Playwriting Bursary 2021-2022

We are thrilled to announce an additional €5k bursary for our Playwriting MFA programme. This will be awarded to successful new applicants to the programme for the academic year 2021-2022, commencing in November 2021.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and a 45 minute play (reading time) to with the subject line Playwriting Bursary by 30th September, 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an online interview.

The Lir Academy would like to express our gratitude to Janet and James Curley for their continued support of this bursary in memory of Janet's mother, Patricia Leggett. To read more about the life and legacy of Patricia Leggett, please click here.