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5 Art Residencies for Writers

5 Art Residences for Writers

Writers need bright impressions and favorable conditions for creativity to create literary works.

All these emotions they can get at the art residence – this is where creative people come to meet their colleagues, get a unique experience and create something new. The purpose of such projects is an international, cultural and creative exchange.

Writers Omi International Residency at Ledig House (Hudson, USA)

The Art Residence is located in Hudson, a two-hour drive from New York City. Artists, writers, translators, musicians, composers, dancers and choreographers come to the picturesque countryside overlooking the Catskill Mountains.

In the art-residence there is a special schedule: in the afternoon writers work on literary works, and in the evening participate in mass events. The authors have a unique opportunity to get to know the publishing industry at Writers Omi International Residency.

At the beginning of November, an unusual project is underway at the art residence – Translation Lab, in which writers can get acquainted and work together.

Timing

Applications for participation in the art residence for 2017 are accepted until October 20, 2016. The period of residence in Writers Omi International Residency is the following year – from March 24 to June 2 and from September 8 to November 3.

Conditions

Accommodation in the art-residence is free of charge. The participant must pay for transportation and visa expenses on his own.

Typically, writers live in an art residence for two months. During this time, it is necessary to implement a new creative project.

How to participate

Fill in the application form, as well as provide a brief account of your activities, links to published works, a description of the project that will be implemented during the period of residence in Writers Omi International Residency (this text should be written in the candidate’s native language). Also, you need to send a letter of recommendation from the editor, a literary agent or a colleague.

All documents must be submitted electronically. Candidates will receive notifications from Writers Omi International Residency before January 15.

Questions to the organizers can be asked by e-mail.

More information – on the website of the art-residence.

Camac (Marne-sur-Seine, France)

Art-residence Camac was created 17 years ago. Residents live here almost all year round: activities are suspended only in January and February.

Quiet countryside has to creativity, and the proximity to the capital of France contributes to the receipt of new vivid impressions.

In the art residence of Camac are always waiting for writers, artists, sculptors, architects, musicians, dancers, designers.

Timing

Applications from candidates are accepted all year round.

Conditions

Writers live in Camac for one to two months. At this time they are equipped with a room and a workshop. Participants must pay a contribution, which will cover part of the cost of living.

Writers and poets who want to live in an art residence must know English, French or Spanish well. Professionals from anywhere in the world are allowed to participate.

How to participate

It is necessary to fill out a questionnaire on the site of the art residence of Camac, as well as send your photo, cover letter, description of the project that will be implemented in France. Also, to participate, you need to provide two letters of recommendation from editors or colleagues.

All this must be sent to e-mail. The answer from the organizers should come about a week after the sending of the application.

Bogliasco Foundation (Bolyasco, Italy)

In the art residence of the Bogliasco Foundation, there are spaces for 50 people who will work on creating creative and research projects at the Ligurian Training Center. Here live representatives of different art trends – writers, artists, musicians, architects, dancers, actors and many others.

Pleasant bonus – the participants of the art residence get access to the libraries and museums of the city of Genoa.

Timing

Applications for participation in the art residence and all necessary documents are accepted all year round. Until January 15, the organizers are waiting for documents from candidates for participation in the autumn-winter session (September 8-December 19), and until April 15 – for spring (February 2-May 15).

Conditions

The Art Residence provides accommodation and meals free of charge. The participant pays transport costs.

The candidate must have achievements in the field of literature. There are no age limits for participation, but applications from students are not accepted.

During the stay in the Bogliasco Foundation, the participant of the art residence must create a creative project, which will then be presented to the organizers.

How to participate

The candidate must complete the online application. Also need to provide a summary, three letters of recommendation, a short autobiography, creative work, implemented over the past five years. Also, the organizers are waiting for the description of the project, which will be created during your stay at the art residence. There is one more condition – payment of a commission of 30 dollars.

All documents must be completed in English, French, Spanish or Italian.

More information – on the website of the art-residence.

Gullkistan (Lehgarvatn, Iceland)

Gullkistan Art Residence was founded 7 years ago. She is in Iceland, on the edge of the village of Laugarvatn.

It is here that writers from all over the world can see the unique nature of the “country of fire and ice”. Iceland’s landscapes are known for their beauty, and the atmosphere of peace here inspires creative people to create new works of art.

In Gullkistan there are seminars on art, art exhibitions and the opening of new studios. Professional artists, musicians, designers, photographers, scientists can apply for participation in the art residence. Here they receive not only ideal conditions for creativity but also an acquaintance with the inhabitants of the nearest villages and the opportunity to study their culture and way of life.

Timing

Applications for participation in the art-residence are accepted all year round.

Conditions

Staying in Gullkistan is paid. The cost depends on preferences – from 750 euros for a small single room to 3100 euros for renting an apartment. Half of the amount must be paid by the participant of the art residence two months before arrival.

At the same time, eight people can live in the art residence of Gullkistan. The minimum stay of the participant is one month, but if you want to arrive for a shorter period, this issue can be discussed with the organizers.

How to participate

Fill in the form. Motivation letter and resume should be sent to e-mail.

Red gate gallery (Beijing, China)

Red gate gallery is an art-residence in China for writers, artists and scientists. Here they can not only live and work – the organizers promise that creative people from different countries of the world will have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the best artists of the Celestial Empire.

Timing

Applications for candidates for participation in an art residence are accepted all year round. Send the completed questionnaire and all the necessary documents best six months before the expected date of travel.

Conditions

A resident can stay in the Red gate gallery from one to six months. Accommodation paid – for 12,000 yuan per month you can rent a studio in the north of Beijing or an apartment in the city center.

Organizers of Red gate gallery recommend candidates to find grants for participation in their home country – the art-residence is ready to provide letters of support.

At the same time, 20 people from different countries can live in the Red gate gallery.

How to participate

Fill in the online application, in which you must write a short autobiography, as well as a description of the project, which will be implemented while in the art residence. To the application, you need to attach your portfolio – copies of published articles or literary works. If the materials are extensive, you should send them by e-mail.

More information – on the website of the art-residence.

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Olivia Stephens
Olivia Stephens
I wrote for periodicals last few years and I believe that now this experience continually helps me. Experience in the media gave me many other advantages. I know how to look for information not only on the Internet. I know how to use archives, how to get the right information from people, how to conduct real investigations. Thanks to the studying at the university, I efficiently collect unique material for my papers.

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