Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, is delighted to announce the recipients of residencies for the Centre’s 2021-2022 programme.
“In these times of uncertainty, CCI is more committed than ever to supporting Irish artists and welcoming them to Paris. Together with offering precious time to concentrate wholly on their work, our residencies allow artists to breathe new life into their practice by encountering all that this world capital has to offer”.
39 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend one month in Paris to develop their proposed projects, which range from the development of a new presentation of Beckett’s The Unnamable for MoLI or mapping Joyce’s Paris, to documenting the work of artisans who embellish Haute Couture gowns; and from creating a ‘Slow Mo’ dance work as the choreographer journeys from Dublin to Cyprus, to making music to accompany Colum McCann’s latest book about two grieving fathers in the Middle East.
This year sees CCI partnering some 16 organisations for its artist residencies:
Music Network, Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), Moving on Music, Belfast City Council, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), Visual Artists Ireland (VAI), Graphic Studio Dublin, Literature Ireland, Poetry Ireland, Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), Draoícht, Meath Arts Office, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway County Arts Office, RDS and Mason Hayes & Curran.
David Ian Bickley
Jean O’Brien in association with Poetry Ireland
Joanna Walsh in association with Literature Ireland
Conor Caldwell in association with Belfast City Council
Caitriona Frost in association with Music Network
Christy Leech in association with Meath Arts Office
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Xenia Pestova Bennett in association with Moving on Music
Karen Power in association with CMC
Andrew Duggan in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Kellie Hughes in association with MoLI
Liam McCarthy in association with Draíocht
Sarah-Jane Scott in association with Galway County Arts Office Council
VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Nadia Armstrong in association with RDS/Mason Hayes & Curran
Kate MacDonagh in association with Graphic Studio Dublin
Cecilia Moore in association with DCCI
Abigail O’Brien in association with Visual Artists Ireland
Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy in association with Visual Artists Ireland
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 recipients for 2021/2022 are:
Rosanne Gallenne School of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin
Tracey Mc Carthy Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick