Residency Updates

Monday 17th August:

Greywood Arts is once again welcoming artists based in Ireland for residencies!

We will begin with artists based in Ireland, as travel throughout the Republic is permitted (excluding currently locked down counties). You can find more about the Creative Process Residency and available dates here.

For artists outside Ireland, non-essential travel is still not advised by the Irish government. While travel restrictions have been eased for Green List countries, there is still a 14-day quarantine required for most international travellers. Due to the shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, self-isolation is not something we can accommodate at Greywood Arts.

How Covid-19 will affect your visit:

We ask everyone visiting to use their common sense: please do not arrive at Greywood if you are feeling unwell. If you have a compromised immune system, we recommend you reschedule your residency. Please follow public heath advise to wear a face covering where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Once here, practice good hygiene. Please review the following video from the HSE:

Per the government’s guidelines:

  • If you have a fever and/or a cough; you should stay at home regardless of your travel or contact history.
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres between yourself and other people and minimise social interactions.

Staff will be cleaning communal spaces and surfaces with frequent contact twice daily (e.g. door knobs, light switches, handrails). We ask that all residents use the hand sanitiser and disinfectant sprays provided to keep hands and surfaces hygienic. Please pay particular attention to bathroom and kitchen cleanliness.

There will be a maximum of 4 artists resident at Greywood at any time, plus myself and my husband. The guest kitchenette may require guests to stagger cooking slots in order to maintain social distancing. Our weekly communal meals are also paused at present.

We want all of our residents to have a welcoming, positive experience that nurtures their creative practice. If you are unable to attend as planned, we will do our best to reschedule your residency.

Of course, this is an evolving situation and uncharted territory for most of us! As with all future plans, the above is subject to change at the instruction of the government in response to Covid-19.

Please feel free to reach out at any stage – we’re always happy to have a conversation. Please contact us directly with any questions: Meanwhile – stay safe!

Kind regards,

Jessica Bonenfant
Artistic Director