Artist Residencies

The artist in residence programme supports artists (from various disciplines) in their own professional development, to create new work, while ensuring greater access to the arts for more people across Kerry, as the artist’s work with individuals, fellow artists, community groups and schools, through mentoring, workshops and projects. The programme is co-funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council with support from Creative Ireland.


Dancer in Residence – Catherine Young
Catherine is currently facilitating weekly dance classes with communities in Ballybunion, Tralee and Dingle, through the integration dance project Céilí Afro Dabke Ukraine.

Large-scale Dance Performance

Photo: Rory Kirby


Filmmaker in Residence – Marcella O’ Connor
Working with schools on short filmmaking projects and workshops is the focus of Marcella’s residency however, she is also available to work with community groups interested in filmmaking and to offer advice to emerging filmmakers.

Marcella with film equipment