Germany | 2023 translation residencies at Dresden-Hellerau and Gut Siggen
The Goethe-Institut is calling for applications from professional German-language literature translators for residencies of 6–8 weeks in Germany, either on the Baltic Sea or north of Dresden, between May and November 2023.
With the European Translators-in-Residence Programme, the Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, offers up to 7 residential fellowships.
In a tranquil and concentrated work atmosphere, the grant holders can devote themselves to a current translation project in German-language literature. Where possible, meetings with the authors being translated and/or visits to publishers in the region will be part of the residency.
Benefits of the residency
- Accommodation and study space
- A one-off stipend of 1,500 EUR (plus 250 EUR towards the costs of stay in Dresden-Hellerau)
- Travel costs are borne by the cooperation partners
Dates of residency
Dresden-Hellerau: From May to November 2023
The accommodation provided by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony is situated within the grounds of the Hellerau Festival Theatre, a protected historic site in north Dresden with good public transport links to the city centre.
Gut Siggen: From October to November 2023
The property known as Gut Siggen enjoys a quiet and secluded location some 20 kilometres east of Oldenburg (Holstein), 70 kilometres north of Lübeck and 70 kilometres east of Kiel.
- Professional translators who translate German literature into another language
- At least two substantial translations already in print
- A definitive contract from a publisher for the translation the applicant proposes to work on
- Priority will be given to translation projects in the field of contemporary German-language literature
Deadline: 15 March 2023
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