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 writer, illustrator and broadcaster John Patrick Higgins to the MAC Artist in Residence space until June 2018.
Current Artist in Residence: John Patrick Higgins
John Patrick Higgins is a writer, illustrator and broadcaster. He has written for Culture Northern Ireland, The View, Culturehub, The Belfast Telegraph and The Holborn. As Creative Director of Shot Glass Theatre he wrote and produced ten plays in four years. Credits include: Over by Christmas for Wireless Mystery Theatre. Dec 14. Voices Off. Shot Glass Theatre. April 2015. Prick! Belfast Film Festival. April 2016. I Yam what I Yam. Lunchbox Theatre. July 2016. Aug. 2016. Veal and Ham Pie Island. Accidental Theatre. November 2016. Bluebeard's Ghost. Edinburgh Festival. Aug 2017. He also contributed to Anna Leckey's Date Show at the MAC in February 2018.
Originally written for the Edinburgh Festival his recent play Every Day I Wake up Hopeful was staged at the MAC as part of Edgefest with Prime Cut Productions.
Here's a list of our previous artists in residence at the MAC since we opened in 2012.