Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
RAISE – the Arts Council’s flagship private investment capacity building programme.
Minister Madigan announces new scheme to enhance arts and culture centres nationwide
Change Makers Conference: The transformative power of festivals, 14th February 2020
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence position at Dublin City University in 2020
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Travel and Training Award 2020
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence position at Dublin City University in 2020

Applications are welcomed from Irish-language writers of distinction for the abovementioned role, jointly funded by The Arts Council and Dublin City University.


 The role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while giving members of the University community the opportunity to engage with a practising writer. The appointment of Irish-language Writer-in-Residence is a two semester appointment and is open only to writers who have not previously held an Arts Council Writing Residency. The successful applicant will be based on the DCU All Hallows Campus and will receive a fee of €20,000.


The successful candidate will offer up to six contact hours per week over two semesters, and will oversee workshops and creative initiatives in consultation with the Head of School in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge. The Writer-in-Residence will enjoy uninterrupted time to advance his/her own work during official University vacation periods.


The successful applicant will be expected to deliver lectures, classes and workshops on different aspects of contemporary writing in Irish. He/she will support the community of creative writers within the University, along with giving public readings and participating in organised literary events within and outside the University community. We welcome applications from Irish-language writers who work in any of the following genres: drama, poetry, short story or novel.


To apply for the position, applicants should submit a letter outlining the reasons for their interest in the role and the ways in which they might contribute to the creative life of the University. A current CV (maximum of 6 pages) should accompany the letter. Applicants will have a strong record of high-quality publications.


The letter and CV may be sent by post or by email to:


An tOllamh Ciarán Mac Murchaidh

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Campas na Naomh Uile, DCU

Droim Conrach, BÁC 9

D09 N920



Deadline for applications: 5.00pm, Friday 15 November, 2019

(It is expected that interviews will be held during the week beginning 25 November.)