call for entry, artist-in-residence

artist-in-residence for writers and translators in Ljubljana

Application: 30.10.2015.

The Slovene Writers’ Association invites a maximum of 20 authors / translators each year to work 1–4 weeks in the studio apartment in Ljubljana for the year 2016.

Organisation founded in 1872, residence programme since 2015
Disciplines: Literature, literary translation
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 1–4 weeks; or otherwise agreed upon with the organizer.
Paid by organizer: Studio, apartment accommodation
Paid by resident: Travel and living expenses, accident and health insurance
Deadline: 30.10.2015

Program description:
The residency programme is addressed to writers with at least two published works, as well as literary translators who have completed their training and have published at least two literary translations (students are not eligible). Translators are only eligible if they translate Slovenian literature into a foreign language.
The studio apartment with a double bed, a kitchen and a bathroom is located in the immediate neighbourhood of the city centre of Ljubljana, in Šiška area, on the second floor of an apartment block. Address: Trg prekomorskih brigad 6, Ljubljana.
Residents are provided with a stationary telephone and internet connection for the duration of their residency. Notebooks are not provided.

A cleaning service of the studio apartment after the resident leaves and a change of bed‐linen and towels is provided.
Application guidelines:
The following documents are required:
  • A short version of your CV, including a detailed list of your publications or translations
  • A short written project proposal (not more than one 1 DIN A4 page)
Applications must be submitted by regular post or email before 30.10.2015 (date of postmark) to:
Društvo slovenskih pisateljev (Slovene Writers’ Association)
Tomšičeva 12
1000 Ljubljana
Email address:
The submission must be clearly marked “Artist in Residence in Ljubljana/Slovenia 2016”.
All complete application will be considered. The applicants will be informed about the outcome by 1.12.2015.

(D.H., 26.08.2015)