Writer In Residence

Laois County Council Arts Office in association with Creative Ireland Laois and Dunamaise Arts Centre
Call for Writer in Residence
(Mid-August to mid-December 2020)


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Laois County Council Arts Office, in association with Creative Ireland Laois and Dunamaise Arts Centre, invites applications for a Writer in Residence for the period mid-August to mid- December 2020. This Residency is financially supported by Laois County Council Arts Office, grant-aided through the Creative Ireland Laois 2020 programme, and hosted by Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.

The Residency is open to writers originally from or currently based in the Midlands region, working in any genre (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, script-writing, etc). The Residency will focus on ‘A Sense of Place’, which is the overarching theme for the Creative Ireland Laois Plan 2018-2022. The writer’s work may draw inspiration from this theme in a variety of ways. The residency will allow time for the writer’s own work as well as a programme of engagement and interaction with the local community in the lead up to and during the Laois Leaves Festival of Writing & Music in early November.


The full brief and application criteria can be downloaded HERE

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

General Enquiries: info@dunamaise.ie

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