The Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio invite professional visual artists born in, or resident in Northern Ireland, to apply for a two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan. The Bursary covers two weeks’ full board accommodation in the Big House, use of a studio and £100 expenses.
The bursary was established in memory of Dr Maurna Crozier (1942 – 2015) who was a founding member of the Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, a member of the F.E. McWilliam programming committee and a board member of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Maurna had a lifelong commitment to enlarging cultural life in Northern Ireland. She served on the boards and committees of many of Northern Ireland’s major cultural institutions, including: the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; National Museum NI; Northern Ireland Museums Council; the Linen Hall Library; the Historic Monuments Council and; the Crescent Arts Centre.
The bursary is open to professional artists in all visual arts disciplines, living or resident in Northern Ireland. There is no age limit.
Interested artists should submit a proposal detailing in less than 1000 words, a specific project for which they require the bursary and residency at Annaghmakerrig. Please also include an up-to-date CV and 5 images of recent work. Applications will be accepted by email or by post before the deadline of Thursday 6 April 2023.
Guidance notes are available on the Friends section of the F.E. McWilliam website at https://visitarmagh.com/places-to-explore/f-e-mcwilliam-gallery/friends-of-the-f-e-mcwilliam/maurna-crozier-bursary/
Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio is a charity registered in Northern Ireland. The charity aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of art, particularly that of Banbridge-born sculptor Fredrick Edward McWilliam (1909-1992). For further information about the Friends contact Millie Moore through the gallery on 28 4062 3322 or go to the website https://visitarmagh.com/places-to-explore/f-e-mcwilliam-gallery/friends-of-the-f-e-mcwilliam/ Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/FriendsFEMcWilliam