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

2018 Artists Residencies Announced

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) 

Residencies were offered through an open call launched in November 2017.  Part of our annual programme of events, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.  

Previous Artists-in-residence


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.