Every year, writers all over Ireland complete their literature bursary award forms and wait in hope. Funds are obviously limited and so many writers are disappointed when the rejections letter arrives. This is unfortunate, but a necessary part of the process.
The bursary forms are straightforward but open to interpretation, and I know from experience they can be daunting. But the Arts Council Clinic – held in the Irish Writers Centre – is a great way to give yourself the best possible chance at submitting a successful application.
This informationis taken directly from the Arts Council newsletter – it’s something worth subscribing to if you don’t already!
Information clinic – Literature Bursary Award
The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Literature Bursary Award (for writers working in English or in Irish) is 17 July 2014 at 5.30pm. In advance of this deadline, the Arts Council will hold an information clinic in the Irish Writers’ Centre to offer advice and information on the application process.
The clinic will be held on Thursday, 26 June from 11am until 12:30pm in the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 2.
The clinic will cover the following topics:
- The purpose of the Literature Bursary Award
- Who and what is eligible
- The application process – online services
- The application form
- Essential supporting material
- The assessment process
- Terms and conditions
- Common mistakes to avoid
- Questions and answers
For more information on the Literature Bursary Award, visit the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website. You can contact the Arts Council on 01 618 02 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place at the clinic
Places on the clinic are free but participants must confirm their attendance to email@example.com by Thursday, 19 June 2014.
For those not in a position to attend
A copy of the presentation from the clinic, along with notes from the day, will be available from the Arts Council from Friday, 27 June. To request a copy of the presentation, please email Jennifer Lawless at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.