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P.J Lynch and a Big Picture creation at Linenhall, Castlebar.
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Literature is an integral part of people's lives in Ireland, it is essential to our culture and society.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices including literature.
View the various schemes and initiatives established in support of literature.
Links to literature organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Sebastian Barry appointed Laureate
I'm a writer and I need money to finish my book. Can the Arts Council help?
What kind of writing does the Arts Council support?
Do you only support really established writers?
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The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021.
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry book club programme in prisons
Call for applications: Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2021
Literature Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.59 MB, 4 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Children's literature: discussion document(DOC, 1.34MB, 7 pages)
Poems from the Irish
We chat with some of Ireland's most exciting writers.
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