Creative Writing Residencies

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Applications are invited by artists and writers of established reputation for three positions to work on the Data Stories project. All three positions run from August 2023 – July 2024, with duties expected to average 3 days a week working on two case studies, each running for six months. We have a broad view of what constitutes an artist or creative writer and will consider applications from the full spectrum of artists, including performance and installation artists and digital and media artists, craft workers, novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets, cartoonists, essayists, and film and documentary makers.

The work associated with the positions is:

  • To work on two of the Data Stories case studies (scheduled for 6 months each).
  • To aid the research team to produce a data story relating to planning and property in Dublin.
  • To produce at least one data story for each case study through the artist/writer’s own creative practice, drawing on the case study research findings and planning and property data relating to Dublin.
  • To produce at least one data story for each case study in collaboration with a sector stakeholder using a research creation workshop approach. This will involve several meetings with the stakeholder and researchers and running at least two workshops per case study.
  • To help with the artistic direction in public exhibitions of the produced data stories.
  • To document their creative practice on the project work, take part in interviews with the research team about the process of producing data stories, and discuss their experiences and viewpoints at public events relating to the project.
  • A contract-for-services fee of €32,000 inclusive of expenses is offered for the 12 month period, with €16,000 payable for each case study. The candidate will be a self-employed person for tax purposes in Ireland and will be solely responsible for all income tax, PRSI and other such payments due in respect of the remuneration paid. Payment of fees will comply with the University Finance rules.

    Application Procedure

    Closing Date:

    23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Monday 13th February, 2023.

    Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:

    To make an application, artists/writers should provide, within a single document the following information

    • A cover letter explaining: your key achievements to date; why you would like to be considered for the role; your facilitation experiences; and indicative ideas of what you would like to work on (no more than 3 pages).

    • A CV and portfolio of previous works (no more than 15 pages). 

    Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

    Late applications will not be accepted.

    Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

    The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

    “Funded by the European Union. Views and pinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”

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