DEADLINE: Applications accepting on ongoing basis.
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a residential workplace open to professional practictioners in all art forms. Artist residencies/retreats are for maximum periods of three months in the full board Big House and six months in the self catering Farmyard Cottages.
In a tranquil, beautiful setting amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan everything is provided for, including delicious food. With the advice and encouragement of his family Sir Tyrone Guthrie bequeathed his family home and estate to the State with the proviso that it be used for the benefit of artists. It was an inspired decision and one that has positively reshaped the cultural landscape of Ireland forever.
‘The Big House’ as it is affectionately known, accommodates up to eleven residents and up to seven can stay in the self-catering cottages. Eight studio spaces are also available along with a performance/dance space opened in 2006.
In partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology, the Centre has initiated an innovative project: ArtLog; a living archive which will record, archive and analyse the cultural acitivity of the Centre focusing particularly on the creative process itself.
Applying for a residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is easy. Just ensure you submit these three items as part of your application:
1) A completed application form inclusive of your personal details and statement of artistic intent, clearly and concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during your time with us.
2) An updated Curriculum Vitae (max 2 A4 pages).
3) Clearly labelled samples of recent work and relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, exhibition catalogues, DVD’s, etc. If you wish to have this material returned please enclose a stamped SAE.
If you are applying as a group then one person should make the application on behalf of the group. Please provide information on all applicants.
Applications are considered on an ongoing basis and will be acknowledged on receipt. Applications go before a Selection Committee of the Board of the Centre, which meets quarterly. Successful applicants will be notified by letter usually within a few weeks of the Selection Committee’s decision.
History Of Tyrone Guthrie
The opening of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan is today seen as a turning point in the cultural life of Ireland. At his death in 1971 Tyrone Guthrie, with the encouragement of his family, left the house in his will to the Irish State for use as a residential workplace for artists.
Guthrie’s dream was pursued by visionary and dedicated people through the two arts councils in Ireland at a time of deep political division. The old house was skilfully converted and Annaghmakerrig opened its doors to its first residents on 10 October 1981.
Over time, the Centre purchased the gardens, original parkland, lake and farmyard, together with its buildings and the leasehold of the woodlands.
The re-integrated Annaghmakerrig estate was officially handed over to the Irish State in 2007, its future was assured through the takeover of maintenance of both house and lands by the Office of Public Works.
THE TYRONE GUTHRIE CENTRE
County Monaghan, Ireland