Due Date: February 25, 2019

Applications are open for the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program 2019 The Residency Program is committed to emerging authors from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Program was developed with the belief that the Network offers an exceptional chance to establish affiliations, increase movement, and deal professionalization services for authors.

It intends to promote the Cities of Literature Network, supply authors with a platform to display their work and skill to a Main European audience, assistance higher variety of voices and literatures on the Polish and Main European book market and deal regional authors the possibility to produce relate to worldwide authors too.

The Residency Program is a tactical task of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Program, run by the Krakow Celebration Workplace, which will satisfy the top priority of strengthening worldwide cooperation in the field of literature and the innovative markets.


  • In 2019 the Residency Program in Krakow will use authors a two-month remain at the Vacation home Decius, main partner of the task with years of experience running worldwide residencies, consisting of the Visegrad Literary Residency and the ICORN residency program
  • They will likewise use a stipend of 2,500 PLN gross and cover transport expenses to and from Krakow;-LRB- **************).
  • The Krakow Celebration Workplace will ensure citizens the chance to take part in the literary life of the city and aid to establish chances for them to promote their operate in Poland.


  • This residency is restricted to authors from the UNESCO Cities of Literature;-LRB- **************).
  • Upper intermediate level of spoken English;-LRB- **************).
  • Have at least one released book (fiction or non-fiction), poetry collection, movie script, theatre script or translation into Polish by the candidate;-LRB- **************).
  • Citizens will be asked to compose a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will include the City of Krakow (minutes. 6 000 to max. 11 000 characters with areas) in some style and will be utilized in a future, released collection for marketing functions;-LRB- **************).
  • Have interest in the Main European area;-LRB- **************).
  • Preparedness to take part in the literary life of Krakow, consisting of occasions, conferences marketing interviews and engagements, celebrations, where relevant;-LRB- **************).
  • Deal with a literary task throughout the residency.


The following are needed files:

  • Online application
  • Extract from a released text (in Polish or English) or a piece of a translation (in Polish). No greater than 2 pages in length
  • Biography/CV
  • Optional: Suggestion letter, letter of inspiration

To find out more, check out Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program

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