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05 Jan 2024

Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature 2024 residency

Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature is calling for applications from writers for their one-month residencies at the Švicarija/Swisshouse Creative Centre, which is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The residency is one month per residency/applicant and the periods are as follows:

  • 1–31 March 2024
  • 1–30 November 2024

The residency is aimed at foreign published writers with a relation with any of the other UNESCO Cities of Literature. This means the applicant was or has been living in one of the other cities of literature or is related to a city of literature through work.

The applicant must have published at least one book of fiction (be it prose, poetry or drama) in their language. 

What is offered

Each resident will get a sum amount of the grant and travel expenses of 1,250 EUR.

Each resident will stay in their own, separate and fully equipped apartment with a kitchenette at Švicarija, possibly along other residents, artists, and exhibitions hosted at the premises.

Local public transportation costs will be covered.

Through targeted activities and networking possibilities, suited to each resident’s profile, the organisers will help residents get to know the vibrant art and literary scene in Ljubljana. If requested, opportunities for public presentation of the residents’ work will be made possible, as well as meetings with translators, editors, other writers. if necessary and/or applicable. During the resident’s stay, some group activities may be scheduled. 

What is expected

The resident is encouraged to show an interest, and partake, in local literary events and other related activities. However, if the resident so wishes, they may request not to be distracted in order to use the time and space for writing. 

Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature residency application guidelines

Deadline: 5 January 2024