Upcoming Opportunities

AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland (Sweden) residency scholarships

Are you active as a writer or translator? Do you need access to your own room? Are you looking for peace of mind and new inspiration? You can now apply for a one-month residency grant during November 2024, within the framework of AIR Literature Västra Götaland. Apply by April 23.

The residence grant means one month of free accommodation and access to work space. The scholarship amount is SEK 20,000. The residency grants where the host is a library or an independent cultural actor also include an author’s fee of SEK 8,500 for a public appearance arranged during the stay, in consultation with the host. In total, we are announcing 15 residence grants in 2024, at eleven locations in the Västra Götaland region. All scholarship stays take place in November 2024.

Application: We accept applications from literary people, such as writers and translators, from all over the world. In 2024, we will especially welcome applications from authors and translators active in the UNESCO network for creative cities in the field of literature, as well as authors and translators active in Sweden’s national minorities and minority languages. Apply here

Kraków UNESCO City of Literature announces the 2024 call for applications for the International Residency Program for writers.

The Program is dedicated to all emerging writers, and poets having at least one published book working currently on a writing project and are willing to learn more about the Polish literary community. The Residency Program is a perfect opportunity to professionalize writing skills, find the optimal conditions for creative work, and present your own writing to a  new audience.

The call for applications for 2024 is now open. The deadline for application submission is the 31st of May.

What we offer:

In 2024 the Residency Program in Krakow will offer the writer a two-month stay in the following period of the year:

1st September – 31st October

Residents will stay at the apartment of Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and Nobel Prize laureate.

Besides the stipend (2700 PLN gross/month) we cover transportation costs to and from Krakow. The Krakow Festival Office will guarantee residents the opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and help to develop opportunities for them to promote their works in Poland.

What we expect:

  • Connection with any UNESCO City of Literature outside of Poland.
  • At least one published book (fiction or non-fiction), a poetry collection, screenplay or theatre script by the applicant.
  • Work on a literary project during the residency.
  • Upper-intermediate level of spoken English.
  • Interest in the Central European region.
  • Readiness to participate in the literary life of Krakow, including events, meetings promotional interviews and engagements, and festivals, where applicable.
  • Residents will be asked to write a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will feature the City of Krakow (min. 6 000 to max. 11 000 characters with spaces) in some fashion and will be used in the future, published collection for promotional purposes.

Required documents listed below should be sent to: residencies@miastoliteratury.pl

  • Application form: HERE 
  • Extract from a published text (in Polish or English), no more than 2 pages in length.
  • Biography/CV
  • Optional: recommendation letter, letter of motivation

To submit an application, please fill out the application form along with the required documents by May 31st 2023.

In case of inquiries, please contact Elżbieta Foltyniak, elzbieta.foltyniak@kbf.krakow.pl


Ongoing Opportunities


Faber, Residència d’Arts, Ciències i Humanitats de Catalunya a Olot

Faber offers working stays and exchanges for creative people, researchers and professionals in different areas, for scientists, writers, researchers, writers, artists, humanists, musicians, etc. Our residents have the best working conditions and an environment to accompany their projects. In Faber, there are eight spacious rooms, designed to provide comfortable working conditions. There are also several common areas where the residents will be able to exchange their experiences with each other, with the public and with institutions. The Residency is a space open to people from all over the world. Faber will take care of the residents’ stay, providing accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner) and a fully-equipped kitchen in case the residents would like to prepare their own lunch. Faber does not cover any travel costs. There is no per diem.

The Faber Residency is open to all disciplines related to arts, sciences, and humanities. It is offered six times per year, for four-week periods. Faber organizes several thematic residencies throughout the year where professionals from the Arts, Sciences or Humanities can come to spend a few days working on their projects and sharing experiences with the rest of the residents. During the stay, the residents collaborate in activities directed to students, professionals or public in general; activities in accordance with a project that will take into account previous demands and needs. Check the website for dates.

Organized by Ajuntament d’Olot (Olot City Hall) and Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government)

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Jiwar Creació i Societat

Jiwar has a special interest in receiving non-occidental writers and artists, as well as artists in danger or requesting political asylum because of dangerous situations in their countries of origin. Live and work in a comfortable space. Artists need to provide their own economical resources or grants, which Jiwar can help to obtain by writing letters of support or welcoming. During the stay of the artist, Jiwar offers to accompany the creative process and is able to organize once a month presentation of the work in progress. No meals or per diem are included.

Organized by Mireia Estrada Gelabert

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The Writers’ Residence in Gunnarshús

Open to visiting writers or translators, this program offers a flat in Gunnarshús – the Writers’ House in Reykjavík rented for a minimal fee, for a period of 1-8 weeks.

Organized by Writers’ Union of Iceland

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The Writers Residence in Gröndalshús

Gröndalshús is the charming former home of writer, illustrator and scholar Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907). This writer’s home in the heart of the old town in Reykjavík has  been renovated and opened as a cultural house and residency in 2017, run by the Reykjavík City of Literature.

The ground floor houses a residency flat for visiting writers, artists, scholars and translators of Icelandic literature who want to work in Reykjavik. It can be rented for a period of 2 – 8 weeks. The fee is  42.000 ISK pr. week which is well under the market prize of lodging in Reykjavík. The flat is fully furnished, with free wifi and is situated in the heart of the city within walking distance from all major cultural institutions, restaurants and other attractions. An additional charge of ISK 3.500 pr. week is charged for each additional guest.

For availability and further information, please write to bokmenntaborgin@reykjavik.is.

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Iceland Writers Retreat

The Iceland Writers Retreat is an annual opportunity for writers to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures they’ll offer the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition. Dedicated blocks of time throughout the retreat allow participants to focus on their writing.

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The Robert Burns Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an office in the English Department and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer, for one year. It is open to writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biography, autobiography, essays or literary criticism who are normally resident in New Zealand, and who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have established by their published work, or otherwise, that their writing would benefit from their holding the Fellowship.

Application open March-June

Organized by Division of Humanities, University of Otago

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The University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence

Remuneration of $28,000 is jointly funded by the University and Creative New Zealand and includes an office in the College. The 6-month residency is offered in association with the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust which provides rent-free accommodation to writers in the historic Titan Street cottage bequeathed by the late playwright Robert Lord. The Residency is open to established children’s writers who are normally resident in New Zealand.

Organized by Division of Humanities, University of Otago

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The University Book Shop and Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust Summer Writer in Residence

The Residency is offered in association with the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust which provides rent-free accommodation to writers in the historic Titan Street cottage bequeathed by the late playwright Robert Lord. The 6-week residency offers a stipend, and an office and administration base at the University Book Shop. The recipient will be an emerging writer in any genre who, in the opinion of the University Book Shop Summer Writer in Residence Advisory Group, has established, by their published work or otherwise, that their writing would benefit from the Residency.

Organized by The University Book Shop and Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust

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The Caselberg Trust Creative Connections Residency

The Caselberg Trust, Dunedin, New Zealand, invites writers, composers, visual and performing artists to complete their creative projects in a harbourside cottage, situated on the Otago Peninsula, a well known haven of creativity and inspiration for many artists. Residencies can be funded or self-funded/sponsored. 

The Caselberg Trust’s ‘Creative Connections’ Residency support projects that reach out and make links across a variety of creative media, professional disciplines, and communities relevant to the planned project. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to engage in a creative project and processes, to collaborate effectively with creative media, and with communities relevant to their identified project. The residency is 3 months. 

Organized by The Caselberg Trust

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Visegrad Fund

The Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding €8 million through grants, scholarships and artist residencies provided annually by equal contributions of all the V4 countries. Other donor countries (Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States) have provided another €10 million through various grant schemes run by the Fund since 2012.

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Fellowships Programme for International Visitors

The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides an international, interdisciplinary and autonomous space for discussion and debate. Since its foundation more than 1000 scholars from 66 countries have held Institute fellowships; and up to 28 Fellows are in residence at any one time. Housed in a secluded 18th-century courtyard overlooking the Meadows, the Institute is adjacent to most centres of University activity. 

Organized by The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

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Obidos Literary Residency Program

The Obidos Literary Residency Program allows each author to stay between two weeks and up to two months. The Municipality provides a space for accommodation and the creation of the candidate project. The involvement of the author-resident in the community is increased, although the main objective of his/her stay is writing.

The objective is to welcome authors from all over the world, allowing them to immerse themselves in an environment of refuge, suitable for relaxing and creating works, as well as contact, in a privileged way, with Óbidos, its history, and identity. Proposals will be selected according to their cultural interest, consistency with the candidate’s path, and feasibility of the project. Applications are accepted all year.

Learn more about the Obidos Literary Residency Program

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