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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.
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 Information Clinic: Arts Grant Funding 2023
The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer in Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022
Call for applications for Writer in Residence positions in Irish Universities in 2022
The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 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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