The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, the residential workplace for artists, has announced a new bursary for filmmakers and scriptwriters. The bursary will offer one successful applicant, or a pair collaborating on a project, the opportunity to use the Annaghmakerrig workplace in County Monaghan to work on projects for one week.
Annaghmakerrig is located in a remote area of Monaghan, and is designed to be a tranquil work space where people come to be inspired for projects they are working on.
Having previously run bursaries for aspiring poets and writers, this is the first year the Tyrone Guthrie Centre has included the film industry. Although the bursary was designed to give emerging talent in the film industry an opportunity to work on projects in a hassle-free environment, the bursary is open to anyone in the film industry throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The house is equipped with two fully furnished rooms, the Guthrie Room and the John George Room, as well as a studio for scriptwriters and a studio for filmmakers. Successful applicants will receive full bed and board for the week. A dance studio is also available for those feeling frolicsome during their week’s stay.
The bursary is open for applications until September 2012. Anyone with a vested interested in the film industry is invited to apply for a chance to develop a concept. The bursary is partly funded by an anonymous donor who believes in promoting emerging talent in the Irish film industry.
Applicants must fill out an application form available on the Tyrone Guthrie homepage.