The Tyrone Guthrie Centre promotes excellence and innovation across all art forms by providing workspaces for professional writers, musicians, composers, dancers, directors, critics, and others in the arts sector with a proven record of achievement. Residents work in an environment which supports and values high standards, peer exchange, and is best for those with ambitious, clear and self-directed work ethic and sense of purpose.

Guidelines for Applicants

All applicants, whether working individually, or as part of a group/collaboration, must fill out individual application forms. Approval of individual applications will mean that artists may come to the Centre as individual practitioners, as well as part of a group/collaboration in the future. If members of the group/collaboration have already been resident with us, those members may email to request our Returning Residents form.

Criteria for New Applicants

We accept applications all year round. Applications are invited from practising professional artists working in all genres, along with designers, film makers, editors, critics, directors, and those working to support the arts sector with a proven record of achievement. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have a proven track record in your field of endeavour.
  • Be recognised by your peers as professional in your area of expertise – for example, membership of an associated professional organisation.
  • Authors across all genres must be published by a professional publishing house.
  • Visual artists must have exhibition track record in recognised professional venues and work selected for exhibition by professional curators, and/or work in a recognised public collection.
  • Musicians / composers / architects / designers/curators etc must have proven professional examples such as significant professional publications, performance, production and publishing histories. 
  • All applicants must give contact details for two professionals in their field of endeavour who would be willing to give verbal or written references on behalf of the applicant.

Those awarded a specific bursary through the Arts Council of Ireland, the ACNI, or through Arts Offices in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, or through bursary competitions organised by The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (assessed by panel) are considered to be approved for residencies with us, and do not have to go through the formal application process to return to the Centre. (Those who have received an Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland must make a full application using our online application form).


I find the house a brilliant place to go for concentrated bursts at either the beginning or the end of projects when immersion and total lack of distraction is really helpful.

Nick Kelly - Musician & screenplay writer.

The Arts Council | Funding the Arts The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Res Artists | Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht National Lottery Office of Public Works

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