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Our Artist in Residence space is a unique facility that brings international, national and home-grown artists from a range of genres to the MAC.


Igniting creative collaboration with the MAC’s artistic partners, audiences and local communities, the Artist in Residence programme is helping to shape the cultural landscape in Northern Ireland. 

We are pleased to welcome Artistic Director and Producer Anna Leckey to the MAC Artist in Residence space.

Photograph of Anna Leckey looking into the camera with a smile

Current Artist in Residence

Current Artist in Residence: Anna Leckey

Anna Leckey is the Founding Artistic Director and Producer of Three's Theatre Company - the new kids on the block who are doing things differently. Anna was previously our  Artist In Residence in January 2018 for 3 months when we supported her sell-out production Date Show, which offered Belfast something different, with Date Show being a promenade production with multiple journeys throughout the experience. 

Since then her team have worked to create Date Show After Dark (Bullitt, Oct 2018), 3 Stories (The MAC, Nov 2018) and Now For the North (The Lyric, May 2019). There are big plans of things to come. Now in her year long residency, Anna is on a mission to bring up the artists within her generation that need the opportunities.

"You gotta leap and the net will appear, luckily so far the net has been mostly made up by the supportive team at the MAC."

Anna Leckey

Previous Artists in Residence

Here's a list of our previous artists in residence at the MAC since we opened in 2012.

  • Tony Wright: July - October 2018
  • John Patrick Higgins: May - June 2018
  • Anna Leckey: Jan - March 2018
  • Samantha Porciello: Winter 2017
  • Carol Moore: July-Aug 2017
  • Oona Doherty: June 2017
  • Shannon Sickels (Yee): Spring 2017
  • Clare Dwyer-Hogg: Winter 2016-17
  • AMINI (Artist's Moving Image Northern Ireland): Autumn 2016
  • Conor Mitchell: Summer 2016 
  • Katie Richardson: Summer 2016
  • David Lyttle: Spring 2016
  • Gerard Gormley: Winter 2015
  • Leonie McDonagh: Spring 2015
  • Fionnuala Fagan: Winter 2014
  • Patrick J O’Reilly: Spring 2014
  • Damian Gorman: Spring 2013
  • Conor Mitchell: Winter 2012
  • Jimmy McAleavey: Autumn 2012
  • Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC): Spring 2012