Would you like to stay two months (May-June 2018) in the intellectual capital of Estonia to introduce your work to the Estonian readers? If you are a writer or maybe a translator (translating from Estonian to other languages) and you are not a resident of Estonia, Tartu Residency Program offers you this opportunity.

Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia with a population of 97,000. The city, designated in 2015 UNESCO City of Literature, lies on the banks of the River Emajõgi and is home to many literary festivals, conferences and projects. Its view is marked by classically designed 18th-century buildings, museums and galleries. The Medieval St. John’s Church, in Tartu’s Old Town is unique in Europe due to its almost 1,000 terracotta sculptures. You are invited to spend your spring in one of these amazing venues.

As a writer in residence, you will stay in the former house of writer Karl Ristikivi (1912–1977), one of the greatest Estonian prose writers of the twentieth century. During your stay, you will receive a scholarship of 600 euros per month and the opportunity to perform in Tartu International Literature Festival Prima Vista , the biggest literary event in the city.

Are you ready to be a part of Tartu’s vibrant literary life? Click on the link below for more info and apply for this program.


The deadline for applications is March 1st 2018 and the results will be announced by March 15th the latest. Good luck!

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