Writers Room at MoLI
In collaboration with UCD and the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, MoLI is now taking applications from writers to avail of the Writers Room at MoLI.
Situated in a beautiful, light-filled Georgian parlour overlooking the museum’s gardens from the first floor of the museum buildings at the UCD Naughton Joyce Centre on St Stephen’s Green, this tranquil and secluded creative space will be timetabled exclusively for writers’ use 7 days-a-week, providing a much-needed retreat in a city that is fast becoming unaffordable for artists.
Writers can enjoy this quiet, undisturbed place to write in the centre of the city, with discounted access to MoLI’s café, and the welcoming, supportive environment of the museum and its staff.
The room is available seasonally to writers on application, without charge, for 4 hours per day, 7 days per week over a consecutive period of 3 months.
At the completion of their period of use of the room, writers will be asked to conduct a short interview with an academic representative for the museum’s popular podcast series, discussing the work they have carried out during their time at the museum.
If you would like to apply to avail of the Writers Room at MoLI for a season, simply fill in the form below with your seasonal/timing preferences and requested details.
The Writers Room at MoLI is supported by Peter and Lisa Merrigan and The Edward Callahan Fund at the College of the Holy Cross.
Terms and Conditions
- Applicants must be resident on the island of Ireland.
- Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
- Applications for each season close 6 weeks prior to the first day of the first month of the season, and writers are notified of the outcome of applications 4 weeks prior to the first day of the season.
- Successful applicants will be granted access to the Writers Room at MoLI for 4 hour (half-day) periods for
- MoLI, UCD or The College of the Holy Cross can not cover transport or any additional costs incurred by writers associated in the course of their use of the room.
- The Writers Room will be available for use by any individual writer at one of two set periods daily (9am-1pm / 1pm-5pm), 7 days per week, for a period of no more than three consecutive months as per the seasonal calendar outlined above.
- Writers will receive no remuneration for use of the room.
- Neither MoLI or its partners will require any output or participation from availing writers beyond a short podcast interview as outlined above.
- We regret that the room is not currently wheelchair accessible; if you have specific access requirements we will provide an alternative space at the museum.
At MoLI we proactively weave equality, diversity and inclusion through our work every day. We are a curious and questioning organisation, seeking to deepen our understanding of inequalities in participation and representation in the arts – curatorially, strategically and operationally – and we continuously seek out ways to develop and deliver meaningful actions to address them. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion/belief system or socio economic background. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and members of the Traveller community.