The Residency

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.

Use the drop down menu (or click here) to discover our workspaces, accommodation, and application process, or to learn more about the area and your hosts.

A Focus on Process 

Greywood Arts provides an opportunity to focus on process. Work at any stage of development is welcome, so long as the project is compelling. The vital nature of a project supersedes the product here, and we invite new work as well as work that revisits or reworks prior ideas.

Greywood Arts is a site for the exchange of ideas. We value an articulate and transparent process – one that acknowledges confusion, not knowing, spontaneity, strategy, setting parameters, etc. We all become richer when we share our experiences.

We welcome collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and hope to be a site for honing skills like communication, negotiation, and problem solving. We are a place to explore the best method or medium to deliver a concept.

We encourage artists to take risks, play, experiment, and test things out. Failure is okay, as long as we learn from it.

Greywood Arts is young, in progress. We are learning ourselves.  We invite artists to give input and help shape the space and the program for future participants.

Creative Process Residency: Our signature self-directed residency that accepts applications on a rolling-basis.

We are happy to provide letters of support to accepted artists for any associated funding applications, e.g. bursaries or travel awards. Please contact us to discuss well in advance of your funding deadline.

Supported Residencies: We are sometimes able to offer funded residencies through partnership with our sister organisation, Greywood Arts CLG. Open calls will be advertised on this site. A list of past opportunities can be found here.

Workshops & Retreats: Our studios are available to host workshops requiring on-site accommodation. We can host teachers leading art, yoga, pilates, and music retreats. Contact us to discuss.