The TRADUKI-supported Writers-in-Residence Programs in Belgrade, Novo Mesto, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, and Tirana have developed a joint program called “Reading Balkans”, for which they received the support of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. They invite interested writers (prose, poetry, drama, and essays) from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia to apply for four-week stays in one of the seven cities. Available are 21 fellowships in the period from March 1 and July 31, 2018. Deadline for applications is October 25, 2017.
The Literary Residence in Cetinje – Writers in the Historical Capitol will widen the offer of TRADUKI sponsored writers in residence programs even more. Autors and translators from Southeast Europe have now the opportunity to apply for a residential fellowship in Montenegro. In cooperation with TRADUKI, the publishing house Otvoreni kulturni forum (OKF) offers three fellowships in September, October and November. Deadline for applications is August 10 2017.
Each year, the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia makes available a fund of 200.000 CHF to actors in literary and book fields, in order to promote Swiss literature abroad. A special focus is made on art books, photography, design, and children and youth books. Eligible to apply are publishers, event organizers, associations, and book and literary actors from Switzerland and abroad. Deadlines for applications are each year on March 1 and September 1. Applications can be made exclusively via the portal www.myprohelvetia.ch.