Opportunities for artists and arts workers

Fostering professional development is part of our mission. 

Our new studio at 42 Fairview Strand enables us to provide inventive opportunities for independent artists and performing arts professionals.

In addition to bespoke masterclasses and tailored studio supports, we work together with resource organisations and structured creative support programmes, including Irish Theatre Institute (ITI & CoisCéim Six in the Attic (SITA) Alumni Offsite programme), Dance Limerick (STEP UP dance project) and ONCE OFF Productions.
CoisCéim is also a founding partner of the Emma O’Kane Bursary that provides an unbounded opportunity for artists to explore and embrace dance, movement or a physical language in their work.  


Isadora MASTERCLASS with Christopher Ash 

On the FRANCIS FOOTWORK stage at THE ARK, Dublin 2
6pm | Saturday 23 April
FREE | Capacity is limited, booking required | Email sarah@coisceim.com

Creators of all kinds — performance artists, designers, audio-visual techs, VJs — are able to craft unique environments, improvise and produce experimental experiences through the immersive, reactive system Isadora provides. 

Philadelphia-based Designer and Filmmaker Christopher Ash’s work has been seen in 13 countries and been recognised for 15 awards. Notable credits include, Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), Saint Joan, Network, The Prince of Broadway, the Crucible, and On The Town. Opera designs that have been presented at The Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. Christopher holds an MFA in design from the Yale School of Drama.  

For CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Christopher Ash has designed FRANCIS FOOTWORK, IN THE MAGIC HOUR and BODY LANGUAGE using Isadora and  this Masterclass is an opportunity for emerging theatre professionals to learn practical applications of the software.

For more information about Christopher Ash please see www.christopherash.com

Artists we’ve supported at 42 Fairview Strand


Hive City Legacy: Dublin Chapter rehearsals

August-September 2022

Kate Stanley Brennan

EMMA O’KANE BURSARY inaugural recipient

April-July 2022

Company Philip Connaughton


March 2022

bluehouse theatre

Two Hundred Deer to Every Lion development | Smock Alley’s Scene + Heard Festival 2022

February 2022

Ella Clarke and Katherine O’Malley

Emma O’Kane Bursary Resource Commissioned Artists

February 2022

Stephanie Dufresne


January 2022

Jonathan Mitchell


November 2021

And these are some of the many artists and companies we hosted at our old home, 14 Sackville Place…

Abbey Theatre, Alexandra Ayvazova, American College Dublin, Anderson De Souza, Andrew Flynn, Anú Productions, Aoife McAtamney, Baboró International Arts Festival, Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Biodanza, Brian Culligan, Brokentalkers, Caitriona Ni Murchu, Carlos Gonzalos, Katherine O’Malley, Cathy Coughlan, Catherine Young, Chris Dylus, Ciaran Grey, Claire Lewis, Company B, Corn Exchange, Dan Reardon, Dagmara Jerzack, Dance Ireland, David Thaxton, Don King, Dublin City Council Arts Office, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Youth Theatre, Emma O’Kane, Eva O’Connor, Fergus Cullen, Fidget Feet, Fishamble, Gaiety School of Acting, Galway Dance Project, Gate Theatre, Gavin O’Sullivan, Inchicore College, Irene O’Mara, Irish National Opera, Jeanette Keane, Jenny Carr, Jim Roche, John Scott Dance, Junk Ensemble, Just Eat, Justine Cooper, Justine Doswell, Kamile Ciapaite, Kate Gandara, Kate Stanley Brennan, Lara Hickey, Laura Macken, Lea Weber, Liam Hourican, Lina Anondonovska, Liz Roche Company, Lucy West, Maiden Voyage, Martin Sherry, Mateusz Szczerek, Megan Kennedy, Michael Stone, Michelle Cahill, Monica Munroz Marin, Muirne Bloomer, National Gallery Of Ireland, Nicole McDonald, Noelle Brown, Pat Kinevane, Olwyn Lyons, Paul Curley, Company Philip Connaughton, Philippa Donnellan, Pom Boyd, Project Arts Centre, Rachel Donnelly/DRAFF Magazine, Richard Stone, Richmond Marketing, Ríonach Ní Néill, RNH Academy, Rory Hues, RTÉ, Sibeal Davitt, Sinead Cahill, Sinead Cormack, Shane O’Reilly, Spot On TV, St Patricks Festival, Talking Shop Ensemble, Teac Damsa, The Performance Corporation, Theatre Club, thisispopbaby, Tyrone Productions, United Fall, Upper Circle Academy, Velo-City, Viva Dance, VHI, WillFredd Theatre, XOD, Yellow Asylum Films, Zoe Ni Riordain.