Residencies and Retreats

All Residencies and Retreats

County Council and Institutional Residencies for Writers in Ireland:

Artist in Communities Scheme - Leitrim - 5 May 2017
Call for Artists: Leitrim County Council is looking for artists that are interested in working with one of four community groups taking part in the Leitrim County Council’s 2017 Artist in Communities Scheme. The Artist in Communities Scheme provides the opportunity for a community group in Leitrim to work with an artist on a specially designed project lasting 55 hours over the course of a number of months between July and December. The scheme is built on the idea of partnership. The artist and group work together to develop a lasting, memorable and enriching project for everyone involved.

New Children’s Writers’ FellowshipDeadline has now passed. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, is inviting expressions of interest for a new Children’s Writers’ Fellowship, to the value of £15,000 per annum. The fellowship is part of a legacy programme of activities devised in honour of Seamus Heaney. It is hoped the joint initiative will inspire and support current and future generations of creative writing talent.

Áras Éanna, Innis Oírr – No deadline given

Artist In Residence- Civic Theatre, Tallaght – No deadline given

dlr Writer in Residence: Call for applications - 13 April 2017, Midday
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period June 2017 to May 2018. This writer in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and is grant-aided by the Arts Council. The residency is open to writers working in script-writing in any form (e.g. writing for stage, TV or film). The theme this year is Ireland: The Future. The writer’s work may draw inspiration from this theme in a variety of ways. The residency is envisaged as a part-time residency which will allow time for the writer’s own work in addition to engagement and interaction with both the general public and, more specifically, with those with an interest in writing themselves.

Education and Training Boards (ETBs) recruit Writers in Residence at various times for schools under their remit. 

Heinrich Böll Cottage, Dugort Achill – Annual deadline at end of September.

The John Mcgahern Joint Writer In Residency, St Patrick's College and Dublin City University – No deadline given.

MAKE Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre – Annual deadline of December for the following year.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre – Applications considered on an ongoing basis.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre International Residency Exchanges – Exchange programmes organized annually for Australia, Germany and the USA. Annual deadline of 30th September.

Visiting Writer Fellow, Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin – Spring application.

Writers Retreats in Ireland:

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat - Co Cork

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre – Co Kerry

The Creative Writer's Workshop - Co Clare 

Heron's Reach – Dingle, Co Kerry

Ireland Writing Retreat – Co. Donegal

Kilcoe Writers' Retreat – Co Cork

Molly Keane Writers Retreat – Co Waterford

The Moth Magazine Retreat for Artists & Writers - Co Kerry

Old Rectory Retreat – Co Mayo

The Schoolhouse Artists Retreat and Studio – Kiltimagh, Co Mayo

Schull – Co Cork

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig – Co Monaghan

Writers Retreats Abroad:

Centre Cultural Irlandais – Paris, France

Horta Writing Centre – Catalonia, Spain

Jiwar- Barcelona International Residence for Artists and Researchers in Urban Creativity. 

La Muse Inn – France

Villa D’Arte – Ventimiglia, Italy

The Writers Retreat – Andalucia, Spain

Casa Ana – Andalucia, Spain

La Muse Inn – France

Camalot Castle Hotel – Cornwall, UK

H.A.L.D. [Housing Authors & Literature] – Denmark

The Edward F. Albee Foundation – Montauk, New York, USA

MacDowell Colony – New Hampshire, USA

Vermont Studio Center – Vermont, USA

Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts – Virginia, USA

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre – Gwynedd, Wales

Prague UNESCO Creative Cities – Czech Republic

Green Acres Lakeside Resort - Salt Spring Island, Canada

Further US and international retreats on: