|Artform and practice(s)||Arts participation, Literature|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
|Telephone||+353 61 315358|
|Position||Coordinator, Writers in Prisons Scheme|
Operated by Prison Education Service
This scheme is co-funded by the Arts Council and the Department of Justice and Equality. It is administered by the Prison Education Service. Please note that this award may be subject to different conditions and criteria than the awards directly administered by the Arts Council. Requests for information or application forms should be directed to the Prison Education Service.
This scheme provides financial support to selected published writers to conduct workshops or readings in the education units or libraries in any of the Republic’s prisons. Readings or workshops can be one to two hours in duration. A reading may be a one-off visit, and a workshop may be a series of visits (five to six per year) depending on the needs or requirements of the teacher, school or librarian. The average awarded per workshop is €1,000. A panel of interested and suitably qualified writers is in place. Individuals interested in being on the panel should contact the coordinator. Inclusion on the panel does not guarantee work.
The Writers in Prisons Scheme is
currently being reviewed by The Arts Council and the Irish Prison Service. The
Scheme is closed for application until this review is complete in mid 2018.
Updates will also be included in the Arts Council Newsletter and on social
Coordinator, Writers in Prisons Scheme
O'Connell Avenue Campus
Tel: +353 61 315358