 30 days after completion of the programme.
N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form if you wish to apply.
CORK COUNTY COUNCIL RESIDENCY
Cork County Council is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Cork.
N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co.Cork
EILEEN GRAY E1027 RESIDENCY FOR ARCHITECTURE
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is supporting a new 1-month residency for an Irish architect to conduct research through practice. This residency includes a funded visit to Eileen Gray’s iconic E1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and to the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. The recipient will be required to publicly disseminate research findings in an appropriate form (lecture, exhibition, published article, podcast or video).
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are are a registered architect in Ireland.
TOMI UNGERER RESIDENCY FOR SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ARTISTS
This newly inaugurated 1 to 2-month residency supports artists with a socially-engaged practice based in Ireland or of Irish nationality. It enables a short introduction to the work of world-renowned artist Tomi Ungerer through consultation of his archives in France together with time spent at CCI Paris to further develop their practice.
N.B. A socially-engaged practice is understood to be an art practice in which the social interaction, participation, collaboration and/or activism is integral. Please tick the relevant box in the application form.
This international residency also supports a French or France-based artist with a socially-engaged practice for a 1-month residency in Ireland. Applications open on 15 December 2021.
Supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Tomi Ungerer Estate, Irish Embassy of France (Paris), Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe, Musée Tomi Ungerer, Mairie de Strasbourg (Strasbourg), French Embassy of Ireland, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Create – National development agency for collaborative arts (Dublin), University College Cork, The Guest House Project (Cork City), West Cork Arts Centre (Co. Cork)
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY FOR THEATRE-MAKERS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ABBEY THEATRE
The Abbey Theatre is supporting a 1-month residency for a theatre-maker to develop their practice as part of an international residency opportunity in the CCI during the month of October 2022. Three other national theatres/festivals will also support three theatre-makers who will reside in the CCI during the same month. The residency will include networking opportunities for all four theatre-makers. Confirmed international partners are the Vilnius International Theatre Festival Sirenos, Vsi Teatro informacijos centras, Lithuania and the Lithuanian Embassy in Paris; Teatro Nacional Dona Maria, Lisbon, the Centre culturel Camoes and Portuguese Embassy in Paris.
N.B. If you are available in October 2022 and interested in applying, please mention this residency in your application
Important details to keep in mind when applying
- We recommend you type up information off-line and copy it into the form all at once.
To avoid overloading the system on the final day, we strongly advise you to make your application in advance.
You will know your application has been registered by the on-line system when you see a pop-up message on the screen thanking you for applying.
- Your application has been registered by the on-line system when you receive an email thanking you for applying. If you have not received this message, please resubmit your application.
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- Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted
In compliance with GDPR regulations, please be aware that your details will be kept on file by Centre Culturel Irlandais for 2 years following the close of the current application process.
You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to request removal of your details before this.