|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 09 February 2023|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
|Telephone||01 61 80 200|
Purpose of the Award
The objective of
the Irish Language Literature Bursary Award is to enable professional writers
and picture book artists (working mainly through the Irish language) to spend
more time on their creative work.
The award seeks
to provide writers and picture book artists with the time and resources to
think, research, reflect, create and write. It enables writers and picture book
artists to concentrate on their creative work for a period of time, usually by
releasing them from their financial commitments.
shortlisting and panel stage, emphasis is placed on the track record of the
applicant, as demonstrated in the application form and CV. Promise and
potential, as demonstrated in the application form and writing sample, are also
The Literature Team hosted an information session about the 2023 Literature Bursary Award in which the Head of Literature took applicants through the guidelines of the award – including how applications are assessed – and answered questions. The presentation was conducted in English, but we would encourage applicants for both the English language and Irish language bursary to view the recording here.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets