Centre Culturel Irlandais Announces Recipients of Residencies and Bursaries for 2018/19 Programme

Posted 12.04.18

Centre Culturel Irlandais Announces Recipients of Residencies and Bursaries for 2018/19 Programme

Centre Culturel Irlandais has announced the recipients of artist residencies, language bursaries, Romilly Walton Masters Performance Award, Old Library and Archives Fellowship, and Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary for 2018-2019

Artist residencies

27 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend from one month to three months in Paris to develop their proposed projects, which range from a show for young audiences, a feature film about visionary engineer Peter Rice to a new opera based on the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Soviet. This year sees CCI partnering 11 organisations: Contemporary Music Centre, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Draoícht, Literature Ireland, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Meath Arts Office, Music Network, Suki Tea, Visual Artists Ireland, in Paris, Les Ateliers de Paris studios.


  • Lynette Moran                                 
  • Siobhan O’Malley  


  • Triona Ellis in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Ateliers de Paris
  • Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Ateliers de Paris


  • John Butler              
  • Paddy Cahill           
  • Pat Murphy              


  • Karl Geary in association with Literature Ireland
  • Nuala O’Connor                                                     
  • Julian McGough
  • Liz Nugent                           


  • Danny Diamond     
  • Amanda Feery in association with Contemporary Music Centre
  • Michael Gallen in association with CMC and Meath Arts Office          
  • Glen Hansard                      
  • Aisling Kenny in association with Music Network


  • Dan Colley in association with Draiocht        
  • Tom Creed               
  • Aindreas de Staic in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
  • Ken Fanning            
  • Mary-Lou McCarthy in association with Draiocht        
  • Lynne Parker                          


  • Ursula Burke in association with VAI and Suki Tea
  • George Bolster                    
  • Bea McMahon                      
  • Kate Nolan                           
  • Helen Sharpe in association with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council


Language bursaries

10 bursaries for the month of August 2017 have been awarded to cultural and media professionals who wish to improve their French language skills for professional purposes.

  • Valerie Connor - Curator                                                                     
  • Róise Goan - Curator, Producer, Writer and Director             
  • Lorelei Harris - Broadcaster, Editor, Documentary-maker         
  • Noel Kelly - Director, Visual Artists Ireland                          
  • Lynda Lee - Singer, Royal Irish Academy of Music               
  • Martin McGinley - Journalist, Musician                                  
  • Yvonne McDevitt - Film Director                                                          
  • Eleanor Methven - Actor                                                             
  • Anne Roper - Writer, Producer, Director                                  
  • Kate Strain - Director Grazer Kunstverein       


Romilly Walton-Masters Performance Award

For the third year, the Walton-Masters family supports a performance in CCI by an emerging performer or group working in the areas of experimental theatre, music, dance, film or visual art; this award has been granted to MALAPROP Theatre for a production of Everything Not Saved.

Old Library and Historical Archives Fellowship    

A Fellowship Bursary for 6 weeks commencing in September 2018 has been awarded to Jacinta Prunty, Head of the Department of History, Maynooth University to conduct research into the CCI’s Historical Archives collection on the subject of “Map-making in nineteenth-century France”.

The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to a student of talent from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months based at Centre Culturel Irlandais. The 2018 bursary has been awarded to James McGlynn, Conductor, Composer and PhD researcher.

For further information: www.centreculturelirlandais.com

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