Current Opportunities

Writer’s residency in Brussels with Passa Porta

The National Centre for Writing is collaborating with Passa Porta and the Flemish Literature Fund to offer a writing residency in Brussels in 2019. The residency, which is open to writers based in England, will run from 29 April until 27 May 2019.

The deadline for applications is Monday 3 September 2018.

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Prague UNESCO City of Literature

The 2019 residency programme in Prague is now open. There are six residencies available every year, each for two months, for writers and translators with a cultural interest in the location. Prague – City of Literature reimburses the resident for a return ticket, provides accommodation for free and a stipend of 600 euro per month.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 August 2018. For full details and an application form, please see the Prague City of Literature website.


Granada UNESCO City of Literature

Granada UNESCO City of Literature and the University of Granada are calling for applications for the new international Granada Writers in Residence Programme. The programme is targeted at emerging writers, residing in any country in whichever language they write.

Granada UNESCO City of Literature and the University of Granada will provide the writers in residence with opportunities to participate in the city’s literary life, arranging contacts with local writers, involvement in workshops, teaching activities, and so on. As well as their personal writing projects, writers in residence must undertake to write on their experience of writing and living in Granada.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 20 September 2018. For full details and an application form, please see the Granada UNESCO City of Literature website.


We have previously organised residencies in partnership with a number of organisations, including the Nippon Foundation, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the Arts Council of Korea. You can read about our previous residencies in the Features & Interviews tab above.

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