Bealtaine Festival 2022: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Padraig Regan and Colm Tóibín.

The Age & Opportunity Creative Ageing Writing Bursary aims to generate discussion, debate and knowledge about the growing arts and ageing sector in Ireland.

The recipient of this bursary is required to write an essay reflecting on their practice as an artist, writer, or arts worker; their experiences working with older people in the arts; or other ideas relating to the arts and ageing that influence their work, thinking and research.

The essay will be published on the Age & Opportunity and Bealtaine websites, and shared widely amongst the arts and ageing sector.

It is hoped that through offering time and space for an artist to reflect on these ideas, the resulting essay will become a useful resource for people who work with or are thinking of working with older people (including older artists), while generating discussion and debate about this area of work.

The Creative Ageing Writing Bursary was established in 2021. In the coming years, Age & Opportunity hope to contribute to this growing body of knowledge of the arts and ageing in Ireland as they continue to offer this award.

Award details
One award of €1000 will be made to the successful applicant.

Guidelines and the application form can be accessed here:

Friday 24 March 2023


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