2019 Shawbrook Residencies

In December 2018 we announced an OPEN CALL for week-long residencies at Shawbrook throughout 2019. We have over 30 applications from around the world. We are delighted to announced the following artists and companies have been succesful.

Aliina Lindroos, Luke Murphy (Attic Projects), Katherine Maxwell, Victoria Siegrist, Eva O Connor, Junk Ensemble, Hannah Rogerson (Tea Time Company), Ronan Brady, Mateusz Szczerek (Human Collective), Anna Rose, Veli Lehtovaara, Breandán de Gallaí, Kristyn Fontanella, Janne Aspvik, Heli Keskikallio, Bare Nerve, Kath Duggan + Sarah Dowling, Nathan Cornwell, Justine Doswell, MoveToMeet, Cree Barnett Williams, Youri De Gussem, Nina Mamia, Catherine Young.

The artists and companies this year come from Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

 See out CALENDAR of events for more information about the artists and the work they are undertaking.

Photo Credits: MoveToMeet Wolfgang Witten

Part of our annual programme of events, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.  

A residency at Shawbrook is an opportunity to pause, reflect, rejuvenate creative energies in a very unique, rural environment. A Shawbrook residency is low-tech, low-key away from the hustle and bustle of the city. What you need is within you, and Shawbrook provides a perfect environment to cultivate your creative vision. 

Outside of our annually funded residencies, our studios are available for hire by professional dance and theatre companies. Check out our calendar for  availability

What Shawbrook Offer

  • Provide studio access for the duration of your residency

  • Provide shared accommodation for max 7 people

  • Provide travel transfers to and from local train stops / bus stops on the day of arrival and departure at designated times, agreed in advance with the artist

  • Provide one return car journey per week to the local supermarket during your residency.

  • WiFi service is available, though limited. Phone reception is very limited.

  • Shawbrook do not cover travel costs or expenses

Please read:

  • Residencies are limited to ONE WEEK - Sunday evening to Friday afternoon

  • Residencies are offered to solo artists and groups of up to 7 people maximum

  • Artists and Groups MUST arrive at Shawbrook by 7pm on Sunday evening. If arriving to Dublin Airport, please allow 2 hours travel time to arrive at the collection point on time.

  • We highly recommend international artists hire a car

  • Artists agree to clean apartments / dorms on last day of residency. Please allow time for this, and time to travel back to Dublin Airport.


Applications for 2020 will open in November 2019.

Previous Artists-in-residence


Youri De Gussem (BEL), Mufatau (Junior)Yusuf (IRL), Peter Power (IRL), Oona Doherty (N-IRL), Eva O Connor (IRL), La Tresse (CAN), Chronos (NL), Rob Heaslip (IRL/UK), Luke Murphy (IRL), Valtteri Raekallio (FIN), Jann Esterhuizen (UK/SA) 


Philip Connaughton (Ireland), Dane Hurst (UK), Keren Rosenberg (Israel / Netherlands), Mbulelo Ndabeni (SA/UK) and Maya M. Carroll (IL /DE) and Johanna Nuutinen (Fin) Catherine Young (IRL) Argyro Tsampazi (Greece)


Finnish choreographer Annamari Keskinen was invited to create a new work, set in the forest, for our annual Forest Festival.  


Jessie Keenan & Sara Baxter, Cathy Coughlan, Antje O'Toole, Emily Aoibheann & Ruairi Donavan, Nina Pontgratz, My Johansson, Catríona Broklebank & Mark Sheridan of Black Lodge Films. 


Alicia Christofi-Walshe & Co., Laura Arend & Alex Ohen (Laboration), Michelle Cahill, Kathleen Doherty, and Stephanie Felber.


Siamsa TíreIMDT,   Coisceim,   Fidget Feet,   Inni-K,   Kathleen Doherty, Líadain HerriotEmma FitzgeraldFourtold, TavazivaLiv O Donoghue.   Eleesha Drennan DanceTheo Clinkard DanceLaura Arend - LaborationStephanie Felber Jamaal Burkmar Dance,  Donlon Dance , Catherine Young DanceAlicia Christofi-Walshe.

FABULOUS BEAST DANCE THEATRE Shows developed and rehearsed at SHAWBROOK:

Rian (2012), Helen and Hell (2011), James son of James (2007), Flowerbed (2006), The Bull (2005), Giselle (2003).