Applications for the 2024 John Broderick Residency to open soon

Next week, the Westmeath Arts Office will invite writers from across Ireland to apply for the 2024 John Broderick Residency.

Applications will open Wednesday 20 March - Wednesday 17 April 2024.

This unique writer’s residency series is designed to honour Athlone writer John Broderick. The series provides support to a selected writer while increasing the awareness of John Broderick, his works, and his engagement and generosity to the people of Athlone. The residency is devised in partnership between the Arts Council and the Westmeath Arts Office.

€16,500 will be granted to a selected professional writer for a 10-week period beginning in September 2024. An additional accommodation stipend of up to €1,200 will be made available where accommodation in Athone is necessary.

The John Broderick Residency is open to professional writers in all genres. Writers must be over 18 years of age and resident on the island of Ireland. We particularly invite applications from writers of fiction. Writers must demonstrate an ability to mentor emerging writers, young people and those interested in developing their writing skills.

There will be an online information session on Tuesday 26 March at 3pm to take writers through the application process. Register your place.

Full Residency details and application form

For more information email

A Portrait of John Broderick by Harry Kernoff

This article was published on: 13th March, 2024
Filed under: Arts News, News