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Closing date for receipt of applications: 4.00pm on March 10th 2016.
Kerry County Council, in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, wishes to contract a Writer as part of its Artist Engagement Programme for 2016.
The Residency will be a part-time position (20 hour week – 7 hours of which is for the Writer’s own work development) which will allow time both for the writer’s own work in addition to engagement and interaction with the general public and more specifically with people interested in writing themselves.
It is intended that the writer will have a room available to them at Kerry County Museum in Tralee for their own writing hours as well as office administrative support at the Arts Office, Kerry County Council, Tralee.
The Residency is open to writers in all genres, and should have a countywide impact. As part of this Residency, the successful applicant will be asked to stimulate greater awareness of the art of creative writing as well as encouraging more opportunities for people to engage with the work of writers. The writer’s ability to mentor up-coming writers, young people and those interested in developing their writing skills must be clearly demonstrated in the application material.
The residency this year will focus on the theme of County Kerry from 1916 to 2016. This theme can be explored through a wide range of possible approaches.
To create opportunities for the writer to:
DEFINITION/EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY / ENGAGEMENT
The aim of the residency is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. Community can be communities of place or communities brought together by a common interest.
In the past, writers in residence have engaged with schools and writers groups and have organised workshops and engaged in one-to-one discussions with writers in the area. The Arts Office is open to new approaches and responses around the public engagement aspect for this residency.
A contract for services fee of €14,400 inclusive of travel and expenses is offered for a 24 week period envisaged to commence in September 2016. The payment schedule will be: ⅓ on commencement, ⅓ halfway through, ⅓ on completion.
Applicants are asked to submit the following material:
Please note: Applicants must submit three copies of CV and proposal.
Please ensure that all submitted materials are clearly marked with the writer’s name.
Closing date: 4.00pm on March 10th 2016.
Criteria for Selection
An independent panel of peer professionals will evaluate applications and shortlist applicants for interview
Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview in April 2016.
In advance of the residency the following will be agreed:
Applications should be submitted to:
Writer in Residence
The Arts Office, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee, County Kerry
Please refer any queries to Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer on 066 71 83541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org