For the fourth consecutive year, Dublin Circus Project and Dance Ireland have partnered to provide two residency opportunities: Catalyst and Ignition. Both programmes are an investment from Dance Ireland and Dublin Circus Project in risk and exploration, with the support of the Arts Council.
Catalyst is a series of 2 enhanced, fully resourced, week residencies at DanceHouse in March/April 2022. Catalyst supports a model where artists are valued and paid and where makers receive the support and resources they need in a creative process to experiment, develop and work collaboratively. To achieve this, Dublin Circus Project, funded by the Arts Council, offers a variety of support, which includes access to a rigging technician, a €1,200 award which covers artists’ fees and expenses and a €2000 award which covers the expense of working with a mentor. In addition, Dance Ireland and Dublin Circus Project offer in-kind support such as advice, administration and documentation. The artist will also engage with the circus and dance community and other segments of the arts community as relevant to their practice while they are in residence at DanceHouse.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Catalyst Residency recipients are Emily Aoibheann and Sean Smyth – Read More about the Recipients Here
Ignition is a fully resourced 2-week residency for emerging circus or multidisciplinary artists to develop new skills or pursue an artistic impulse. Artists in residence are offered a variety of supports, which includes : Studio Space, an Artist’s award of €1400, a Mentors’ Fees (up to €2000 in total), Photography / Videography, Stipend towards the purchase of materials, and access to a rigging technician. In addition, Dance Ireland and Dublin Circus Project will offer in-kind support such as career advice, administration and production support.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Ignition Residency recipients are Claire Carroll and Helen Keenan – Read More about the Recipients Here