Professional Development

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 witha number of organisations, collaborating on structured creative support programmes, including Irish Theatre Institute. 

CoisCéim is also a founding partner of, and administrates the Emma O’Kane Bursary, which provides an unbounded opportunity for artists to explore and embrace dance, movement or a physical language in their work.

Professional Development

Choreography Connects

Funded by Arts Council of Ireland Iris Awards in 2022 & 2023 CHOREOGRAPHY CONNECTS is an important new venture that unites CoisCéim with two European dance trailblazers – …

Professional Development

Emma O’Kane Bursary

Emma O’Kane Bursary is an award for independent artists who want to think beyond the boundaries of their art form



A new collection of dances inspired by Dublin’s canals and surroundings to highlight everyday spaces as creative places through vibrant choreographic commissions by distinctive Dublin based dance …

Professional Development

Six in the Attic Off-Site

Since 2015, Irish Theatre Institute has worked with CoisCéim in providing residency space for Six in the Attic artists requiring dedicated desk and/or studio space.

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.