‘Plants AiR’ programme of the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation, in cooperation with the ADATA AiR programme (Plovdiv 2019), launches a call for a writer from Bulgaria.

Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture is seeking an artist interested in spending a month-long stay in Novi Sad during October 2019. During that time he or she can work on their own work and on a short literary piece that would express their impression on Novi Sad, people, way of life, rhythm, etc. The form of this literary piece is free – it can be a story, a poem, an essay, a contemplation piece, even a short play if the resident is feeling ambitious. This literary piece doesn’t have to be finished within the residence, but we expect it within three months after the end of the residence.
This literary piece will be translated into Seribian and published in 2021, within a collection of works from writers in residence.
In addition, we would like to connect the resident with the local writer’s scene.

We offer the following condtions:
● Travel expenses - to Novi Sad and back - up to 200 EUR
● Accommodation in a flat in the centre of Novi Sad
● Per diem + honorarium - in the amount of up to 750 EUR

Residency: October 2019
Aplication Deadline: 6 September 2019
Announcement of the selected applicant: 13 September 2019

Novi Sad has been historically perceived as the centre of Serbian culture. With the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci, it played an important role during the 18th and 19th centuries in preserving Serbian culture and defining it. This role was so prominent, that it was nicknamed ‘Serbian Athens’.
In the 1960s and 1970s, it was a scene for the avant-garde and punk/rock artists who experimented with new forms.
During the turbulent end of 20th century, as a result of Yugoslav wars and NATO bombing, Novi Sad lost its bridges across Danube, and became home for numerous refugees from Croatia and Bosnia. It’s cityscape and demographics permanently changed.
Fast-forwarding to the second decade of 21st century, Novi Sad is a European Youth Capital for 2019 and European Capital of Culture for 2021. Bridges across Danube have been rebuilt, but we still strive to rebuild cultural bridges to Europe and to tell new stories about Novi Sad. We would like our writers in residence to help us tell these new stories!

● Short biography up to 4 pages stating professional accomplishments and published works
● Motivational letter (between 250 and 350 words) explaining your motivation for applying for this residence programme
● Readiness to explore local communities and local artistic scene
● Good command of English language

Please, send your application in English to airadata@plovdiv2019.eu (Email Subject should be: PLANTS AiR)

DEADLINE: 6 September 2019

For questions: airadata@plovdiv2019.eu
Further information about the ADATA AiR programme HERE.



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