The National Centre for Writing, based in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature, is offering three virtual residencies for writers or literary translators from other UNESCO cities of literature in February 2021. During the month-long residency, the virtual writers and translators in residence will be asked to explore connections between Norwich and their own UNESCO city of literature, and to work on a range of commissions. They will receive a fee of £1,500.
The commissions may include:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an application which should include the following information:
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th November 2020.
The National Centre for Writing is collaborating with Passa Porta and Flanders Literature to offer a one-month writing residency in Brussels in spring 2021. The residency is part of an exchange, with the National Centre for Writing hosting writers from Flanders in Norwich in April 2021.
This residency will offer the writer a quiet place to write. However, there will be the opportunity to take part in public events in Flanders and Brussels, as well as to meet and collaborate with fellow authors and translators. The National Centre for Writing will cover the cost of travel to and from Brussels and Passa Porta will pay a small stipend towards living expenses.
The residency will take place as long as COVID-19 safety measures do not impede its elaboration. If the residency cannot take place, it will be postponed to a later date, which will be mutually agreed upon
This opportunity is open to writers based in England. Writers wishing to apply for the residency should send their application to email@example.com. Applications should include:
The deadline for applications is Monday 16th November 2020. Find out more
We are offering three one-week residencies to UK-based Black and Brown translators working from any language into English, as part of the Visible Communities programme, with support from the Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust. The residency will offer:
The residencies will take place in the cottage at Dragon Hall, with appropriate COVID-19 measures in place. The National Centre for Writing will cover the cost of UK travel for the selected translators (with one companion from the translator’s support bubble if requested), a stipend of £250 for the week and a fee of £100 for taking part in the podcast.
If you are interested, please send us:
The possible one-week residency periods are between 16th November and 11th December 2020, and between 18th January and 29th March 2021.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for applications is Monday 9th November 2020. The selection process will be carried out by NCW and Meena Kandasamy.
We would like to appoint up to three virtual translators in residence for the Visible Communities programme from January 2021 onwards. Each residency will be for one day a week over a four-month period. We will pay a fee of £4,000 per residency.
This opportunity will be open to UK-based Black and Brown literary translators who translate from or have some knowledge of the diaspora and heritage language communities within the UK, and who are engaged in the politics and nuances of this line of work. Their role will include:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter which should include the following:
The possible residency periods are:
Please send your application to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th November 2020. The selection process will be carried out by NCW and our Associate Artist Khairani Barokka.