David Whyte Poet in Residence Award

David Whyte Poet in Residence Award

Burren College of Art is pleased to announce our new Poet -in-Residence Award for Spring of 2022, made possible through a generous donation by renowned poet, David Whyte.  The award offers a four-week residency for a poet, who is at present working and living in Ireland, for one of the following periods in Spring of 2022 :

January 10 – February 4

February 7 – March 4

March 7 – April 1

About the Residency


The aim of this award is to support a poet at any stage of their careers by giving them the time, space, and inspiration to develop their work in the unique environment of the Burren, and the creative community of the College.

The award recipient who will be chosen by David Whyte in collaboration with BCA, and will participate in two remotely delivered advisory or conversational sessions with David during their stay. They will have their own private study room on the BCA campus, to which they will have 24/7 access.

The award also provides accommodation in our campus housing, which includes a private room in a shared, self-catering cottage.  Additionally, the awardee will receive a 700 Euro bursary .

Residents are welcome to attend College events during their stay, including visiting artist talks and exhibition openings, and to join in the campus community.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants must be over the age of 18, living in Ireland, and working primarily in the medium of poetry .

Applications can be submitted through the online form below and should also include 8-10 samples of poems, and a CV/Resume which includes any publication history.

The application deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.

Contact: Lisa Newman lisa@burrencollege.ie 065 7077200