The Trustees of the Ireland Chair of Poetry look forward to receiving applications for the new ‘Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award’. The Trust has established this award in order to encourage and assist poets in their creative development. Recognising the restraints often imposed by location and external obligations, this award will offer £2,000 to one recipient to help realise a project requiring travel within or outside Ireland. The Trust hopes that this award will offer a poet an opportunity to step outside his or her everyday space and work on a project that will benefit their professional development.
Applications will be accepted via email, and within the appropriate application form only Ireland-Chair-of-Poetry-Travel-Award-application-form. The deadline for applications is 5.30pm on Friday 17th February. The guidelines are available here (Guidelines-for-ICOP-Travel-Award-Applicants). Any queries can be addressed to the Trust Administrator at this email.’