Greywood Arts


Residencies are open to performing, visual and literary artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts related researchers, curators, and groups developing other creative projects. We are interested in process, and place no emphasis on production.

Greywood Arts has a movement studio, visual arts studio, writer?s room, and a library with a piano. There is also a dining room / meeting room available.

There are four bedrooms which can accommodate up to nine guests at a time. There is a fee for self-catering accommodation, but workspace is granted.

We are happy to support work-in-progress showings or other types of sharing with our local community.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Visit our website for funded opportunities offered in addition to the Standard Residency programme.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: Greywood Arts is a multidisciplinary artists residency in a Georgian building in the quaint village of Killeagh, Co. Cork, Ireland. It is located beside the river Dissour, at the foot of Glenbower Wood, and just next door to one of the oldest thatched roof pubs in Ireland. Killeagh is ten minutes from the sea, and Cork City is only 35 minutes away.

We are a welcoming place where meaningful personal and group experiences are constructed through participation in the cultural and educational events and residencies we programme.

Our Goals:

-to support the creative processes of performing artists, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, arts scholars and other creatives.

-to provide low-cost and no-cost space to artists.

-to provide a site for education, dialogue and engagement.

-to increase our community&rsquos access to the arts.

-to offer a warm welcome and make all visitors feel comfortable and supported as they explore, imagine, invent and reflect.

We Value:

-Being articulate and transparent about process. A willingness to embrace not-knowing and spontaneity, as well as working with structure, strategy, and parameters.

-Work that is compelling, vital, and timely. We are a place to explore the methods and media that best express those ideas.

-Risk taking. Pushing boundaries, play, experimentation. Learning from failure as much as success.

-Collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Honing collaborative skills like communication, negotiation, and problem solving. Magic happens in the exchange of ideas and the intersection of media.

-Work at all stages. Supporting new work and work that reworks ideas.


Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Hotel or Guest house
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We have relationships with local community groups such as the active retirement group, scouts, youth group, local artists, and primary schools and are happy to facilitate introductions
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Studio space, funded opportunities in addition to standard residency
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Cork
    Nearest Train Station: Midleton
    How to reach by plane: Cork Airport is the closest, but Dublin Airport has a direct bus service to Cork City.
    How to reach by train: The nearest train station is Midleton. Collection can be arranged with advanced notice.
    How to reach by car: Main Street in Killeagh is the same as the N25 running between Cork City and Waterford.
    Street & Number: Main Street
    Postal Code: P36 KN61
    City: Killeagh
    Country long: Ireland
    Main Street
    Killeagh P36 KN61 Ireland
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