Bursary Partnerships on the island of Ireland

County Council and Borough Council Arts Office Bursaries Awards

Bursary opportunities to The Tyrone Guthrie Council are offered by Arts Officers attached to various county councils in the Republic of Ireland, and by Arts Officers attached to borough councils in Northern Ireland. Please check with your local arts officer.

Fingal County Council, Tyrone Guthrie Centre & Bealtaine Festival Residency Award

One month residency, full board, at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, which takes place for the month of May. Open to visual artists and writers aged 50 +. Applications welcome from artists from diverse cultural or minority communities. Advertised online by all partnering organisations.

Fingal Arts Bealtaine

Age and Opportunity Local Authority Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award

In association with Louth County Council Arts Office, Meath County Council Arts Office, Age and Opportunity, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The Age and Opportunity Residency Awards aim to support older professional artists to develop their practice, by creating time and space to think and to reflect on their work. The award will be offered to an artist from Meath and an artist from Louth, for one-week, full board. The residencies for 2022 are taking place in October 2022 after call out by all organisations online.

Create Louthageandopportunity Meath County Council

Children's Books Ireland and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Book Artists – Authors and/or Illustrators.

Children’s Books Ireland funds all residencies (full Board) advertised for the Republic of Ireland. Number of residencies to be decided by Children’s Books Ireland. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre funds the bursary awarded to a candidate from Northern Ireland. Bursary opportunities advertised by both organisations online at different times of the year.

Children's Book Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland, Publishing Ireland, Illustrator’s Ireland, Dublin Book Festival, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Residency bursary programme with the goal of increasing diversity in children’s literature by breaking down the barriers to publication, progression, and inclusion. The opportunity is awarded to six mentees, selected by open call, for a 7-night residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, full board. The cost of the programme is covered by Children’s Books Ireland. The opportunity is advertised by Children’s Books Ireland and all associated organisations online.

Publishing IrelandChildren's Book IrelandDublin Book Festival Illustrators Ireland

Poetry Ireland Trocaire Bursary

Funded by Poetry Ireland, this bursary offers two weeks for a poet in our Big House, full board. Advertised online by Poetry Ireland.

Poetry Ireland Trócaire

Ireland Chair of Poetry Award

Funded by Poetry Ireland, this bursary offers the recipient a four week residency in our Big House, fully catered.

Both awards offered by Poetry Ireland are advertised on their website and online platforms.

Poetry Ireland

The Jack Harte Bursary – created and funded by the Irish Writers Centre in Partnership with The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

In existence since 2015, this bursary is so named in honour of the founder of the Irish Writers Centre. The 2022 call out will seek to attract a professional writer, or a writer with a publishing contract, who will receive a week-long residency in our Big House, fully catered.

Irish Writers Centre

The Lacuna Bursary – created and funded by The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Partnership with the Irish Writers Centre

A new bursary, created in 2022, it is designed to offer an emerging writer from an underrepresented group the opportunity to develop their writing during a week-long residency in our Big House, fully catered.

The call out for the Jack Harte Bursary and the Lacuna Bursary, led by the Irish Writers Centre, will be made in July each year, with winners officially announced in December to take up their residencies the following year.

Irish Writers Centre

The Phelim Donlon Playwrights Bursary and Residency Award in Association with The Irish Theatre Institute

The Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre are partnered on a two week, fully resourced, fully catered residency. The ITI support the cost of one week, while the TGC support the cost of the second week. In addition, the ITI pay the winning playwright a stipend towards the costs and expenses incurred during the period of the bursary. The opportunity is advertised online by the ITI and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Irish Theatre Institute

Dance Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award

Funded and administered by Dance Ireland, the residency award includes two weeks (for one artist, or one week each for two artists), full board at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre with use of our Dance Studio. The callout is made by Dance Ireland and advertised by both organisations via our online platforms.

Dance Ireland

Harp Ireland / Cruit Éireann Bursary in Association with The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Established to enable and empower harpers and harper composers on the island of Ireland, and funded by Harp Ireland, this bursary offers a two-week residency in our Big House, fully catered, with use of our Music Room or our Ulster Garden Villages Performance Space. Residency takes place in August. Call out by both organisations on online platforms.

Harp Ireland

The Rowan Trust

Rooted firmly in social justice, The Rowan Trust recognises the strong connection between activism and The Arts. Artists are an integral part of all social justice campaigns. We offer The Rowan Trust bursaries to Artists and Cultural Activists who live and work within communities that have been pushed to the margins. Artists who use their practice to address societal issues, or to advance the rights of their communities are of particular interest to us.

The Rowan Trust Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursaries are offered to artists we recognise as incorporating social justice into their practice, be that in song, in theatre, in literature, in film. We want to offer these Cultural Activists time to reflect on their practice, their personal vision and mission, and to imagine a future Ireland, an Ireland built around a truly Just society. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is an incredible resource for the Arts in Ireland, and we are very proud to be partnering with them to offer these bursaries. Each bursary includes one week full board at The Big House, and a small stipend to cover expenses. The Rowan Trust is a trust based philanthropic foundation. With that in mind, we do not accept unsolicited applications, we are however really interested and excited to meet any artists who base their practice in some way in social justice and equality.

The Rowan Trust

Annaghmakerrig was hugely important to me as a young writer starting out. I began many a page there and finished by ‘Star of the Sea’ there. A uniquely supportive and superbly helpful place for writers and artists.

Professor Joseph O’Connor - Author, playwright, & Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, UL.

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