Residency opportunities

Explore the latest residency opportunities for writers and translators

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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.

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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.