Residencies, Retreats & Opportunities
Course Bursaries for Irish Language Writers 2022
June 8, 2022 at 5:00pm
The Irish Writers Centre is pleased to announce a new round of course bursaries for Irish language writers, funded by Foras na Gaeilge.
In 2022, the Irish Writers Centre launched a new 5 year strategy. For over 30 years the IWC has acknowledged and uplifted those with the courage and compulsion to write by providing opportunities for them to develop their skill, advance their ambitions and join a vibrant and diverse community of people who share their passion and purpose.
At the Irish Writers Centre, we seek to enhance opportunities for people across all communities to explore and participate in creative writing. There are 12 course bursaries currently on offer for Irish language writers. These bursaries enable writers to develop their skills through funded places at Irish Writers Centre creative writing courses, and open up access to course entry by subsidising costs to individuals who may not otherwise be able to take a course. Bursary recipients will receive course credit worth €165 towards a course at the IWC.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This scheme is open to writers writing in the Irish language.
Applications will be assessed by an independent judging panel, with judges seeking to award a diverse range of applicants who have clearly demonstrated how they would benefit from participation on this programme.
We encourage writers from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Irish literature to apply. We particularly encourage applications from Black, POC (person of colour), Traveller, Roma, LGBT+, disabled and working class writers, and those who consider themselves to be within the target groups described in the EDI statement on our website. Judges will actively consider ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status when evaluating the applications for bursaries.
How to Apply
We ask that all applicants apply through our online application form by 5.00pm on Wednesday 8 June. If you have any difficulties accessing this link or any questions about the programme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bursaries will be awarded to successful applicants by July 2022, for bookings on our spring and summer course programmes. The IWC is not in a position to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Sparánachtaí Cúrsaí le hÁras Scríbhneoirí na hÉireann
Tá áthas ar Áras Scríbhneoirí na hÉireann a fhógairt go bhfuil sparánachtaí dá gcúrsaí ar fáil do scríbhneoirí Gaeilge, agus iad á maoiniú ag Foras na Gaeilge. Cuirfidh na sparánachtaí seo ar chumas scríbhneoirí a gcuid scileanna a fhorbairt agus iad ag freastal ar chúrsaí sa scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach ó Áras Scríbhneoirí na hÉireann. Tabharfaidh na cúrsaí seo an deis do scríbhneoirí freastal orthu trí fóirdheonú a dhéanamh ar na costais.
Gheobhaidh scríbhneoirí creidmheas an chúrsa ar luach €165 le freastal ar chúrsa de chuid ÁSÉ. Tugaimid spreagadh do dhaoine a bhfuil tearcionadaíocht acu i saol na litríochta in Éirinn iarratas a dhéanamh. Cuirimid fáilte ar leith roimh dhaoine gorma, dúchasaigh nó de chine daite (BIPOC), LADTAIÉ+ (LGBTQIA+), daoine den lucht siúil, daoine le míchumas agus scríbhneoirí den lucht oibre. Cuirfear béim láidir ar eitneacht, cine agus stádas socheacnamaíoch an iarratasóra agus na hiarratais á meas againn.
Conas Iarratas a Dhéanamh
Tá an scéim seo oscailte do dhaoine atá ag scríobh as Gaeilge faoi láthair.
Glacfar le hiarratais ar an bhfoirm iarratais atá ar líne anseo.
Déanfar teagmháil le hiarratasóirí in am trátha. Níl ÁSÉ in ann aiseolas a thabhairt d’iarratasóirí nár éirigh leo sparánacht a fháil.
About the Irish Writers Centre
For over 30 years as the leading support and development organisation for writers, the Irish Writers Centre has acknowledged and uplifted those with the courage and compulsion to write by providing opportunities for them to develop their skill, advance their ambitions and join a vibrant and diverse community of people who share their passion and purpose. We carry out our work, online and in person, on an all island basis. Our just-launched strategy outlines a commitment to diversity and sustainability across our activities and its ambition is to connect writers of all types and talents across the island.