Eligibility and Selection Criteria

 

Applications will be evaluated by an external selection panel, with reference to the case made in your statement.

 

· These schemes are open only to writers aged eighteen or over who are living on the island of Ireland and are a part of an underrepresented background / community in the arts.

· Applicants can apply for more than one support scheme as long as they are eligible under each individual scheme.

· If you have benefitted from this scheme in the last three years you are ineligible to apply. This is in the interest of benefitting as many Irish writers as possible.

 

*Due to the volume of applicants we are not in a position to give individual feedback to applicants, unless they have been interviewed, depending on the scheme. This policy extends across all of our calls in the interests of equity and transparency, and because, as a small team, we don’t have the capacity to give individual responses.

Tá an scéim seo oscailte do scríbhneoirí nua agus gairmiúla atá ag scríobh i nGaeilge.

Déanfaidh painéal moltóireachta neamhspleách measúnú ar na hiarratais. Beidh na moltóirí ag iarraidh na sparánachtaí a bhronnadh ar réimse iarratasóirí ó chúlraí éagsúla a léiríonn go soiléir an tairbhe a bhainfeadh siad as an scéim.

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.

This scheme is open to emerging and professional writers writing in the Irish language. 

Applications will be assessed by an independent selection panel, with judges seeking to award a diverse range of applicants who have clearly demonstrated how they would benefit from receiving a course bursary. Applications will be assessed by an independent selection panel, with the panel seeking to award a diverse range of applicants who have clearly demonstrated how they would benefit from receiving a course bursary. 

We encourage writers from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Irish literature to apply. We particularly encourage applications from Black, POC (person of colour), Traveller, Roma, LGBTQ+, disabled and working class writers.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria 

These schemes are open only to beginner and emerging writers aged eighteen or over who are based in the Dublin City Council area*, and who are underrepresented in the arts in Ireland. 

Applicants can apply for multiple support schemes as long as they are eligible under each individual scheme. 

Applications will be evaluated by an external selection panel, with reference to the case made in your application. 

*Ballymun, Finglas, Artane, Whitehall, Clontarf, Donaghmede, Cabra, Glasnevin, North Inner City, Kimmage, Rathmines, Pembroke, South East Inner City, Ballyfermot, Drimnagh, South West Inner City 

Irish Writers Centre