Kylemore Abbey Global Centre's residency programs provide the opportunity for an eclectic range of artistic, musical, dance, business, and writing initiatives to grow and flourish in the beauty and tranquility of Connemara. Open registration to these programs invite living, learning and communing in a setting that is inspirational. Residents can establish connections with peers in their field by participating in tailored programs housed in the Centre, a facility featuring classroom, dining, and social space located on the grounds of the Kylemore Abbey Estate. These value-driven programs, created by and with master's of their trade, will allow for creativity, insight and deep reflection with focused concentration. The goal of these programs is to produce innovative work that will positively impact others in a variety of disciplines that serve the greater good of humanity.
Writing Residency Week
Dates: August 8-13, 2021; October 3-8, 2021; August 21-26, 2022
Join a like minded group of peers in the peaceful and inspiring surroundings of Kylemore Estate for our annual writers residency week. The stunning beauty of the Connemara landscape provides the perfect setting for inspiration and reflection. Take time to complete a piece of work or continue writing at your own pace in a quiet and comfortable environment.
Accommodation and meals are provided, our in house chef uses the finest of local produce to create wholesome and fulfilling dishes.
Art Residency Program
Partnered with the New York Academy of Art, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the University of Notre Dame's MA in art program, this month-long residency program has representation from all over the world. Through this program, students have the opportunity to be exposed to the Irish professional art scene, visit galleries throughout the country as well as experience local Irish art studios.
En Plein Air Art Workshop
Join painters Jaclyn Dooner & Simón Ramírez for a unique ten-day landscape painting and drawing workshop immersed in Connemara County’s diverse and unique topography. Learn key oil painting and drawing techniques while enjoying the great outdoors: color relationships, light and shadow, perspective drawing, and other essentials for capturing nature.