tyrone guthrie residential bursary for artists
Roe Valley Arts and Heritage Committee cordially invite local artists to apply for a bursary to attend a residential at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan. This wonderful residential stay opportunity will last for one week and the bursary is worth £200 per artist, with each artist being required to pay the remaining £50. Please apply using the application form and criteria link below before 31 January 2014.
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.
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