Poetry Ireland is inviting submissions for Bright Ideas Proposals for Poetry Day Ireland 2020.

19th November 2019

Due to a number of requests, we have extended the deadline for submissions to Sunday 5 January.

Poetry Day Ireland will take place on Thursday 30 April 2020 with the theme ‘There will be time’. The countdown is on! We want to hear poems that move you anti-clockwise, poems that alarm you, poems that make you tick and chime. More than 150 poetry-related events and initiatives take place on Poetry Day Ireland each year, and we're planning on the day being even bigger in 2020.

We are offering a total of €2000 to help fund four creative, innovative and inspiring ideas for Poetry Day Ireland 2020 through a public submissions call out. Programming proposals for this funding must be submitted by Sunday 15 December 2019. Four separate grants of €500 each are available and the successful proposals will be announced in January. 

What to submit:

 • An Event
 • A Project


We want to see projects and events that engage new audiences, particularly those that might not be considered a typical poetry audience. We encourage outrageous ideas that cross disciplines and jump outside the box. Surprise us! 

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If you've any questions, email Elizabeth at elizabeth@poetryireland.ie