Residency Programmes

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FACTORY DAYS

Factory Days offers 2 weeks of funding support and resources for investigative and creative research open mid-career and established circus and multidisciplinary artists (solo or companies) that include circus as one of their key artforms.

Proposals are welcome that focus on creative exploration at any stage of development: from initial investigations to the realisation of a work in development.

Applications for 2021 are now closed.
Applications for 2022 will open in December 2021.

 

 

FACTORY DAYS 2021

RECIPIENTS

Aduantas Aerial

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Derived from aduain – aduantas describes a feeling of unease, anxiety or fear brought on by unfamiliar surroundings. Aduantas are looking to create a performance art-piece melding aerial dance, theatre, storytelling, and floor acrobatics, appropriate for public consumption in an outdoor setting with social distancing. The performance incorporates bespoke music and sound, together with innovative lighting in a night-time/evening spectacle.

Natasha Bourke

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Ireland-based interdisciplinary artist of Irish/Dutch descent with a fine art and extensive movement/circus background. Natasha will be working with a number of collaborators to develop new solo work incorporating live sound, projection,vertical dance and tightwire.

Kathleen Doherty

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Kathleen will work with performance collaborator, Alexandre Duarte, where they will be looking at the adaptability of work to new spaces, continued creation of rigging scenography with multiple points and internalised development of the emotional ideas and themes present.

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FACTORY BITES

Factory Bites offers 1 week of resources for investigative and creative research open to new and emerging, circus and multidisciplinary artists (solo or companies) that include circus as one of their key artforms.

We welcome proposals that are focused on creative exploration at any stage of development: from initial investigations to the realisation of a work in development.

 

Applications for 2021 are now closed.
Applications for 2022 will open in December 2021.

 

FACTORY BITES 2021

RECIPIENTS

Eimear Ní Mhaoldonaigh

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Eimear is a multidisciplinary performance artist, who’s art explores themes of identity, sexuality, autonomy, perception and the dichotomy of human emotion.

Kate Mitchell

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Kate is a practicing circus artist for the last 7 years, she recently took part in the Factory Days residency and spent a week researching shapes with her hula hoops.

Linda Cullen

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Linda studied aerial dance in Europe, specialising in fusing movement, theatre and dance. Her background is in street theater and performances that engage topics of body image, femininity and ceremony.

Jude Marcus Penders

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Jude is a performer, a creator, a commentator. Philosopher, poet, and musician. Aiming to facilitate a deeper understanding of the world and of humanness through art, creating performances that foster and develop intimate connections with audiences. Jude will use his residency time to work on his first solo show - a currently untitled story of trauma, fear and hope from a Queer Irish experience.

Elisa Gallo Rosso

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Elisa is a performer artist committed to facilitate enjoyable, evocative and imaginative theatre, creating moments of connection with people in unusual settings. The residency at Circus Factory will allow Elisa to experiment an ambitious production’s to present in 2022, which requires an innovative approach that integrates puppets making, immersive theatre and video/sound technology.

Vicki M.Davis

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Vicki M.Davis is a Visual Artist based in Cork city. A recent graduate of TUDublin, B.A.V.A. on Sherkin Island, Vicki, utilises a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary mediums to engage with current social issues. Where symbolism and language play a vital role Vicki blends circus and figurative expression. The body as object is a common thread throughout her work and if you don’t find her filming herself on a circus apparatus she will be creating interactive sculptural forms.

PRIVATE

RESIDENCIES

Artists and companies are welcome to contact Circus Factory if they are looking for a residency space and have secured their own funding elsewhere. Availability is dependent on our calendar programme.

Costs per private residency are €100 per day.

Maximum 4 hours per day private time of Circus Factory space - additional time is shared with Circus Factory professional members.

 

 

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