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15 Mar 2023

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

Application guidelines

Deadline: 15 March 2023

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