The ATI was involved in the inception in 2012 of the Visegrad Literary Residency Programme (VLRP) which seeks to better connect writers from the countries of the Visegrad group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). The programme is an opportunity to support the mobility and creative work of talented writers, and it forms a platform for sharing experiences and mutual enrichment and learning. An important element of the programme is its role in promoting contemporary literature and writers.
Each year 32 grants are awarded under this programme (to 8 recipients from each of the V4 countries), and there are two residency terms: one in spring (from 1 May to 12 June) and one in autumn (from 1 September to 30 November) in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, and Krakow. Candidates for the programme may be writers (fiction or non-fiction), poets, or translators who have at least one published work, or essayists, critics, and journalists who have contributed at least three pieces of writing to acknowledged newspapers, magazines, or online media.
The ATI’s partners in this project are the Centre for Information on Literature in Bratislava and Petöfi Literary Museum in Budapest, and the main coordinator is the Willa Decjusza Association in Krakow. The project is fully funded by the International Visegrad Fund (IVF).
The deadline to apply for the spring and autumn terms is: 31 January.
More information is available HERE
Czech writers who have been awarded a residency under this programme in the past include: Petra Hůlová, Petr Borkovec, Jan Těsnohlídek ml., David Zábranský, Ondřej Buddeus, Jan Němec, Miloš Doležal, Ladislav Šerý, Alena Mornštajnová, Igor Malijevský, Irena Šťastná, Roman Sikora, Olga Peková, Sára Vybíralová, Marie Iljašenko, Ondřej Horák, Kamil Bouška, Dora Kaprálová, Ondřej Hanus, Alexej Sevruk, Jakuba Katalpa, Jaroslav Balvín, Pavel Kolmačka, Ivana Myšková, and Pavel Brycz.