Firkin Crane supports dance artists to develop their work over longer periods through its residency programmes.

There are often opportunities for dance enthusiasts, professional or not, to get involved with the different residency programmes at Firkin Crane. Frequently visiting dance professionals look for collaborators locally and often look for participants from the community with an interest in the arts. If you would like to be notified when these opportunities arrive please provide us with your contact details by emailing us at or by phoning (021) 450 7487


Dance Artist in Residence

Since October 2017 Junk Ensemble have been been Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane.

Junk Ensemble was founded in 2004 by identical twin sisters Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy to create works of brave and imaginative dance theatre. Previous Artists in Residence at Tate Britain, the multi-award winning company have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators. Junk Ensemble’s work has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Ireland and New York and continues to tour nationally and internationally. Their productions are often created in collaboration with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that seeks to challenge the traditional audience performer relationship. This approach has led to productions being created in non-traditional or found spaces as well as more conventional theatre spaces.

 Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at Firkin Crane 2017 – 2018 is supported by the Arts Council, Cork City Council and Firkin Crane.