DI Residencies- Open Call

Applications are now open for Dance Ireland Residencies taking place between September and December 2022.

The Dance Ireland Residency Programme exists to support dance artists to create new dance work, engage in artistic research, and maintain a studio practice. Residencies are aimed at non-funded artists or projects. We offer support through wholly subsidised studio space at DanceHouse, Dublin.

Applications are made through an open call process and will be assessed by members of the Dance Ireland team and an artist representative. Residencies will be awarded on how well they meet the criteria.

We are offering up to 8 residencies of one-week duration, in our studios at DanceHouse, with advice and support from the Dance Ireland team and the option of a studio showing through our New Movements programme.

Studios available for residency are generally small studios, if a medium studio is requested we will try to accommodate, but it is dependent on availability.  Residencies are offered as week-long blocks, Monday to Friday taking place during the day. Evening times are not possible.  There is currently a high demand on space for the Autumn season, the dates available for residencies are:

19th- 23rd Sept- Studio 3
26th-30th Sept- Studio 3
10th-14th Oct-Studio 6
24th-28th Oct- Studio 3
7th-11th Nov- Studio 6
21st-25th Nov- Studio 3
5th-9th Dec- Studio 3
12th-16th Dec- Studio 6

If you are offered a residency in this round and cannot avail of it between September and December, it is non-transferable to 2023.


There are 3 bursaries of €750 available to applicants living outside 75km of Dublin. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for this bursary.


There is one bursary of €750 for a Ukrainian Dance Artist to undertake a residency at DanceHouse. Dance Ireland membership not a requirement.


You must be a Professional Dance Ireland member to apply*
The residency should support artistic research for unfunded initiatives or projects and/or studio practice
Your proposal should be relevant to your artistic practice and vision
Your proposal should demonstrate the benefit of the residency to your professional practice
You should include an up to date CV, please send to programme@danceireland.ie before the closing date.

If you require additional access support, please include details of this in your application also, or get in touch to discuss further, contact: programme@danceireland.ie


Closing date for applications Wednesday, 10 August, 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Apply here

*If you need to renew your membership to apply for this opportunity, please note that we need a minimum of 2 weeks to process your request in advance of the deadline. Please contact Andrea on andrea.bolger@danceireland.ie to check your membership status.