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Patricia Forde announced as Laureate na nÓg 2023 - 2026
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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.
Colm Tóibín appointed Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024
What kind of writing does the Arts Council support?
I notice that your awards are open to professional artists. What does that mean in literature?
I am a writer and I need time to work on my novel, short story or poetry collection. Can the Arts Council help?
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Literature Bursary Award 2024 Information Clinic – 1 February 2024, 12.30pm
Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2024
Call for applications for Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2024
Save the Date! Literature Bursary Award information session!
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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