Residency Updates

We’re delighted to welcome artists back to the Creative Process Residency!

Ireland is now phasing out of lockdown and we will be able to reopen the residency on June 2nd, 2021.

You can find more about the Creative Process Residency here.

Please visit for the most up to date travel information:

International Visitors:
It is up to the individual to determine if their travel complies with Irish regulations.

Non-essential international travel is still not advised by the Irish government. We believe residencies are work related travel for professional artists. It is up to the individual to determine if their visit is an essential work related reason for travel.

All visitors to Ireland will require a negative PCR test result before traveling and will need to fill out a passenger locator form on arrival.

Visitors from some countries are required to observe a mandatory hotel quarantine at their own expense. This does not apply to fully vaccinated people.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to quarantine for 14 days, but this can end early if they receive a negative PCR test after 5 days. If you are fully vaccinated, please contact us to discuss the viability of quarantining at Greywood Arts.

EU Visitors:

Ireland intends to participate in the EU COVID-19 Certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) proposed by the European Commission to enable free movement within the EU. The proposal is expected to be ready before the summer. It must be agreed by Member States and the European Parliament and will potentially be in effect by August.

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 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.

The guest kitchenette may require guests to stagger cooking slots in order to maintain social distancing. Our weekly communal meals are back – but held outdoors 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