Ulyanovsk City of Literature International Residency Program

Applications Due 31.3 2019. Open call for writers and translators from the designated Cities of Literature within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Candidates must have high interest in Russian culture and literature, strong level of spoken English, and at least one officially published book (fiction or non-fiction) (or screenplay, theatre script or translation from Russian into another language).

Program Amenities

  • One-month stay (June or September) with private apartment in the heart of the city
  • Expenses on accommodation, participation in public actions and the organization of the final event with the resident at the end of the month)
  • Scholarship and compensation of travel costs to and from Ulyanovsk (as agreed, in the partnership with the embassies of the foreign states and/or their cultural centers)
  • Opportunity to get engaged in the cultural scene of Ulyanovsk.

Residents will be asked to write a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will feature the City of Ulyanovsk in some fashion (min. 15 000 characters with spaces) and will be used in a future for publishing and promotional purposes (residents will be asked to give a permission for printing, reproduction, translation of this short text to the City of Ulyanovsk Administration).

Participants will be asked to present the results of the work at the end of the month at the public event in Ulyanovsk, and to participate in the literary life of Ulyanovsk, including events, meetings, promotional interviews and engagements, festivals etc.

Note: Residents are required to take care of medical insurance and are responsible for their meals and household; additional guests cannot be hosted. The amount of travel costs compensation and scholarship will be determined individually with each resident before his/her arriving to Ulyanovsk after the competition is completed.