The Visegrad Literary Residency Programme, 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 Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).
It is based on a partnership of four Host Institutions, one in each V4 country: Institut umeni (Arts Institute) in Prague, Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum (Petőfi Literary Museum) in Budapest, Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza (Villa Decius Association) in Krakow and Literárne informačné centrum (Centre for Information on Literature) in Bratislava.
There is a compact spring edition of the residency running 1 May – 12 June 2022, and a full autumn edition running 1 September – 30 November 2022.
- Open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and literary translators with at least one book publication (min. 18 years old) or to essayists, critics, publicists and journalists with at least 3 publications in quality newspapers, magazines or electronic media (min. 18 years old).
- Applicants must be citizens of one of the Visegrad Group states: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia.
- Accommodation in a shared apartment in the chosen Host City (one-person rooms with washroom facilities and free internet access, shared kitchen) from 1 May - 12 June 2021 (Compact Spring Edition) or 1 September - 30 November 2021 (Regular Autumn Edition).
- A stipend of 1125 EUR gross (Compact Spring Edition) or 2250 EUR gross (Regular Autumn Edition).
- Support from the Host Institution in preparing for the stay, in organising literary meetings, interviews and workshops as well as networking with publishers and literary critics.