Burren College of Art is pleased to announce their new Poet-in-Residence Award for Spring of 2022, made possible through a generous donation by renowned poet, David Whyte. The award offers a four-week residency for a poet, who is at present working and living in Ireland.
The aim of this award is to support a poet at any stage of their careers by giving them the time, space, and inspiration to develop their work in the unique environment of the Burren, and the creative community of the College.
The award recipient who will be chosen by David Whyte in collaboration with BCA, and will participate in two virtual/phone conversational sessions with David during their stay. They will have their own private study room on the BCA campus, to which they will have 24/7 access.
The award also provides accommodation in campus housing, which includes a private room in a shared, self-catering cottage. Additionally, the awardee will receive a 700 Euro bursary.
Residents are welcome to attend College events during their stay, including visiting artist talks and exhibition openings, and to join in the campus community.
Eligible applicants must be over the age of 18, living in Ireland, and working primarily in the medium of poetry .
Applications should include 8-10 samples of poems and a CV/Resume which includes any publication history.