ResidenciesThe Firkin Crane provides a supportive environment for creative endeavour and builds bridges between artists, for research and exploration, professional exchange, project development, performance opportunities and artistic growth. There is space and time for the artist's voice to be heard, supported by the staff and facilities of the Firkin Crane.
For maximum mutual benefit, the Firkin Crane is as collaborative as possible. To avoid any sense of isolation for the artist, there are opportunities to engage with dance professionals (experienced, emerging & student) and others interested in the visiting artist’s body of work. For example; the resident artist may give a workshop, a presentation or sharing, as is appropriate.
The particular circumstances of each residency will vary depending on the individual application and the category under which the residency falls.
For 2012/13, the Firkin Crane will be home to Laura Murphy, Cork’s first Dancer in Residence.
The Firkin Crane’s last professional dance residency programme was BLANK CANVAS, which provided a framework that is artist-focused, allowing her/him to define the concept, process, timescale, and delivery platform of each project.