Czech Literary Centre summer and autumn 2019 residencies

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, in cooperation with the Czech Scout Foundation announces its summer and autumn 2019 residencies in Prague and Brno.

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Residencies for translators of Czech and foreign Czech studies specialists

Foreign translators of Czech, Czech studies specialists and literary scholars with an interest in Czech culture can apply for 2, 3 or 4-week study and creative residencies in Prague or Brno (in Brno, residents will have unlimited access to the resources of the Moravian Library). The residencies are not limited by age or target language of the translations. The aim of the residency is to give the resident time to create and research, meet with the author they are translating and get to know the Czech literary and cultural scene. The resident should be willing to take part in the local literary life (taking part in events held or arranged by the organiser). During the residency, the resident should work on a translation or research project.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Ability to communicate in Czech or English
  • At least one published translation or scholarly work (including in magazines)

Residency dates:

Prague: July–November 2019
Brno: September–October 2019


Prague / Brno

The resident receives:

  • A 250 EUR per week contribution to living costs
  • Accommodation in a residency flat

Documents for the application (in Czech or English, in text or pdf format):

  • Completed application form (including a cover letter and a description of the project)
  • CV
  • Bibliography

Further conditions can be found in the application form, which is an integral part of the application and is binding for the applicant. Please send the documents to

Application submission deadline: 21 March 2019 (2pm CET)

Results: Will be announced by the end of April 2019 on the Czech Literary Centre website (


Application form for translators of Czech and foreign Czech studies specialists