About the Centre

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is a residential workplace for local, national, and international artists of all disciplines and cultures.

Opened in 1981, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is a residential workplace for local, national, and international artists, with a range of facilities that support creativity within a welcoming, home-like environment. It is a place of peace and quiet, and yet of collaboration and creative stimulation. Annaghmakerrig House belongs to the Irish State and as such the house and grounds are maintained by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The Centre receives financial support from the the Arts Council of Ireland/An Comhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a registered charity CHY6248.

We welcome applications from emerging, early, mid, and late career artists across all art forms. We welcome applications from creatives with visible and invisible disabilities, whether social, medical, or judicial. We welcome applications from creatives across all cultures on the island of Ireland and from further afield. Please see www.tyroneguthrie.ie/apply 

Annaghmakerrig House, or ‘The Big House’ as it is affectionately known, accommodates up to eleven residents in comfortable rooms. Additional accommodation was created through the refurbishment of the Farmyard Cottages, which provide self-catering accommodation for five additional residents. Cottage 5 has a second bedroom and is suitable for wheelchair access. We also have a self-contained unit close to the Big House which is suitable for wheelchair access. We can accommodate carers in Cottage 5, and in the self contained unit near the Big House. We have eight visual art studios, all well lit, with sinks and easels, along with a dance studio, a performance space with concert pitch grand piano, a composers room with concert pitch grand piano, and a print studio. Artists of all disciplines may apply to become a Tyrone Guthrie Centre Resident. If your application is successful you may return, up to twice a year, space permitting. While you do not need to go through the formal online application process to return to us, you are required to email us (do not telephone) to request our Returning Residents and Bursary Holders Application Form to put your name on our waiting list. We will give priority to bursary holders, and to new residents, above those who have been resident twice in one year. 

Previous bursary holders may reapply through our Returning Residents and Bursary Holders Application Form. Email info@tyroneguthrie.ie to request the form.

New applicants, new bursary holders, and those who may have been resident previously as part of a group, must apply using the New Applicants application form - link on this webpage.

Since opening in 1981 the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig has become essential to the local, national, and international arts infrastructure. We are an internationally recognised artists' residential workspace, and we have many bursaries available to artists. See our Bursaries page for more information.

THE TYRONE GUTHRIE CENTRE IS A REGISTERED CHARITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20010898

CHY number: 6248

Company Number: 76333