The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig

News from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

A residential workplace for artists, dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity within a welcoming and trusted environment, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is an established and central part of cultural life in Ireland and is the largest residency of its type for artists in this country.

The Centre at Annaghmakerrig is universally well-regarded for successfully providing a creative space outside everyday life, which gives artists time and space to focus on ideas and work.

Dance Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residential Residency at Annaghmakerrig

Dance Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig are working together to offer a two-week fully resourced residential residency to take place in spring 2015. This follows a successful pilot residency in April 2014, which was undertaken by choreographer Luke Murphy and his collaborators.

This new initiative aims to support the development of new dance creation by offering dance makers the opportunity to focus on research and development of new ideas and choreographic process.

Speaking about the opportunity Murphy said, my two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre not only gave me a chance to work in a private, supportive and inspiring environment, it allowed me the time, space and focus to embark on a completely different kind of creative process. I was in residence with two fellow performers and joined by a historian for a portion of the time and together we were able to bunker down and dig into a new work without any distractions, complications or obstacles. I was both delighted and grateful for the work we achieved and for the opportunity to work alongside such a diverse and interesting set of artists across such a broad range of art forms. The staff were wonderfully supportive and the facilities are all absolutely excellent and don't even get me started on the food…many thanks to Robbie, Lavina, Martina, Ingrid, Mary and of course Paul and the entire Dance Ireland team. 

It is anticipated that the open call for 2105 proposals will be issued later in October.

For further information on Dance Ireland’s programme of artist supports, check out the training and development section of our website and for further information on the unique resources available at Annaghmakerrig, check out

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Co. Monaghan

phone: 00 353 47 54003