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Two Residencies for Artists on Ireland’s Atlantic Coast

The Custom House Studios  Westport Quay are now inviting submissions for long and short use of studio space from summer 2013. The Studios complex houses seven artists’ studios with natural daylight, high ceilings and  24 hour access. The studios are located upstairs overlooking the harbour. Please send letters of interest, CVs and documentation of work, and 8 images on a CD to The Custom House Studios Westport Quay Ireland.  Applications currently accepted.

The Achill Heinrich Böll Association  are  accepting proposals from artists and writers for residencies on Achill Island in 2014/15. To apply for a residency please write to; John Mc Hugh Abha Teangaí, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co Mayo. Ireland. Applicants should enclose recent examples of their work, a short CV and a letter of interest which details preferred dates. Applications must be received by the end of September.


Imagining Italy: The Irish Centre for Poetry Studies Summer School

The Annual Summer School of the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies will this year focus on poetic representations of Italy and the role that Italy has played in the West’s imagination from antiquity to the present day. Programme themes include Imperium: Rome as Imagination of Ourselves; Traveller or Tourist – How to be in Italy when writing about Italy; Romantic Italies -  Sex and Death with Goethe, Shelley and Byron; and Dreams and Disillusion – Contemporary Italy and Poetry. The venue is the Mater Dei Institute (DCU), Clonliffe Rd, D3, on 20-21 June.

An advance reading pack will be emailed upon notice of registration.
E-mail Michael Hinds for more details on fees and to book a place.


Call for Applications: Residency for Cork-Born Writer in Shanghai

Applications are invited from Cork-born or resident writers for the position of writer in residence in Shanghai. The position is offered as part of an exchange between The Munster Literature Centre and the Shanghai Writers’ Association. The residency will cover the period September 1st to October 31st. The successful candidate would partake in the Shanghai Writing Programme, which involves up to eight writers drawn from across the world, interacting with their Chinese counterparts and one another. The Munster Literature Centre would arrange events with the Shanghai expatriate Anglophone community and Cork City Council would also arrange appearances at a number of nearby cities for the successful applicant. It is envisaged that the successful applicant would also have plenty of opportunity to concentrate on their own writing.

The Shanghai Writers’ Association will provide travel, accommodation and a daily stipend of RMB100 (approx. €12). The Munster Literature Centre will provide a top-up sum of €1000.

Applicants must have at least one book professionally published (either fiction or poetry) and be either born or resident in Cork City/County.

Applicants must apply by email to with the email heading “Shanghai Residency” . Please provide a brief bio note (not exceeding 200 words) a description of your current writing project (not exceeding 300 words) and a piece which lets us know how you expect to benefit from a residency in Shanghai (not exceeding 400 words). Applications must be received by Friday April 19th.

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2013 Trinity Writer’s Fellowship

Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for a Writer’s Fellowship with Trinity College Dublin. The Fellowship will be funded by the School of English and a grant-aid from the Arts Council. It will be tenable for the period January-June 2013. Requests for further particulars and informal enquiries should be addressed to or 01 896 2890. Applications should include a cover letter outlining areas of interest, a full CV and the name and contact details of 3 referees The application should be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Eve Patten. The closing date for applications will be no later than noon on Wednesday, 15th August 2012. For more information, click here.


UCD Writer’s Fellowship

University College Dublin is now accepting applications for a Writer’s Fellowship funded by the School of English, Drama and Film and a grant-in-aid from the Arts Council. The writer in residence at University College must have an established international reputation especially in the area of fiction as well as an on-going commitment to teaching creative writing. The fellowship will be tenable for the period January-April 2013.

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter outlining their interest with a full CV including details of their teaching experience and the names and contact details of 3 referees to: Ms Hilary Gow, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Informal enquiries can be made to Mr James Ryan at or (in August) Professor Anne Fogarty at

Applications may be sent by post to the above address or by email to:
The closing date for applications will be no later than 17.00 on Friday 7 September 2012.


Dundalk Institute of Technology is seeking a Writer in Residence

Dundalk Institute of Technology wishes to recruit a Writer in
Residence. This is a 6 month contract, which includes a total salary of €13,544. For details of the position and
application information, click here.


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Calls for Writer-in-Residence

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer-in-residence for the period of October 2012 to May 2013. The residency, which seeks to support writers in all genres, is a part-time position which allows the writer to focus on his or her own work in addition to engaging with the general public. At least one third of the time on this residency should be focused on the writer’s own work. The deadline is August 16.

For more information, click here or contact Ciara King at


Apply for Writer in Residence at University College Cork

University College Cork and the Arts Council are now accepting applications from well-published writers (in English or Irish) for the part-time position of Writer in Residence.

The post, tenable from Sept 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2013, earns a salary of €20,000. The appointee will mentor emerging writers at UCC, offer six contact hours each week in the form of writing workshops and give two public readings or lectures.

The deadline is June 23. For more information on how to apply, click here.


John Hewitt International Summer School 2012 Residency Award

The Roe Valley Arts and Heritage Committee is now accepting applications for the John Hewitt International Summer School Residency Award, which allows the winner to participate in the 2012 John Hewitt Summer School.

While applicants must be Limavady Borough residents over 18 years of age, the award is open to either amateur or professional practitioners of the Arts, including storytelling, language, music, poetry, literature and history. The award covers the residency period of the summer school only, and the successful applicant must attend the complete summer school.

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 15 at 2pm. Application forms and full guidelines are available here.


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Library Service & Arts Office Call for Writer in Residence

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period September 2011 to September 2012. The writer in residence is a partnership between the Library Service and the Arts Office of the County Council.

The residency seeks to support writers in all genres, with the exception of poets as the most recent writer in residence with the Library Service was a poet.

The residency is envisaged as a part-time position which will allow time both for the writer’s own work in addition to engagement and interaction with both the general public and more specifically for those with an interest in writing themselves.

The writer in residence will be required to organise a minimum of two high public events over the course of the residency.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 15 June 2011

For a detailed brief please contact Oonagh Brennan, Senior Executive Librarian, Culture & Marketing by email: or by calling: (01) 214 7971