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Visegrad Literary Residency Program

Visegrad Literary Residency Program, estab­lished 2012 by the International Visegrad Fund, con­sists of a series of res­i­dency stays and lit­er­ary events addressed to writ­ers of fic­tion and non-fiction, poets, essay­ists, crit­ics as well as lit­er­ary trans­la­tors, pub­li­cists and jour­nal­ists from the Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The pro­gram pro­vides sup­port for work and mobil­ity of tal­ented lit­er­ary res­i­dents and aims at cre­at­ing a plat­form for infor­ma­tion exchange and sup­port the devel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of V4 lit­er­a­ture in Central Europe.

Partnership

The Visegrad Literary Residency Program is run in part­ner­ship of four insti­tu­tions: Institut umění (The Arts Institute) in Prague, Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum (Petőfi Literary Museum) in Budapest, Villa Decius Association in Cracow, and Literárne infor­mačné cen­trum (Centre for Information on Literature) in Bratislava. Each of the host insti­tu­tions is respon­si­ble for orga­niz­ing the stay and secur­ing accom­mo­da­tion and work space for a group of four lit­er­ary res­i­dents (i.e., one from each V4 coun­try), who will be work­ing on their indi­vid­ual lit­er­ary projects and also par­tic­i­pat­ing in a lit­er­ary event orga­nized in the host city.

The program’s 2015 edi­tion will enable 32 lit­er­ary res­i­dents to carry their 6-week/3-month lit­er­ary projects in the four host insti­tu­tions in either given period: May 1–June 12, 2015 (Compact Spring Edition), or September 1–November 30, 2015 (Regular Autumn Edition). Selected res­i­dents will receive a stipend of €1,125 (Compact Spring Edition), or €2,250 (Regular Autumn Edition).

Recruitment

The recruit­ment process of the 32 planned grantees  (8 from each V4 coun­try) will be based on indi­vid­ual appli­ca­tions via an online appli­ca­tion form avail­able on the web­site of the Villa Decius Association. The res­i­dences will be assigned to appli­cants in a 3-stage selec­tion process chaired by a national and inter­na­tional selec­tion panel on the basis of pro­por­tional and equal involve­ment of Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak res­i­dents and host institutions.

Applications

Deadline:  February 28, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (mid­night) CET

Selection cri­te­ria: Call for appli­ca­tions  .DOCX, 31KB ]

More infor­ma­tion: Małgorzata Różańska-Braniecka, e-mail: gosia@villa.org.pl
Technical helpdesk: visegradapplicationform@gmail.com

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