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We are proud to give artists across Ireland the space, the support and the opportunity to create, develop and dream through our Activate Residency

We look forward to sharing news of their projects over the coming weeks and months

Activate is supported by @artscouncilireland & @creativeireland @creativeirelongford

Activate Residency recipients 2020

Activate Residents 2020

Activate Residency recipients 2020

Joanne Ryan & Ed Robinson Activate Residency Backstage

Joanne will work on the development of the musical element of ‘We are so  Lightly Here’, a piece of theatre centred around her quest to get ready for the only thing about her life that she can ever be certain of: That it will end. Joanne will collaborate with musician/performer Ruth Mc Gill and composer/sound designer Sinéad Diskin to develop songs based on the testimony of project participants. Edinburgh-based director Ed Robson. Producer Sadhbh Barrett Coakley will chart the process for a total of 3 hours remotely and will join on the final day of development Bursary €3,655 plus accommodation

Arts Council Spotlight
Mona Considine, Director of Backstage Theatre and choreographer Roisin Whelan about the Activate Residency Programme.

Take a moment to hear Oonagh Kearney, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Derek UgoChukwu, Sarah Ahern and Longford’s own Felicia Olusanya, Back Stage at Backstage to Janice about their work, their unique approach to film making and the importance of having the space to create together.

Alan mcmonagle & goretti & co

A two week intensive rehearsal / workshop of ‘Oscar Night’, the second play in a trilogy and follow up to ‘Shirley Temple Killer Queen’, developed at Backstage during Alan’s 2020 residency.  Working with Director Gorretti Slavin and a cast of actors, Alan will adapt a pre-existing audio piece, creating a one-act black comedy with a cast of three for stage. Bursary €5,000 plus accommodation

Roisin Whelan (R.W.D.) Choreography by Roisin Whelan in collaboration with dancer, Joshua Scott Film and Editing by Joshua Scott Music: Lofi Mallet – Kwon

Activate Residents Fionnuala Gygax, Matthew Malone, Clare Monnelly & Jamie O’Neil

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