Funded Residency for Writers and Translators in Switzerland 2020

Fondation Jan Michalski
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Funded Residency for Writers and Translators in Switzerland 2020

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The Jan Michalski Foundation invites writers and translators from all over the world to be a part of the residency for 2019 in Switzerland, open to any discipline as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Residences are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs, like writer-translator, writer-other discipline, writer-writer etc. The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. The village is approximately 30 minutes from Lausanne and one hour from Geneva.  Six ‘Treehouses’ overlook Lake Geneva and the Alps while the seventh faces the Jura forest. One other ‘Treehouse’ serves as a kitchen and common living area and where writers can cook together, socialize and relax.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. There are no age or nationality restrictions.
  2. Beginners are accepted.
  3. Length of stay: Two weeks, one, two, three or six months. The length of stay should match the scope of the project. The period applied for is a request only, and the Foundation reserves the right to offer another period depending on availability.  
  4. Residents are allocated one of the seven ‘Treehouses’ for as long as they need to complete their writing project. This ‘Treehouse’ allows them to live independently. For projects in pairs, a separate Treehouse will be assigned to each of the selected applicants.
  5. There is one Treehouse available for people with reduced mobility. Please specify any reduced mobility needs in the ‘comments’ box in the ‘your stay’ section of the application form.
  6. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  7. Applications can be submitted in English or in French.
  8. Applications will be assessed based on three criteria: the quality of the project, the applicant’s professional background and whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project. Beginners’ applications are assessed based on the quality of the project and the motivation they are able to convey in their application.

Funding and benefits:

  1. Residents’ travel costs to and from their home address will be covered by the Foundation.
  2. Residents are granted a monthly allowance of CHF 1200.
  3. The Foundation provides breakfast and lunch for residents and the village has a small grocery shop.
  4. Electric bikes are available for residents.
  5. Residents have free access to the library during the day.
  6. Residents are free to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.

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Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals, Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Food, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Cover Letter, Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Foreign Languages
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English, French
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Fondation Jan Michalski

The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was created in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura... More details