How to apply

Schools applying for the Writers in Residence scheme should:

Step 1 – Work with the writer and a member of the Poetry Ireland education team to decide on the content early in the process. Residencies can take many different formats and only writers and storytellers listed in the Writers in Schools Directory of Writers are eligible.

Step 2 – Confirm matched funding for the residency from another local funding agency. Funding for these residencies is usually three-way to include the school, Poetry Ireland and another local funding agency.

Step 3 – Confirm the dates of the residency with the writer and other relevant parties.

Step 4 – Complete the online application form for Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Completing the online form is the easiest way to apply. However, if you wish, you can download an application form and send it by email, post or fax to the Writers in Schools office. Applications will be judged on the merit of the focus of the proposed project and on the date of application. Please read the terms of application outlined on this form carefully. Forms should be sent in as early as possible, and all applications must be received by the Writers in Schools office at least three weeks in advance of the proposed start date of the residency. Forms received later than three weeks in advance will not be valid for consideration.  

Step 4 – Schools will receive a confirmation letter and evaluation form in the post if their application has been successful. Should we be unable to meet a request due to funding limitations, we will contact the school to let them know. 

» Apply online for Writers in Residence: Republic of Ireland
» Apply online for Writers in Residence: Northern Ireland

» Download a Writers in Residence Application Form

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