|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 22 June 2023|
|Artform and practice(s)||Literature|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
|Telephone||01 618 0200/01 6180243|
Purpose of the award
The objective of the English Language Literature Bursary Award is to
enable professional writers and picture book artists (working mainly through
the English 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.
At both 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 considered.
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
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