Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig are delighted to announce the call for the 7th Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary & Residency. The Bursary & Residency provides a professionally produced playwright with the time, physical resources, and mentoring necessary to support their writing of a new play.

Named in honour of Phelim Donlon, former Drama Officer at the Arts Council and a dedicated member of the first Irish Theatre Institute PLAYOGRAPHYIreland Advisory Panel, this award is an acknowledgement of his valued contribution to Irish theatre.

Application is open to professional playwrights resident on the island of Ireland or Irish nationals living abroad with a minimum of one full-length play professionally produced in Ireland, by an established production company, festival, or independent producer. The award comprises the ITI writers’ bursary of €2,000 and a two weeks’ fully resourced residency in Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. This award is for individual writers. Writers who have previously submitted to this award, but were unsuccessful, are welcome to re-apply.

For full details on the call, submission, and the application process please see the PDF/Word Document below. Further details are available from Katie Meehan, Event Administrator,

All relevant information and links should be submitted in one email application to and must have the subject heading: Phelim Donlon application and your name.

Applications will be accepted at any time until the deadline at 12pm (midday), Wednesday 10th November 2021. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Applications will be acknowledged by email on receipt.

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