Residencies for writers


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Czech Literary Centre

The Czech Literary Centre is a state-funded organisation supporting and promoting Czech literature abroad and in the Czech Republic, and providing information on authors, books and translation grants offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic to foreign publishers. The centre also runs residencies for international writers and translators of Czech literature. The centre is a section of the Moravian Library.

Jan Michalski Foundation: Residencies for writers

Residencies are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While the Foundation gives priority to writers and translators, it is also open to other disciplines.

The Foundation is located in an inspirational setting at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. It will be open to writers as of March 2017 for periods of two weeks, one month, three months or six consecutive months. The Foundation will cover residents’ travel costs and will grant a monthly stipend of CHF 1200. Residents will be able to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.

The application form and further information are available on the Foundation’s website.

The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was created in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann opened the foundation in her husband’s memory to perpetuate their common commitment to those who devote themselves to the written word. The mission of the Jan Michalski Foundation is to foster literary creation and encourage the practice of reading through a range of initiatives and activities.

Residencies for Writers

There are a number residencies available worldwide offering writers the opportunity to encounter a new place and other artists whilst having time to focus on their work.

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

But a vital resource is ResArtis which has a searchable list of residencies for artists of all disciplines. TransArtists is another good resource for artist-in-residence opportunities. 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.

The Nordic Writers Guild also has a detailed list of residencies in Scandinavia.

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