Residency opportunities

Explore the latest residency opportunities for writers and translators

Call for applications

Kraków UNESCO City of Literature

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature are offering a two-month stay in the former apartment of Czesław Miłosz, a Nobel Prize laureate, between September 1  and October 31, along with the stipend and covering the travel expenses.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May. Find out more


Wonju UNESCO City of Literature

Wonju City of Literature offers a chance for one writer from cities of literature to come to Wonju and stay at Toji Cultural Centre for eight weeks, as Wonju City of Literature’s international level contribution to the cities of literature sub-network, designed to promote the understanding and the friendship of cities of literature. In the call of 2024, just like the call out in previous years, one writer from cities of literature and/or who has a close connection to cities of literature will benefit from the CoL Wonju Residency 2024.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May. Find out more


Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature

Are you a published author with a connection to a UNESCO City of Literature? Apply now for Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature’s International Residency Programme for the chance to stay and write in Reykjavík for two weeks.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 June. Find out more →


Granada Writers in Residence Programme

Granada UNESCO City of Literature Office are thrilled  to announce the open call for Granada Writers in Residence Programme for next November 2024.

Knowledge of the Spanish language will be highly valued, although it will not be essential.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 20 June. Find out more


Writer’s Residency in Brussels with Passa Porta

The National Centre for Writing is collaborating with the International House of Literature Passa Porta and Flanders Literature to offer a month-long writing residency in Brussels in 2025. The exact date of the residency will be agreed by Passa Porta with the successful applicant.

The residency is part of an exchange with National Centre for Writing, who will be hosting two writers from Flanders in Norwich in April 2025.

The deadline for applications is Monday 24 June. Find out more


Thank you again for the warmth and generosity you and the NCW team showed us writers. This residency was a light for me during a dark patch and I know it will inform my work for years.

Akshita Nanda

Dragon Hall Retreats

A  new open call to live and work in our residency Cottage at Dragon Hall. Each Retreat is an investment in your writing and an opportunity to get away from it all.

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A mapping of literary translation residencies in Europe

As part of the Translation in Motion project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, RECIT has commissioned a mapping of literary translation residencies in Europe. The mapping is available on the RECIT website.

On the Move Mobility Funding Guide

On The Move has published a funding guide for the UK that includes two kinds of mobility opportunities for artists and culture professionals: outgoing and incoming. The outgoing opportunities are for people based in the United Kingdom wishing to travel outside the country. The incoming opportunities are for people from other countries who want to travel to the United Kingdom. The guide lists local, national, and international resources, both public and private. They have only included opportunities that are regularly occurring, accessible online, invite applications through open calls, and that cover at least a portion of international travel costs.

You can download the guide from the On the Move website.

Literary Residencies: open calls for writers and translators

‘Literary residencies’ is a Facebook group open for all of the writers and translators who are looking for interesting proposals of travels, creative spaces or houses for work and institutions offering such programmes. This group is a place for exchanging information about literary residency open calls and sharing your experiences and views concerning participation in various residency projects.

Find out more →

Other opportunities

There are other organisations in the UK offering residencies, including:


You can also check out the Facebook group Literary residencies: open calls for writers and translators.