Since 2007, the S. Fischer Foundation offers fellowships to translators of German literature from Turkey and from countries of Southeast Europe. The fellowships consist of the four-week stay in the Literary Colloquium Berlin. The program has recently been extended to translators to Belarussian, Polish and Ukrainian. Eligible to apply for 2017 are translators from Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Albania, and Turkey.
The Austrian Federal Chancellery of Austria in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria makes available 50 residencies for foreign artists. The aim of the residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) is to offer an opportunity to become familiar with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment, as well as to make contacts with Austrian artists. The goal is to realise an own project during the residency. Activities on offer include visits at galleries, studios and museums, contacts to the literature and publishing sector, as well as access to Vienna’s or Salzburg’s music life. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2016.
The German Translation Fund invites to a German-Slovenian translation workshop in Berlin. The five-day workshop, headed by Erwin Köstler and Amalija Maček will take place between December 4 and 9, 2016. It is aimed at professional literary translators who already have at least one published translation.