Residency Programmes

Our supports to artists, practitioners and companies include residency programmes. To date these have included
the following:

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

2018/2019

2018

2018/2019

2018/2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2016-2019

2017 – to date

2018 – to date

2017

2016/17

2013 – 2016

2014-2019

2015

2012-2014

2011

Creative Ireland ‘Wings’ Residency

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Theatre Company in Residence

Creative Ireland Dance Residency

Creative Ireland Music Residency

Hatch Residency and Award

Hatch Residency and Award

Theatre Company in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Bealtaine Artist in Residence

Hatch Residency and Award

Hatch Residency and Award

Artist Residency

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Choral Residency

Visual Art Writer in Residence

Visual Art Writer in Residence

Bealtaine Dance Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Traditional Music Residency

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Agri_Culture Visual Art Residency

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residency

Veronica Dyas

Naomi Draper

Fregoli Theatre Company

Mintesinot Wolde

Leonora Neary

Claire Mullane

Cathal Maguire

Fregoli Theatre Company

Anna Newell

Julie Sharkey

Michael Harding

Karl Quinn

Manuela Corbari

Ronan Brady & Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

Maisie Lee

Anthony Keigher

Julie Sharkey

Cathy Jordan

Joanne Laws

Sue Rainsford

Mary Nunan

Julie Sharkey

Alan Kelly & Steph Germia

Linda Shevlin

Simon Carmen & Helen Sharp

Mary Cremin

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

2021 Residencies

Fregoli Theatre Company: Theatre Company in Residence 2021

In 2020 Fregoli Theatre Company embarked on their “Finding Home” residency at The Roscommon Arts Centre. They explored the theme of home in a year when the meaning of home became entirely different. This year the Fregoli’s return as Theatre Company in Residence at the centre to continue this exploration, with the support of  The Arts Council.

The company have embarked on an exciting programme of work that  includes community based engagements  throughout the county and  production of a new play “Cross Street” by Roscommon playwright Jarlath Tivnan.

The residency has 3 distinct phases as follows:

Phase 1: Professional Development for company residents:

A series of workshops both at the arts centre and via zoom with a range of arts practitioners and companies to allow artists to develop their own practice. To date Fregoli have participated in:

  • a 2 day online character workshop with Annie Ryan – The Corn Exchange.
  • a movement workshop with  Raymond Keane
  • an outdoor performance and street theatre workshop with Debbie Wright – Turas Theatre Collective

Phase 2: Community Projects:

  • “The Art of Care” 4 Fregoli members will work with young carers in Roscommon via Vita House aged 6+ throughout the month of July through a specially tailored workshop programme both on site at Vita House and at Roscommon Arts Centre
  • EROC Residents Ballaghaderreen: the company return for a second year to the EROC centre, where they will deliver a “summer camp” programme in July to young Syrian refugees
  • Street Angels: pop-up interventions/engagements with members of the public on the street this summer
  • Re-imaging of existing spaces in the county through a small series of arts projects currently in development

Phase 3: Production: 

In October the residency will see the company focus shift towards a new production produced in-house by Roscommon Arts Centre of a new play by Roscommon playwright Jarleth Tivnan “Cross Street” a work in progress virtual performance took place of this work in Nov 19.

About the play: The story centres on Enid who’s searching for a new home and finds a place on Cross Street, one of Galway’s most happening spots. However, she enters a space that’s is already populated by some serious creatures of habit. When Enid’s arrival threatens to disrupt well-worn routines, a house meeting is called to re-establish order. But on this stormy night, other events take over. Cross Street explores how mental issues can grow and manifest when left to fester, says Eimear. Each of the housemates has an issue: these range from grief, guilt, alcoholism, eating disorders, neglect, self-harm and self-doubt. And each person isolates from anyone who might either interfere or help.

The company members are Maria Tivnan, Jarlath Tivnan, Rob McFeely, Eilish McCarthy, Kate Murray, Tara Finn, Eimear Finan, Peter Shine and Oisin Robbins. This residency is supported by Roscommon Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Naomi Draper: Curator in Residence 

With the support of the Arts Council, Roscommon native Naomi Draper has been appointed as Curator in Residence for this year.

Naomi is an artist and educator based in Boyle. She graduated from NCAD with a Bachelor of Design specialising in glass in 2007. Following an Erasmus programme at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, she received a scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle. In 2011, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education at NCAD.

Naomi has participated on a number of residency programmes within contemporary art institutions, community and educational contexts; including the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, LOCIS Residency at Residence Botkyrka, Sweden, The Model, Sligo, and The Harrington Studios, Boyle, Co Roscommon.

Last year Naomi presented a solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, and at Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2018. Previous solo exhibitions include: Florilegium, a gathering of flowers at Roscommon Arts Centre and Artbox Projects, Dublin. Group and selected exhbitions include: A seed’s a star, the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, On Beauty, Roscommon Arts Centre, One Million to One, Botkyrka Konstall, Sweden, Paper for the Sky, Interstate, Brooklyn, NY and Practice national tour; West Cork Arts Centre, Axis Balymun, Dublin, The Model, Sligo. 

Joanne Laws & Sue Rainsford: Visual Art Writers in Residence

Our Visual Art Writer in Residence programme continues throughout 2019 with new texts by both writers Sue Rainsford & Joanne Laws. Both writers will be writing texts responding to exhibitions and projects throughout the county and their writings will be available online at roscommonartscentre.ie

 
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