Residencies for translators

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Writers’ House of Georgia

The Writers House of Georgia supports the development of Georgian literature, its promotion abroad and its translation into other languages. It maintains contact with international literary networks, participates in international projects and book fairs, organises visits for foreign publishers and hosts residencies for writers and translators. The House is also the organiser of the Tbilisi International Festival of Literature.

Residencies for translators

There are a number residencies available worldwide offering translators the time, space and contacts needed to work on a translation project. Several resources can provide information on residencies appropriate for you…

Databases of residency opportunities

We’ve compiled a pin-board of residencies for writers and translators over on Pinterest – which we frequently add to.

A vital resource for translators looking for residencies is RECIT – Réseau Européen des Centres Internationaux de Traducteurs littéraires –  a network of European literary translation centres offering residencies for translators and organising events which bring together writers & translators.

HALMA  is a network of writers houses in Europe who host writers and translators.

ResArtis has a searchable list of residencies for artists of all disciplines.

TransArtists is another good resource for artist-in-residence opportunities.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an American organisation offering information on residencies for artists of all disciplines and a list of residencies which are offered.

PEN America also has a list of residencies for translators. So too does the Nordic Writers Guild: residencies in Scandinavia.

The Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts offers a range of grants for professional Canadian writers, collectives and publishers. In addition to providing support for the creation, translation, publication and promotion of Canadian literature, the Writing and Publishing Section funds author residencies, literary readings and festivals, as well as new areas of activity such as rap poetry, storytelling and electronic literature.

Find more info about the grants.