The Arts Council and University College Cork are delighted to announce the appointment of Pat Murphy as Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) for 2018-19.
The Film Artist in Residence role is jointly funded by the Arts Council and UCC and is offered in association with the Cork Film Festival. It is designed to provide a screenwriter of distinction with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment, while offering students the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.
Pat Murphy is an accomplished writer-director whose body of work includes Maeve, Anne Devlin, Nora and Tana Bana . During her residency she will engage with students at UCC through a range of events on campus. She will also participate in a public event at the Cork Film Festival in November 2018 and at UCC in 2019.
Speaking of the appointment Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film at the Arts Council, said: ‘The Arts Council wishes to congratulate Pat Murphy on her appointment as Film Artist in Residence at UCC. Pat is a leading figure in Irish film, and as a writer and director of immense talent she brings a wealth of experience to the role. As with previous film artists who have held the position, we hope the residency will provide Pat with the opportunity to further develop her distinguished practice in the creative environment of UCC.’
Pat Murphy is the fifth film artist to be appointed to the role and follows Carmel Winters, Gerry Stembridge, Hugh Travers and Mark O’Halloran, all of whom have enjoyed successful residencies at UCC since 2014.