Fees, Bursaries & International Exchange

Find out more about fees and bursaries for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and opportunities for international exchanges. 

Residency Fees for 2019


Irish Artists resident in Ireland and EU Artists

  • €385 per week for full board in the Big House.
  • €210 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages.
  • €65 per night for short stays of 3 nights or less


International Artists

  • €600 per week for full board in the Big House.
  • €300 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages.


Payment Methods

Payments can be made using the following methods: Maestro, Visa, MasterCard, Euro cheques and Euro.

Grants and Bursaries


Local Authority Grants

Many of the Local Authorities in Northern Ireland and the www.localartsireland.ie/contact/ award bursaries for individual artists from their local area to come to Annaghmakerrig.  These bursaries are awarded annually and each local authority makes its own selection. Interested individuals should contact their local Arts Officer for further information on how to apply.

Special Bursaries

We have a number of specialist artform bursaries which are offered annually by our partners.

The Debi O'Hehir Bursary:

The artist Debi O’ Hehir sadly passed away in 2015.

From the time of her first visit in 2001, Debi was a regular resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig.  It was in many ways her spiritual home, a place where she could always find true peace and a calm, nurturing environment in which to create and make.  It was also where she met many firm friends who she laughed with and loved.

In her lifetime Debi exhibited throughout Ireland, the UK and France. Her beautifully fluid and wild ink drawings and exquisite bronze and wire sculptures were and are still greatly admired and sought after.

Her love of art, people, music, literature, poetry, and much more, was evident in how she lived her life: rich, full, fast, sometimes extreme, but always with enthusiasm and a strong sense of purpose.

This bursary is a means to remember and celebrate Debi and her beautiful work, and also a way in which her lively, generous spirit, so much a part of that work, can help and inspire the work of others.

The Application

Applications are sought form visual artists working in any media and at any stage of their career.

 Artists wishing to be considered for the bursary should submit 6 images of recent work, alongside a statement outlining their practice and plans for the residency.  A current CV is also required.

The Bursary

The bursary provides accommodation and studio space for one week at Annaghmakerrig. This is an opportunity for time away to focus on development of existing or new work.

Contact email: info@tyroneguthrie.ie

 Closing date for the 2020 residency is 30 Oct 2019


for Debi O’Hehir

You’re awake with the birds, the dog-

fox someone saw once at the gate,

your silhouette as splendid

as the shadow-deer, the horse

you’ve got the measure of

in ink.

Nothing that eludes you breaks

the silence here.  The lake accepts

the morning’s right

to take your dive

through loss 

to light.

Enda Coyle-Greene

from Map of the Last (Dedalus,2013) by kind permission


Jack Harte Bursary 

The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together again to offer a two-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2020. The award is named in honour of Jack Harte, founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature.  This is an open call to writers resident on the island of Ireland with a proven track record and at least one book of fiction or short stories published by a recognised publisher. Priority will be given to works of fiction. 

Application Deadline: 26 September 2019, at 5pm.



oelle Vial Poetry Bursary

Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival celebrate the memory of much loved Killybegs poet Noelle Vial, who died in 1993 with a special poetry bursary in her name. The bursary, which is being offered in association with members of the poet’s family, will take the form of a week-long stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and is aimed at emerging poets, writing in English or Irish or both.

In order to be eligible the poet should be at a particular point in the development of their writing career where their works have already have featured in a selection of established poetry publications; magazines, anthologies etc. and they are now at the point of preparing a debut or a second collection for submission for publication, or for submission to prospective publishers. The sojourn in the supportive environment of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is designed to provide the poet with the time and space to refine and collate their work.

The bursary is open to poets living and working in Donegal as well as to Donegal-born writers who may currently be based outside  the county.

Poets wishing to be considered for the bursary are invited to submit between 6 –10 samples of Recent Work, their current CV which will include a record of publication of work to-date, and an Artist’s Statement, of not more than 200 words, outlining how and why a stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre would assist their development as a writer at this time.

For further information, please contact Traolach ó Fionnain, Arts Officer, Donegal County Council on 074 9121968 or via email to traolach@donegalcoco.ie


Dance Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre partner in offering a unique opportunity to a choreographer to undertake a two-week residency in Annaghmakerrig each year.

Open to professional members of Dance Ireland, the two-week residency is an opportunity to spend time away to focus on the development of a new performance work, either alone or in collaboration. 

In addition to full board and lodging for up to three people (maximum), the award covers access to the dance studio at Annaghmakerrig and a small fund to cover expenses.

Professional (performer/choreographer/organisation) members of Dance Ireland, working in any dance genre, wishing to research ideas and/or work on a new performance piece are eligible to apply and should do so directly to Dance Ireland. For more details please contact The dates are available at http://danceireland.ie/opportunities 


MAKE is an artist development programme that provides valuable time and focus for fifteen performance makers to develop work. This residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre offers thinking time, studio space and mentorship to develop theatre and performance projects, working individually or in collaboration with other artists. Mentorship is provided through three international artists with a wealth of experience in creating new works. These mentors will be on hand with support and guidance. Production and AV support is also available to residents.

Over 100 artists have already graduated from this program to produce award-winning work, including Grace Dyas's Heroin, Tom Creed's Berlin Love Tour, and Stefanie Preissner's Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend.

A number of pieces created at MAKE have gone on to premiere or perform at Absolut Fringe and the Abbey stage, including Shane Byrne's Hungry Tender, Una McKevitt's Victor & Gord, and Martin Sharry's I Am Martin Sharry.

MAKE accepts individual as well as group applications across disciplines and interested makers should apply directly to MAKE.

Read more about MAKE and how to apply

MAKE is an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Tiger Dublin Fringe , Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum for the purpose of generating new performance work.

International Residency Exchanges

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a member of Res Artis, the umbrella organisation for Artists’ centres worldwide.  A number of these centres offer exchanges for artists who have previously been resident at Annaghmakerrig. Centres can change from time to time as new members join in the scheme.

Currently we have an exchange programme with: 

These exchanges are organised annually. Those interested should apply to Tyrone Guthrie using the standard application form but marking it ‘Exchange’ and naming your centre of choice. Applications should be sent to the Director to reach us by September 30th for take-up in the following year.