Residency Updates

Monday 29th June:

In accordance with the Irish government’s plan to reopen the country, we anticipate welcoming artists to Greywood again on the 12th of July!

We will begin with artists based in Ireland, as travel throughout the Republic is permitted as of Phase 3 / June 29th. You can find more about the Creative Process Residency and available dates here.

For artists outside Ireland, there is still a 14-day quarantine required for anyone arriving from abroad. Due to the shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, self-isolation is not something we can accommodate at Greywood Arts. However, Foreign travel restrictions will be eased from July 9th with travellers permitted to move between countries with similar levels of coronavirus infection. The Irish government will review this list every two weeks, and countries with a second wave of the virus may be removed. You can visit the Reopen Europe website for up to date information about travel restrictions in the EU.

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 on public transport.

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