Dereenacappara’s residencies can offer time to focus on research and development, to inspire a new body of work, to start a fresh project here and carry your practice into the future.
Disciplines catered for:
Choreography, Collaboration, Composition, Concept & Theory, Drawing, Experimental Film & Video, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Photography, Poetry, Writing.
The hosts are committed to the ecology of the environment and work towards maintaining the ecosystem of the local landscape
Location: Ardgroom, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Eircode P75NW82
Duration: 1week to 1 month
Support: You will be offered a welcoming dinner on the evening of your arrival where you will meet your hosts. The residency consists of self-catering accommodation, studio space, garden, WIFI, bikes, kayaks, sauna, access to woodland and walks on commonage that includes bog and lake.
Organic vegetables from garden when available plus guidance in foraging local herbs and seaweeds.
We also have a diverse collection of books for reference purposes : Natural History, Art, Philosophy, Literature etc.
Harringtons Bus leaves Parnell Place, Cork City at 6 pm and arrives back in Ardgroom at 8.30 pm daily Mon to Sat (ex Thurs.) It departs from Ardgroom at 7.30 am and arrives in Cork City just after 10 am.
A car is useful to explore the area but not essential. The nearest shop/café/ PO and pub is 3 km away.
The barn at Dereenacappara is a cosy, intimate and flexible space consisting of two rooms, kitchenette and bathroom and can accommodate two – three persons or provide a workspace and bedroom for one person.
The emphasis is on the environment : we are surrounded by views of the Caha mountains and unspoilt bogland leading to a mile long lake, Lough Fada with access to kayaks and within walking distance of Kenmare Bay.
Costs: 250 euro per week.
The name ‘Dereenacappara’ means holding of the oaks and Hans has planted more than 12,000 trees on the land over the last 20 years. We manage the holding by sustainable methods where possible and are hugely aware of protecting and encouraging wildlife on the land. Lots of areas are left to go wild and we avoid cutting grassy areas until after they have been allowed to produce seed for birds and provide habitat for other wildlife.
Dereenacappara’s residencies can nurture the growth of seedling ideas by giving you the space to unselfconsciously experiment and play.