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

2019 Shawbrook Residencies

Application NOW OPEN for week-long residencies from March 3 to July 19 and Sep 15 - Sep 27

Deadline Thursday 6th December 12noon

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

What Shawbrook Offer

  • Provide studio access for the duration of your residency

  • Provide artists 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.


Application form is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/3vozKtXdCqz1TPbe2 (deadline is Thursday December 6th, 12 noon)

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.