Fees, Bursaries & International Exchange
Find out more about fees and bursaries for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and opportunities for international exchanges.
Residency Fees for 2017
Irish Artists resident in Ireland and EU Artists
- €350 per week for full board in the Big House.
- €200 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages.
- €600 per week for full board in the Big House.
- €300 per week for the self-catering Farmyard Cottages.
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 Republic of Ireland 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.
We have a number of specialist artform bursaries which are offered annually by our partners.
Valerie Earley Residency Award for Visual Artists
Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) established a commemorative residency in 2013 in memory of their late friend and colleague Valerie Earley, who worked with the VAI as Membership Manager for over seventeen years. The VAI wanted to provide a lasting memory of Valerie and hope that this award is one way in which Valerie's care for artist members will continue into the future.
The award is open to Members of Visual Artists Ireland and will be in the form of a two-week residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will be self-catering, and will provide accommodation and a studio facility.
Applications for this bursary can be made in our online application system. Please state that your application is for the Valerie Earley Award.
Application Deadline: the last Friday in June each year.
Noelle 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Ireland Dance Bursary
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
- Varuna, The National Writers Centre, Australia
- Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, VCCA
- Schwarndorf, Germany
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.