The aim of the Musicians-in-Residence Scheme is to provide opportunities to develop and showcase new work which may be compositional and/or performance focused i.e. to create new material and/or to develop a new artistic collaboration. The Scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. It was established in 2015.
The 2023 Musicians-in-Residence were Lioba Petrie; Rodrigo Almonte Zegarra; and Rosie Murphy. Previous Residencies have included traditional flute player Iarlaith Mac Gabhann, Trumpeter Darren Cornish Moore, and pianist, vocalist, producer and composer Ruth O’Mahony-Bradychamber group Ikigai, composer and guitarist Dave Flynn, the Tommy Halferty Trio, percussionist and composer Éamonn Cagney, improvising pianist and composer Izumi Kimura, composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Lara Gallagher, vocalist and songwriter Susan McKeown, pianist and composer Conor Linehan, sound artist and composer Craig Cox.