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1st Jun 2021
to 31st Dec 2021

Age Range
All ages

Writer in Residence

Mayo County Council - Writer in Residence

Aim of Residency

1: To provide the opportunity for the writer to concentrate on their own work. 

2: The Residency will have a strong emphasis on community engagement and enabling creativity in the community

Who can apply

This is an open call to writers of all genres, (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (e.g. memoir and essays), graphic novels, children’s poetry, and fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, literary criticism, and contemporary literary biography/autobiography). This definition specifically excludes writing in areas such as journalism, religious writing, professional, instructional and academic writing. This Residency supports writing in the English and Irish languages and is open to those residing in Ireland. 
This Residency is a partnership between Mayo County Council’s Arts Service, Mayo County Council’s Library Service, and the Heinrich Böll Cottage Achill, with funding from Creative Ireland.

The total budget of the Residency is €15,000 and this includes the writers' fee, travel and accommodation costs, and a programme budget. The Residency will adhere to relevant health guidelines and may be rolled out online/in person or a blended approach (depending on restriction levels and how the successful applicant envisages delivering the Residency). This is an open competition and the successful Writer will be selected based on their submission.



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