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There are three short residencies for artists taking place at the theatre in 2017. We are inviting applications for four short artist residencies in 2018 to spend 'Time at the Well.'

Short Residencies 2017

Three short four-week residencies for artists to work on creative projects are taking place at the theatre this year. The artists involved are Sligo musicians Kieran Quinn and Oisín Mac Diarmada and actor Nichola MacEvilly.

Kieran Quinn has been using this time to focus on song writing and collaborate with other artists. 
‘One of my main aims musically at the moment is to work on my song writing. I am extremely grateful to the Hawk's Well as this residency will afford me some valuable time to do just that, both on my own and with others, I hope'. Kieran will also host three concerts at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in 2017 as part of the residency including a second concert in the successful 'Songs' series, a night with up and coming artists in Sligo and a night with some of the musicians he hopes to collaborate with as part of the residency.


Nichola Mac Evilly is exploring the possibilities of adapting Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept for the stage. Nichola says it is a book she’s been dwelling on for some time. ‘I’ve had this anxiety that someone else might get there before me. I’m keen to unlock the language with a mind to sound and song. It’s amazing to be gifted the time to indulge in a personal project. I would have found it hard to take time out otherwise. There is a need in artists to keep developing skills and exploring different ways of making work. With the support of the Hawk’s Well you start to think anything is possible – and well, it is.’ 


Traditional musician Oisín Mac Diarmada aims to create an educational structure to support the development of fiddle playing in the Sligo region with a series of four weekend fiddle workshops in September and November along with a tuition programme and a Sligo Fiddle Project Concert on Sunday, November 12th.

Time at the Well - Short Residency Programme for 2018

We are inviting applications for four short artist residencies in 2018 to spend 'Time at the Well.'

Hawk’s Well Theatre is delighted to announce Time at the Well – a performing artist support scheme offering four short residency opportunities in 2018. Open to practising performance artists with a proven track record and a new project that needs floor time for development, Time at the Well provides workspace (or studio space) and stipend to each of the four creative practitioners with a one-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for two of the selected artists. Applications must be submitted by Thursday 19th October, 4pm. Download application form here.