Visegrad Literary Residency Program

A Visegrad Fund második alkalommal hirdeti meg irodalmi rezidens programját a V4 országaiban. A pályázaton a V4 országaiból írók, költők, irodalomtörténészek vehetnek részt. A nyertesek számára a Visegrádi Alap ösztöndíjat, az egyes vendéglátó intézmények pedig lehetőséget biztosítanak a közös munkára, szakmai találkozókra, nagyközönség előtti bemutatkozásra.

The 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 is run in part­ner­ship of Villa Decius with Institut umění (The Arts Institute) in Prague, Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum (Petőfi Literary Museum) in Budapest and Literárne infor­mačné cen­trum (Centre for Information on Literature) in Bratislava.

The pro­gram will pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties to host from and in all V4 mem­ber states and to sup­port work and mobil­ity of tal­ented lit­er­ary res­i­dents, to cre­ate a plat­form for infor­ma­tion exchange and to sup­port devel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of V4 lit­er­a­ture in Central Europe.

The program’s 2013 edi­tion will enable 16 lit­er­ary res­i­dents to carry their lit­er­ary projects in 4 host insti­tu­tions in the period of September 1–November 30, 2013.

Each of the host insti­tu­tions will be respon­si­ble for orga­niz­ing a stay of a group of 4 lit­er­ary res­i­dents (one from each V4 coun­try), who will be work­ing on their indi­vid­ual lit­er­ary projects, and also par­tic­i­pat­ing in a lit­er­ary event orga­nized in the host­ing city.

The recruit­ment process of 16 grantees of the pro­gram (4 from the Czech Republic, 4 from Hungary, 4 from Poland and 4 Slovakia) will be based on indi­vid­ual appli­ca­tions sub­mit­ted via an on-line appli­ca­tion form (oper­ated by the Villa Decius Association).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Visegrad Literary Residency Program
Application and criteria
Who can apply for a scholarship?
  • writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and literary translators with at least one book publication (min. 18 years old)
  •  essayists, critics, publicists and journalists with at least 3 publications in quality newspapers, magazines or electronic media (min. 18 years old)
How to apply for a scholarship?
Each applicant has to fill in the on-line application form (in English) containing:
  1. structured CV
  2. description of the literary plans for the residency
  3. list of publications
  4. motivation letter
Each applicant may attach other documents, recommendations etc. (in English) which she/he finds important for evaluating her/his application
What does the scholarship include?
  • Accommodation in a shared apartment in the chosen Host City (one-person rooms with washroom facilities and free internet access, shared kitchen) from 1st September to 30th November 2013
  • A monthly stipend of 750 EUR gross
  • Support from the Host Institution in preparing for the stay, in organizing literary meetings, interviews and workshops as well as networking with publishers and literary critics
Criteria of selection and access to the Program
Criteria of selection:
  • professional approach towards literary work documented by previous work
  • quality and credibility of residency plans presented in the application form
  • good reputation and clear record in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund
  • willingness to participate in a public meeting organized by the Host Institution
 Access to the Program:
  1. Applicants must be citizens of one of the Visegrad Group states, ie: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia.
  2. Applicants’ previous projects supported by the International Visegrad Fund shall be finished and closed in the time of applying.
  3. Applicants shall be granted a Literary Residency within this Program only once in each V4 member state.
  4. Applicants must cover the costs of health insurance for the period of the Literary Residency by themselves.
Time schedule
Opening call for application: 1st April 2013
Deadline for application: 30th April 2013 (midnight)
Results announced by IVF and Villa Decius Association: 1st July 2013
More information and helpdesk:
Małgorzata Różańska- Braniecka / gosia@villa.org.pl
Gabriella Gulyás / gulyasg@pim.hu
Technical problems with online application: visegradapplicationform@gmail.com

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Call for pro­pos­als
Contract sam­ple

Deadline:  April 30, 2013 at 23:59 CET

More infor­ma­tion:
Małgorzata Różańska-Braniecka, e-mail: gosia@villa.org.pl

Web: http://visegradfund.org/

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