Greywood Arts

General information

Brief description of organisation

Greywood Arts is a multidisciplinary artists residency in a Georgian building in the quaint village of Killeagh, Co. Cork, Ireland. It is located beside the river Dissour, at the foot of Glenbower Wood, and just next door to one of the oldest thatched roof pubs in Ireland. Killeagh is ten minutes from the sea, and Cork City is only 35 minutes away.

Our Goals:
-to support the creative processes of performing artists, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, arts scholars and other creatives.
-to provide low-cost and no-cost space to artists.
-to provide a site for education, dialogue and engagement.
-to increase our community’s access to the arts.
-to offer a warm welcome and make all visitors feel comfortable and supported as they explore, imagine, invent and reflect.

We Value:
-Being articulate and transparent about process. A willingness to embrace not-knowing and spontaneity, as well as working with structure, strategy, and parameters.
-Work that is compelling, vital, and timely. We are a place to explore the methods and media that best express those ideas.
-Risk taking. Pushing boundaries, play, experimentation. Learning from failure as much as success.
-Collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Honing collaborative skills like communication, negotiation, and problem solving. Magic happens in the exchange of ideas and the intersection of media.
-Work at all stages. Supporting new work and work that reworks ideas.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Residencies are open to performing, visual and literary artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts related researchers and groups developing other creative projects. We are interested in process, and place no emphasis on production.

Greywood Arts has a movement studio, visual arts studio, writer´s room, and a library with a piano. There is also a dining room / meeting room available.

There are four bedrooms which can accommodate up to nine guests at a time. There is a fee for self-catering accommodation, but workspace is granted.

We are happy to support work-in-progress showings or other types of sharing with our local community.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Research
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Part of a Hotel or Guest House

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

We offer an annual Artist in the Community residency for an artist to work on a project with local community groups. This includes funding for project expenses, and when funding allows, an artist stipend. The Winter Writing Residency Competition is open to poetry & prose writers, with a prize of a one-week residency to take place during December-March. 2019 will be the first year of the Women Artists residency where three women-artists working in different disciplines will receive concurrent month-long residencies, mentorship & opportunities to showcase their work. We try to keep the fee for the standard residency low and do not offer scholarships at this time. We are committed to delivering a service that is accessible to artists, and hope to offer more funded residency opportunities as we grow.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Piano
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • concerts

How to reach

By train

The nearest train station is Midleton. Collection can be arranged with advanced notice.

By plane

Cork Airport is the closest, but Dublin Airport has a direct bus service to Cork City.

By car

Main Street in Killeagh is the same as the N25 running between Cork City and Waterford.

Nearest airport


Contact information

Greywood Arts
Main Street
P36 KN61 Killeagh, Co. Cork

Phone: 00353838451750

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