Applications are now open for Dance Ireland Residencies taking place between August and December 2023.

The Dance Ireland Residency Programme exists to support dance artists to create new dance work, engage in artistic research, and maintain a studio practice. Residencies are aimed at non-funded artists or projects. Support is offered through wholly subsidised studio space at DanceHouse, Dublin.

Applications are made through an open call process and will be assessed by members of the Dance Ireland team and an artist representative. Residencies will be awarded on how well they meet the criteria.

Dance Ireland are offering up to 8 residencies of one-week duration, in their studios at DanceHouse, with advice and support from the Dance Ireland team and the option of a studio showing through the New Movements programme.

Studios available for residency are generally small studios, if a medium studio is requested, DI will try to accommodate, but it is dependent on availability. Please note that the small and medium studios do not have black out blinds- to note if considering working with projection/dimmed lighting.

Residencies are offered as week-long blocks, Monday to Friday taking place during the day. Evening times are not possible. The following dates are available for residencies in Studios 3 & 6 (small studios)*:

– 31st July- 4th August

– 14th-18th August

– 21st-25th August

– 4th-9th September

– 18th-22nd September

– 25th-29th September

– 2nd-6th October

– 16th-20th October

– 23rd-27th October

– 6th -11th November

– 27th Nov-1st Dec

– 4th -8th December

– 11th –15th December

* If there is another week that would suit you better, please indicate that on the application form.

If you are offered a residency in this round and cannot avail of it between August and December 2023 , it is non-transferable to 2024.


There are 3 bursaries of €750 available to applicants living outside 75km of Dublin. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for this bursary.


There is one bursary of €750 and an access budget* for a Disabled Dance Artist to undertake a residency at DanceHouse. Dance Ireland membership not a requirement.

This residency is designed to support artists with disabilities to create new dance work without any barriers to space and support.

Artists are invited to notify Dance Ireland if they identify as d/Deaf or Disabled in their application form and this will be brought into the application assessment process.

If you require additional access support, please include details of this in your application, or get in touch to discuss further, contact: *

* There is a separate access budget to support participation in the application process and the residency programme for artists who identify as disabled or have additional support need. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible before the deadline to ensure that we can support as required. If you wish to submit your application by a video or audio submission, we will help support you in this process.


  • You must be a Professional Dance Ireland member to apply**
  • The residency should support artistic research for unfunded initiatives or projects and/or studio practice
  • Your proposal should be relevant to your artistic practice and vision
  • Your proposal should demonstrate the benefit of the residency to your professional practice
  • You should include an up-to-date CV, please send to before the closing date. You may include links to digital content if you feel it benefits your application.


Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 31st May. Late applications will not be accepted. Apply here

*If you need to renew your membership to apply for this opportunity, please note that we need a minimum of 1 week to process your request in advance of the deadline

** For the disabled artist award, you do not have to be a Professional Member of Dance Ireland.