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    News / Kvitbrakka: K_AIR Programme for Visual Artists, Musicians, Writers or Independent Curators (Norway)

    Every year Kvitbrakka’s artist in residence programme selects between 4 and 6 professional international and Norwegian visual artists, musicians, writers or independent curators. The organisers prioritise projects that are focused on subject matters particularly related to Northern Norway. The next residency periods are 1 February - 31 May 2022 and 1 September - 30 November 2022.

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    News / Camargo Foundation: The Cultural Diaspora (France)

    The second edition of the Cultural Diaspora residency will take place over five weeks from 10 May – 14 June 2022 at Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. The open call is addressed to Black text-based theatre artists from throughout the African Diaspora, including countries bordering the Atlantic basin, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe as well as Black text-based theatre artists outside of those boundaries whose work reflects an interest in the African Diaspora and Afro-Atlantic culture.

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    News / Trinity College Dublin: French Visiting Translator Fellowship (Ireland)

    The Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation at Trinity College Dublin, the French Embassy in Ireland and Alliance Française Dublin seek applications from French literary translators for a residential translator fellowship to take place October-November 2021 in Dublin. These fellowships are awarded to practising literary translators who are working on the translation of a work of literature by an Irish author into French.

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    News / Granada UNESCO City of Literature: Writers Residence Programme (Spain)

    The Granada Writers in Residence Programme is targeted at emerging writers, residing in any country in whichever language they write. It offers a month’s stay (30 nights) in Granada for two writers, between 2 November and 1 December 2021. The writers in residence will be expected to participate in activities related to the local literary system, as proposed by the programme’s organisers.

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  • News / Institute for Advanced Study Central European University: Artist in Residence Fellowship (Hungary)

    IAS CEU offers one Writer in Residence fellowship and one Visual/New Media Artist in Residence fellowship to provide selected artists with opportunities to conceptualise and create new works while providing the Fellow community with opportunities for meaningful interaction with artists working in various fields. Fellowships last 3-5 months and may start in October 2022.

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    News / ShUM: Artist in Residence (Germany)

    The organisation SchUM is leading the process to nominate the Jewish communities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In connection with this, they are offering up to three project fellowships for the realisation of an artistic project that addresses the history of the ShUM communities and their religious, cultural and architectural legacy. The residency will last for 4 to 6 weeks and is scheduled between October 2021 and February 2022 (start date in 2021).

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  • News / Fondation Jan Michalski: Residencies for Writers

    The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. Its residency programme is open to all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While they give priority to writers and translators, the Foundation are also open to any other disciplines as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs, and can last two weeks, one month, two months, three months or six-months. The next wave of residencies will begin from February 2022. Applications are open internationally.

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    News / Goethe-Institut: ‘Writing Gender’ Residency (Rwanda)

    Huza Press and Goethe-Institut Kigali are collaborating to provide a four-week writers’ residency in Kigali (Rwanda) in September 2021. The theme is 'Writing Gender'. The purpose is to support writers as they complete or make significant advances with a work-in-progress novel manuscript. The programme is open to writers from African countries (except Rwanda) and German-speaking countries.

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  • News / AIR Niederösterreich Programme for Architects, Visual Artists, Musicians and Writers (Austria)

    AIR – Artist in Residence Niederösterreich offers living and working spaces for architects, visual artists, musicians and writers in Krems an der Donau for a period of one to three months.

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    News / Manchester City of Literature: Virtual Writer Residencies at the Festival of Libraries

    Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Literature Festival are offering two virtual writer residencies to take place this June during the festival of libraries. The residencies are open to published writers with strong links to another UNESCO City of Literature (i.e. not Manchester itself). The residency will last three weeks and start the week of the 24th or 31st of May 2021.

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  • News / Goethe-Institut: READ Residency Programme (North Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, Serbia, Kosovo)

    READ - Regional Network for Cultural Diversity's residency programme is aimed at writers, translators, playwrights, poets, illustrators, graphic novel artists and comic book writers. Eligible applicants will have published at least two books/works of their own or at least two translations, and must be residents of one of the following countries: North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Albania or Kosovo. Young and emerging authors are welcomed as well as established and experienced ones. Residencies last up to a month and will take place from May – December 2021.

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    News / Bucheon City of Literature: Residency for Writers, Translators and Cartoonists (South Korea)

    Bucheon City of Literature in South Korea are launching a residency programme of for writers, translators and cartoonists of comics and graphic novels. The residency is for writers and artists who live in member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network or who have been recommended by the Creative Cites offices. It will run for 4-6 weeks from October-November 2021.

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    News / PEN Català: Literary Residency for Young Emerging Writers (Spain)

    PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and with the support of the European Union, is opening a call for young, emerging writers who wish to take part in a literary residency at Faberllull in Olot, Catalonia from 1-8 October 2021. Applicants must have nationality or residency in one of the member countries of the European project Be(P)art - Belgium, Spain, Hungary, and Serbia - and write in Catalan, Dutch, Galician, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian.

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    News / Alpine Fellowship Prizes for Academic Writing, Theatre, Visual Art and Writing (Sweden)

    In 2021, the Alpine Fellowship will grant four awards for the best responses in academic writing, theatre, visual art and writing to the theme ‘Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization’. Winners and a number of runner-ups will be invited to attend the Fellowship’s annual symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden.

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  • News / Kim? Contemporary Art Center / Tallinn Art Hall / Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius: History of Joy, Part 4 (Online)

    Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Tallinn Art Hall and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius announce an open call to select creatives for an upcoming archipelago of events, tentatively titled History of Joy, Part 4. Visual artists, musicians, performers and writers from, based in or otherwise connected to the Baltic states are invited to propose ideas for contributions, which can take any form, either physical or virtual. All the contributions will be shared in one way or another on a common web platform.

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