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Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry to appear at Mountains to Sea Festival
The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards
Aosdána General Assembly
Opportunities with Creative Schools for artists, creative practitioners and educators
Arts Council seeks Public Art Policy and Support Services
Arts Council seeks Online Editorial and Project Management Services for Public art.ie
Grants and Awards
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
2019 Dance Arts Residency Scheme
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Creative Schools – opens for applications from schools across Ireland.
News from the community
€270,250 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2019
Music Network is hiring! Programmes Administrator.
Traid Éireann project commences to research the challenges and opportunities for traditional arts practitioners
Princesses can be Pirates/ A school and family dance performance for audiences 4+
Promoting Autonomy: Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 programme announced
Mindshift: The Business of Writing, Belfast
Anam Cara / IWC Irish Language Bursary 2019 | Sparánacht Ionad Anam Cara / ÁSÉ
Creative Europe Desk
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals from April 2019
Planning an application to Creative Europe in 2019?
Upcoming calls
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone

Following the success of the inaugural John Broderick Residency which was awarded to poet Annemarie Ni Churreáin, Westmeath County Council in partnership with the Arts Council is inviting applications for the 2019/2020 residency.

The successful writer will be supported with time to develop their own work as well as being asked to stimulate greater awareness in Athlone of the work of John Broderick, the art of creative writing and encouraging more opportunities for people to engage with the work of writers. Athlone Library contains a selection of Broderick’s collection of books, gramophone records, discs and tapes as well as artworks bequeathed by Broderick to the library that can be accessed.

The residency will take place over a 10 week period later in 2019 and into 2020 and the value to the successful writer is €15,000 to include all expenses. The residency is being managed by Westmeath County Council and the deadline for applications is Thursday 11 April at 3pm.

Further information can be sought from miriam.mulrennan@westmeathcoco.ie

The late John Broderick bequeathed monies to the Arts Council with the intention they would be for; '...the benefit and assistance and advancement of the arts in Athlone'. He had 12 novels published in London, the best known being The Pilgrimage (1961). His bestseller was An Apology for Roses (1973), which sold 30,000 copies in the first week of its publication in 1973. Both these novels, along with The Fugitives and The Flood are all set with Athlone as a backdrop.