Open Call: Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Dance Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre continue their partnership to offer a unique opportunity to a choreographer to undertake a two-week residency in Annaghmakerrig in Autumn 2020.

This call is open to professional members of Dance Ireland and is an opportunity to spend time away from your normal working day to focus on the development of a new performance work, either alone or in collaboration.  In addition to full-board and lodging for up to 3 people (maximum), the award covers access to the dance studio at Annaghmakerrig and a small fund to cover expenses.  For more information about the opportunity and past recipients see here.

How to apply

Fill out the online application form here
​Applications close Noon, Friday 31 January.
Submit by email an example of one work produced to date, and your CV along with any collaborator CVs to the Programme Manager, at before the closing date with the subject line ‘[APPLICANT NAME] – Tyrone Guthrie Residency Application 2020 Supporting Material’.
All applicants must be a Dance Ireland Professional or Organisation member.  To become a Dance Ireland member you must be either born or resident in Ireland.  See more about membership here.


  • Companies/ensembles/collectives are eligible to apply, however all members of a group must be current Dance Ireland members.
  • You must have a track record as a dance maker (minimum of 1 professionally presented work), and/or demonstrate you are at a particularly crucial stage in your development.
  • The successful recipient must be willing to share their research and experience with Dance Ireland and its members in a format agreeable to all partners.
  • Any future works arising out of this residency will acknowledge the support of both Dance Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
  • You must be available from Monday 19 October to Monday 2 November

Note: To become a Dance Ireland member, you must have been born in Ireland and/or currently resident in Ireland.

Assessment Process

Deadline for receipt of application and supporting materials is 12noon on Friday 31 January 2020.   
Decisions will be communicated by mid-February. Proposals will be considered by a panel convened by Dance Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.  For further information on Dance Ireland’s programme, check out: and for further information on Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig