Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Apply for a CEIST RESIDENCY

Apply by Monday 2 September

Dance Cork Firkin Crane offers up to ten Ceist residencies each year to local, national and international dance artists.  These residencies provide space for creative investigation over a one or two-week period to develop ideas, projects, and collaborations. The aim is to create a pressure-free environment for artists who are encouraged to focus on current priorities, without the expectation of delivering a finished product. 

Applications open on Thursday 1 August 2024 for residencies taking place between January and June 2025.  The deadline is Monday 2 September. Selections will be made by a peer panel; notifications will be made by Tuesday 15 October 2024.

We also offer accommodation at our Jack Lynch House at 50% off the full price (see here for more info).

Residency and Application Guidelines

Currently DCFC does not cover travel costs, per diems, nor provide a stipend for these residencies. We recommend that artists apply to their own Arts Councils, Local Authorities, etc. to source funding for these expenses. See also the EU Artist Mobility Scheme Culture Moves Europe.  Necessary funding must be secured well in advance of the residency in order that we can promote it in our season brochures. We can offer a Letter of Support for your application. However, we require four weeks notice in advance of the funding deadline. Last minute requests for letters of support cannot be accommodated. If a residency date is accepted, cancellations are not permitted.

A studio is provided from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The main studio 1 measures 10.5m x 12m.  A marley floor covering is available and the studio is equipped with CD playback.  Portable barres may be requested. The studio is on the first floor.  For artists with a disability, we welcome submissions of an Access Rider. A wheelchair accessible toilet is provided at dressing room level on the ground floor and the studio is accessible via a lift. Three other studios are available; dimensions can be found here.

As an artist in residence, you are asked (but not required) to teach a 90-minute professional class on Thursday morning and present a free public showing on Friday evening.  

How to Apply

Send the below listed materials to Andrea Stapleton andrea[at] by the application deadline, Monday 2 September.

Proposal/project description — 1 page max including project timeline plan
– Links to previous works – Up to a total of 5’ (videos must be links, not files)
CV – 2-page max (including your contact info)

Notifications will be made by Tuesday 15 October 2024. You may send a video recording of your application if you prefer, this must be a link rather than a video file (Youtube / Vimeo / Google Drive links are all accepted, the link must not be private). You can also contact Andrea for any queries in relation to applying.

DCFC’s Ceist Residencies are supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork City Council.

Download the Application Information here.

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