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Creative writing residencies 2022

Barcelona

Faber offers working stays and exchanges for creative people, researchers and professionals in different areas, for scientists, writers, researchers, writers, artists, humanists, musicians, etc. Our residents have the best working conditions and an environment to accompany their projects. In Faber, there are eight spacious rooms, designed to provide comfortable working conditions. There are also several common areas where the residents will be able to exchange their experiences with each other, with the public and with institutions. The Residency is a space open to people from all over the world. Faber will take care of the residents’ stay, providing accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner) and a fully-equipped kitchen in case the residents would like to prepare their own lunch. Faber does not cover any travel costs. There is no per diem.

The Faber Residency is open to all disciplines related to arts, sciences, and humanities. It is offered six times per year, for four-week periods. Faber organizes several thematic residencies throughout the year where professionals from the Arts, Sciences or Humanities can come to spend a few days working on their projects and sharing experiences with the rest of the residents. During the stay, the residents collaborate in activities directed to students, professionals or public in general; activities in accordance with a project that will take into account previous demands and needs. Check the website for dates.

Organized by Ajuntament d’Olot (Olot City Hall) and Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government)

Jiwar Creació i Societat

Jiwar has a special interest in receiving non-occidental writers and artists, as well as artists in danger or requesting political asylum because of dangerous situations in their countries of origin. Live and work in a comfortable space. Artists need to provide their own economical resources or grants, which Jiwar can help to obtain by writing letters of support or welcoming. During the stay of the artist, Jiwar offers to accompany the creative process and is able to organize once a month presentation of the work in progress. No meals or per diem are included.

Organized by Mireia Estrada Gelabert

Reykjavik

The Writers’ Residence in Gunnarshús

Open to visiting writers or translators, this program offers a f lat in Gunnarshús – the Writers’ House in Reykjavík rented for a minimal fee, for a period of 1-8 weeks.

Organized by Writers’ Union of Iceland

The Writers Residence in Gröndalshús

Gröndalshús is the charming former home of writer, illustrator and scholar Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907). This writer’s home in the heart of the old town in Reykjavík has been renovated and opened as a cultural house and residency in 2017, run by the Reykjavík City of Literature.

The ground floor houses a residency flat for visiting writers, artists, scholars and translators of Icelandic literature who want to work in Reykjavik. It can be rented for a period of 2 – 8 weeks. The fee is 42.000 ISK pr. week which is well under the market prize of lodging in Reykjavík. The flat is fully furnished, with free wifi and is situated in the heart of the city within walking distance from all major cultural institutions, restaurants and other attractions. An additional charge of ISK 3.500 pr. week is charged for each additional guest.

For availability and further information, please write to [email protected]

Iceland Writers Retreat

The Iceland Writers Retreat is an annual opportunity for writers to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures they’ll offer the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition. Dedicated blocks of time throughout the retreat allow participants to focus on their writing.

2022 dates: April 27-May 1, 2022

Registration is open for the Iceland Writers Retreat

Dunedin

The Robert Burns Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an office in the English Department and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer, for one year. It is open to writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biography, autobiography, essays or literary criticism who are normally resident in New Zealand, and who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have established by their published work, or otherwise, that their writing would benefit from their holding the Fellowship.

Application open March-June

Organized by Division of Humanities, University of Otago

The University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence

Remuneration of $28,000 is jointly funded by the University and Creative New Zealand and includes an office in the College. The 6-month residency is offered in association with the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust which provides rent-free accommodation to writers in the historic Titan Street cottage bequeathed by the late playwright Robert Lord. The Residency is open to established children’s writers who are normally resident in New Zealand.

Organized by Division of Humanities, University of Otago

The University Book Shop and Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust Summer Writer in Residence

The Residency is offered in association with the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust which provides rent-free accommodation to writers in the historic Titan Street cottage bequeathed by the late playwright Robert Lord. The 6-week residency offers a stipend, and an office and administration base at the University Book Shop. The recipient will be an emerging writer in any genre who, in the opinion of the University Book Shop Summer Writer in Residence Advisory Group, has established, by their published work or otherwise, that their writing would benefit from the Residency.

Organized by The University Book Shop and Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust

The Caselberg Trust Creative Connections Residency

The Caselberg Trust, Dunedin, New Zealand, invites writers, composers, visual and performing artists to complete their creative projects in a harbourside cottage, situated on the Otago Peninsula, a well known haven of creativity and inspiration for many artists. Residencies can be funded or self-funded/sponsored.

The Caselberg Trust’s ‘Creative Connections’ Residency support projects that reach out and make links across a variety of creative media, professional disciplines, and communities relevant to the planned project. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to engage in a creative project and processes, to collaborate effectively with creative media, and with communities relevant to their identified project. The residency is 3 months.

Organized by The Caselberg Trust

Krakow

Literary Residencies for Writers and Translators in Poland

Creative residencies for writers and translators have had a long and noble tradition in Europe and across the world. Across centuries, the concept has remained unchanged – artists are offered a place of temporary residence, of several weeks or months, to engage in their work in peace and quiet, without the distraction of daily life. That is why three Polish cities: Gdańsk, Cracow, and Warsaw have initiated such scholarship programme for writers and translators.

Visegrad Fund

The Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding €8 million through grants, scholarships and artist residencies provided annually by equal contributions of all the V4 countries. Other donor countries (Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States) have provided another €10 million through various grant schemes run by the Fund since 2012.

Edinburgh

Fellowships Programme for International Visitors

The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides an international, interdisciplinary and autonomous space for discussion and debate. Since its foundation more than 1000 scholars from 66 countries have held Institute fellowships; and up to 28 Fellows are in residence at any one time. Housed in a secluded 18th-century courtyard overlooking the Meadows, the Institute is adjacent to most centres of University activity.

Organized by The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Obidos

Obidos Literary Residency Program

The Obidos Literary Residency Program allows each author to stay between two weeks and up to two months. The Municipality provides a space for accommodation and the creation of the candidate project. The involvement of the author-resident in the community is increased, although the main objective of his/her stay is writing.

The objective is to welcome authors from all over the world, allowing them to immerse themselves in an environment of refuge, suitable for relaxing and creating works, as well as contact, in a privileged way, with Óbidos, its history, and identity. Proposals will be selected according to their cultural interest, consistency with the candidate’s path, and feasibility of the project. Applications are accepted all year.

Writing Residencies and Retreats to Apply For in Winter of 2022

While we are still in that space somewhere between virtual readings, launches, and conferences and smaller in-person retreats and readings, I’m happy to share a few tangible in-person residencies that are accepting applications during Winter 2022!

LitSpace St. Petersburg Residency in St. Petersburg, FL is two weeks long, from March 28-April 10, 2022. The residency will fall during their 6th Annual SunLit Literary Festival, which is April 1-3rd. Participants will be expected to plan and conduct a brief class or workshop for local writers at the midway point of the residency, give one public reading, and create a blog post about their experience. Keep St. Pete Lit! Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Anderson Center’s Deaf Artists Residency (DAR) in Redwing, MN is an ASL-centric environment where deaf artists can communicate and exchange ideas, providing the opportunity for deaf artists to come together to live, work and share ideas with other native ASL signers while advancing their own personal artistic projects. The residencies for 2022 will be a month-long stay in June. Deadline: January 15, 2022

Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake, NY is open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines — including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Their program’s purpose is to provide space for motivated and organized individuals who are looking for a quiet space free from the typical distractions of life to create new work, continue projects, reflect, rest, and be refreshed in the beautiful surroundings.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing in Lewisburg, PA offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell’s “Poets’ Cottage” and a stipend of $5,000. Offers a residency Aug-Dec 2022 and Jan-May 2023. Deadline – Feb. 1, 2022

The Kerouac Project Residency in Orlando, FL is a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel, The Dharma Bums. The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year, with opportunities to lead workshops and participate in readings. Fall 2022 Residency applications open January 1, 2022. Deadline: March 20, 2022

Hugo House Writers-In-Residence in Seattle, WA alternates years for poets and prose writers. Applications open January 1, 2022 for prose writers. The writers-in-residence themselves receive a monthly stipend and paid teaching opportunities, along with the time and space to complete a manuscript. Deadline: March 31, 2022

Liezel Moraleja Hackett (she/her) is a writer and choreographer who often dwells in the space between dance and illness, culture and captivity, movement and limitation. Liezel has an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her work can be found in Clamor Literary Journal ( 2017 , 2018 ), UOG Press’ Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery, and Ponyak Press’ The Friday Haiku (@ponyakpress on Instagram/Twitter).