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 of Ireland.


Dancer in Residence – Catherine Young

Large-scale Dance Performance

Photo: Rory Kirby


Writer in Residence – Emer Fallon

Emer has a keen interest in climate and the environment and she will be exploring these topics further during her residency, as she engages with both new and established writers across the county, through her Writers on the Bus project. This unique project will highlight the service provided by Local Link Kerry, while aiding writers living along the bus routes, in reducing their carbon footprint, connecting them with each other and providing them with a platform to share and showcase their work. From mid-April, Emer will be hopping on the buses, meeting fellow writers and chatting to them about their writing. She will provide a series of workshops, exploring themes such as ‘A Sense of Place’, ‘Grounding your Words’, and ‘A Deep Dive into the Weather’, with the aim of creating new work for display on eight of the buses.

In addition, Emer is available to offer writing advice and feedback to individuals and groups of all writing levels and experience.

For further information and to sign up for Writers on the Bus, or for a group, or one-to-one, session with Emer, email her directly at