Applications are invited from Irish writers across all genres (e.g. fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, film), to apply to Westmeath County Council in partnership with the Arts Council to become the inaugural John Broderick writer in residence, based in Athlone.
Athlone born John Broderick (1924-1989) was an Irish novelist of international renown who on his death in 1989 left monies to the Arts Council for the “benefit, assistance and advancement of the arts in Athlone”. Following a partnership agreement with the Arts Council, Westmeath County Council is now accepting applications from writers for the first of three artist residency programmes beginning with literature in 2018.
The writers residency is worth €15,000 over a 10 week period to the recipient who will be expected to spend 20 hours a week on the residency including time for their own work and public engagement. Full details are available here.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a proposal on their approach to the residency and a full CV to include previous public engagement work and the name and contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: the closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday March 1st at 3pm
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