OPEN CALL FOR STAY IN THE RESIDENCE OF SLOVENE WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION, THE DANE ZAJC WRITERS’ STUDIO FOR AUTHORS/TRANSLATOR WHO WILL CARRY OUT THEIR PROJECTS IN LJUBLJANA IN 2018

Organisation founded in
1872, residence programme since 2015
Disciplines: Literature, literary translation
Location: Praprotnikova 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 4 weeks
Paid by organizer: Studio, apartment accommodation
Paid by resident: Travel and living expenses, accident and health insurance
Deadline: 31.10.2017

Location, Premises and Equipment

The Dane Zajc Writers’ Studio is located in Praprotnikova Street (Praprotnikova ulica) in Ljubljana, a 10-minute walk from the city centre. In this apartment Dane Zajc was living and working for some years at the end of his life – so the residence features many testimonies to his life (e.g. paintings he was receiving as gifts, furniture he used, some personal objects). The residence measures 48, 70 square metres, it has two bedrooms and a kitchen, a bathroom and an enclosed glass balcony. The smaller bedroom has a bed, a desk, and a cupboard, while the larger one contains a “reading corner” and leads to the balcony. In each bedroom there are bookcases stocked with translations of Slovenian authors and with books that have been left there by other residence guests. The apartment has a wireless network (data transfer 50GB/month), a kitchen with basic utensils for cooking, a washing machine and an iron. A cleaning service of the studio apartment after the resident leaves and a change of bed‐linen and towels are provided.

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. Preference will be given to those authors/translators whose project will contribute to the promotion and presence of Slovenian literature and humanities on the world stage.
The Slovene Writers’ Association invites a maximum of 12 authors each year to work 4 weeks in the studio apartment in Ljubljana for the year 2018.

Application Documentation

Applications must be submitted in the following languages: Slovenian, English or Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian. 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) including information on preferred month of Residence and two alternative time slots.

Applications must be submitted by regular post or email before 31. 10. 2017 (date of postmark) to:

Društvo slovenskih pisateljev (Slovene Writers’ Association)
Tomšičeva 12
1000 Ljubljana

or

Email address: agata.simenc@drustvo-dsp.si

The submission must be clearly marked “Artist in Residence in Ljubljana/Slovenia 2018”.
All complete application will be considered. The applicants will be informed about the outcome by 1.12.2017.

Full text: CALL for APPLICATION_Artists in Residence Programme_2018