Mayo County Council | Writer in Residence

Deadline 30/04/2021


The call for applications was closed on Friday 30th April 2021.


This residency is a partnership between Mayo County Council’s Arts Service, Mayo County Council’s Library Service and the Heinrich Böll Cottage Achill, with funding from Creative Ireland.  The Residency aligns to the Creative Ireland Programme Pillar – Enabling Creativity in Every Community.


The total budget of the residency is €15,000 and this includes the writers fee, travel and accommodation costs and a programme budget. The Residency adheres to relevant health guidelines and may be rolled out online/in person or a blended approach (depending on restriction levels and how the successful applicant envisages delivering the Residency). The competition is open, writer is selected based on their submission.


Project is aimed at writers of all genres, (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (e.g. memoir and essays), graphic novels, children’s poetry and fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, literary criticism and contemporary literary biography/autobiography). This definition specifically excludes writing in areas such as journalism, religious writing, professional, instructional and academic writing. Residency supports writing in the English and Irish languages and is open to those residing in Ireland.


Duration: June 2021 to December 2021.


More information here.