Kraków City of Literature International Residency Programme

26th April 2024

Kraków City of Literature have opened their 2024 international residency programme, and are looking for writers with an interest in central Europe and a willingness to get to know Kraków.

In 2024 the Residency Program in Krakow will offer the writer a two-month stay between 1st September – 31st October. Residents will stay at the apartment of Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and Nobel Prize laureate.

Besides the stipend (2700 PLN gross/month) Kraków City of Literature cover transportation costs to and from Krakow. The Krakow Festival Office will guarantee residents the opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and help to develop opportunities for them to promote their works in Poland.

Application Criteria:

  • Connection with any UNESCO City of Literature outside of Poland.
  • At least one published book (fiction or non-fiction), a poetry collection, screenplay or theatre script by the applicant.
  • Work on a literary project during the residency.
  • Upper-intermediate level of spoken English.
  • Interest in the Central European region.
  • Readiness to participate in the literary life of Krakow, including events, meetings promotional interviews and engagements, and festivals, where applicable.
  • Residents will be asked to write a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will feature the City of Krakow (min. 6 000 to max. 11 000 characters with spaces) in some fashion and will be used in the future, published collection for promotional purposes.

The deadline for application submission is the 31st of May. Details and and application form here.