Booking, Fees, Bursaries & International Exchange

Find out more about fees and bursaries for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 2021-2022

Residency Fees for 2021-2022


Artists resident in Ireland and EU Artists

  • €385.00 per week for full board in the Big House - 7 nights.
  • €245 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages - 7 nights. 
  • Use of the second bedroom in House 5 will incure a fee of €125.00 per week or part thereof. This fee does not apply to carers.
  • Short stays of three nights or less will incure a ​€65.00 per night, and €55 per night thereafter (short stays are only available, space allowing, in the Big House).

Residents may book the big house for one week, or two weeks.


International Artists outside the EU zone

  • €600 per week for full board in the Big House (7 nights).
  • €345 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages (7 nights). 
  • Use of the second bedroom in House 5 will incure a fee of €125.00 per week or part thereof. This fee does not apply to carers.

Residents, including international residents and those outside the EU zone may book the farmyard cottages for 7 nights to one month (28 nights) only.


BOOKING - Covid 19 update 

If you have received confirmation that you have been accepted for a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, if you are a bursary holder, or if you are a returning Resident, please note the change to our booking procedures owing to Covid 19. It is no longer possible to book a place with us by phone. In order to make space for all who would like a place in our Big House, or in the self-catering cottages, we are creating a list for 2021 and 2022, to which you will be added via email. Please email for further information.  

Payment Methods

A pre-booking fee is required from all residents, whether new or returning, followed by payment in full two weeks before your arrival. 

We have moved to online banking. Your invoice will have payment details. You will receive an invoice for your booking fee and prepayment when your dates are arranged. Please ensure to add your name, and reference number if you have one (new and reapplying applicants from 2021 onwards), to your online bank payments.

Grants and Bursaries

Please note: Owing to a backlog of artists waiting to avail of our facilities as a result of Covid 19, all bursary holders must do their utmost to use their entire bursary at one time. We are no not in a position to split bursaries across months and weeks. Please be aware of this when booking your dates. Bursary holders must use their award for a residency in our Big House. Bursary holders may not swop to our self-contained cottages in order to gain more time at the Centre. 

Please note: All bursary holders are required to use their bursary for a residency with us within 12 calendar months.

Local Authority Grants

Many of the Local Authorities in Northern Ireland and the 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. Please watch our website for updates.


The Debi O'Hehir All Ireland Bursary for a Painter or Sculptor (open to all).

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 Bursary: The Debi O'Hehir All Ireland Bursary for a Painter or Sculptor (the call for applications will be open to all).

Application: will be online to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, details to be announced.

Application details for the Debi O'Hehir All Ireland Bursary for a Painter or Sculptor (2022 Residency with studio) will be announced in late 2021.

The Anita Young Bursary for a Mid-Career Painter in Association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the Royal Ulster Academy (RUA) (open to all mid-career artists).

Long time resident of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, the artist, Anita Young,  left us a bequest to faciliate bursaries for mid-career painters. We are very pleased to announce our new bursary in Anita Young's name, in association with the Royal Ulster Academy. The winner will be chosen by a designated person from the RUA, the Resident Director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and a member of the Board of Directors. The winner will receive a two week residency, with use of a visual arts studio, in our Big House, courtesy of Anita Young's bequest, along with up to £100 in travel expenses courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Ulster Academy. The first winner will be chosen at the annual RUA in 2021, to take up their residency in 2022.



Jack Harte Bursary 

The Jack Harte Bursary, organised by the Irish Writers Centre in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is named in honour of the founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature.  Run by open call by the Irish Writers' Centre 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 for 2021: yet to be announced  



The Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursaries in Association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

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


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 


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 (under review - updates in late march 2021)

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 (under review, update due in mid-March 2021).