PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and Èter editorial services, is opening a call for applications to participate in a literary residency in Catalonia from 13-20 April 2023, available to six young Catalan and Palestinian playwrights.
The residency seeks to support creative work in an interactive framework across the shores of the Mediterranean while fostering Catalan and Palestinian literature and culture. It will take place at Faber Llull d’Olot and is part of a wider programme of exchanges between Catalan and Arabic literature organised with the support of other cultural institutions.
The goal of the call is to offer a space for work, inspiration, and exchange. The residency will be organised with a double approach. The first is collective, prioritising interaction among the group of residents and facilitating meetings with various professionals in the field who will inspire and mentor. The second component will allow each resident to develop their theatrical project individually.
At the end of the residency there will be a dramatised reading and a collective digital publication that will include translations of excerpts from the works of the participating authors into Arabic and Catalan.
Catalan-language playwrights and Palestinian playwrights under 35 years of age can apply. The language of communication during the residency will be English, so sufficient knowledge must be accredited.
The programme covers:
- Stay of 7 nights at the Faberllull d’Olot Residency with accommodation and full board.
- Round trip travel.
- Travel Insurance (if applicable).
- Participation in a dramatised reading and a joint publication with translations into Catalan and Arabic.
- Meetings with professionals in the field.