Creative Process Residency

The Creative Process Residency is our signature self-directed option open to all visual, performing and literary arts disciplines, as well as curators, researchers, creatives and philosophers – anyone with a creative process, really!

You’ll find information about availability, rates and how to apply below.

The Residency @ Greywood Arts is an artist-run space in our iconic 3-story Georgian house located in the centre of Killeagh, a vibrant modern Irish village, and beside Glenbower, an ancient Irish woodland. It is adjacent to the Coach House, Greywood Arts CLG’s not-for-profit studios, art classroom and event space. It is also home to Greywood’s Artistic Director, Jessica Bonenfant, her husband Hughie Coogan, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens and goats.

Applications for residencies from March – November 2023 are now open and will be accepted on a rolling basis for all disciplines! (The residency is closed from December – February)

Feel free to email us at to discuss availability and other needs before you apply.


  • Writer’s Den / desk-based workspace: A cosy space with a desk overlooking the river. It is also suitable for curators, researchers, filmmakers, musicians or anyone working mess-free. 
  • Visual Art Studio: A large, light filled space with a sink. It can be occupied exclusively by one person, or comfortably shared by collaborating artists.
  • The Big Studio: Perfect for movement and performing artists, but can be used for visual / other art forms if the floor is protected (we have a 3m square lino covering available).
  • The Library: typically common space, the library can be reserved for musicians requiring access to a piano.

More pictures of the studios can be found here.


Please contact us for group rates.

Pictures of the residency & accommodation can be found here.

Things to know:

  • Once accepted there is a non-refundable deposit of 25%. The balance is to be paid by the start of the residency. 
  • Fees are payable by bank transfer, card or cash.
  • For stays over one month in duration we can customise a payment plan.
  • We are happy to provide letters of support for any external funding applications that support your residency with us. Please give us as much notice as possible if you require a letter.
  • We are sometimes able to accommodate residents on short notice – email us about availability before applying.


As of 22/05/2023: We have stopped accepting new applications while we review a backlog of submissions for 2023.

Applications for March – November 2024 will reopen in June

Please email us at with any questions.

We have extremely limited availability remaining for this year, however we have held some autumn dates pending the outcome of a funding application. We will notify via our email list and social media accounts if further dates open up for 2023.


Please click here fill out our online application.

If you are unable to complete the form online, you can download the PDF version and email your responses to

You will be asked the following:

The Practicals:
Contact information
Workspace Request
Dates / Duration Requested

About You:
CV or Artist Statement (optional)
2-3 Work samples sent as links or attachments
(For groups please send info on all participants and a max of 5 work samples)

Your Project & Process:
Project Title (if any)
What are you working on (project description)?
How will you do it (process)? Tell us about your goals for the residency and how you will use your time.
Why are you doing it – why is this work vital?
What is the biggest challenge you are facing with the work?
Why do you want to work on it at Greywood Arts?
What kind of support do you need?
Would you like to engage with the community while you’re here? If so, how?
Have you received other funding or residencies for this project?

Questions? We’re happy to speak with you before you submit your application. Email or ring +353 83 845 1750.

We support interaction between visiting artists and the local community in the form of work-in-progress showings, demonstrations, readings, workshops or concerts. These encounters should serve the artist’s process, while also exposing a rural village to a vast variety of art forms and art-making processes. Let us know if you are interested in engaging with the community during your stay!

Participants must provide their own tools, equipment, and materials unless otherwise agreed with Greywood Arts. We are happy to help you locate and/or borrow what you need to the best of our ability. 

We are committed to developing a service that is accessible to artists.

  • We know artists are often parents, too. On a case by case basis, we may be able to accommodate families – please get in touch before applying. 
  • Greywood Arts is an inclusive, anti-racist space. Artists of all backgrounds, races, genders and sexual identities are welcome to apply.
  • The Creative Process Residency is a self-funded model. Any funded opportunities through Greywood Arts CLG will be listed on the website. However, we will always support applications for funding sought by residents. Please give us as much notice as possible should you require a letter of support or MOU.
  • Looking for funding? Check the guides on Res Artis & TransArtists for resource ideas. Culture Moves is also a great opportunity.
  • Our building is 250 years-old, and there are many stairs to navigate – bedrooms and studios are on the first and second floors (2nd/3rd floors US). We regret that we are not yet able to accommodate individuals with mobility disabilities.