The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award is awarded annually to an artist born or domiciled in Roscommon to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the Artist’s Workspace in Co. Monaghan. Each bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for a two-week period plus the use of a studio if necessary.
The scheme is open to practitioners in all artforms, born or domiciled in Roscommon.
Applicants should show significant achievement in their chosen field. This would normally mean that writers should already have published in book form, painters or sculptors should have had one-person shows in reputable galleries and that composers or musicians should have had their work commissioned, recorded or performed, or whatever might be appropriate to the particular artform. Otherwise the applicant must demonstrate a high degree of promise attested by referees or other forms of support from established figures in the arts.
Each application must be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and a reasonable sample of the artist’s work: 10 images from a visual artist, a book or 20 pages of published work from writers, a recording or score from musicians and any other supporting material that might be relevant.
Applicants should state clearly what they wish to accomplish during their stay at Annaghmakerrig. This project outline is often decisive and should demonstrate that the artist is commencing, concluding or working towards a body of work, exhibition, publication or performances, which will be helped by a stay in the Centre.
Annaghmakerrig is administered by a board appointed by the two Arts Councils in Ireland.