South African non-profit organisation Hear My Voice, in partnership with Swedish organisation Göteborgs Litteraturhus (Gothenburg House of Literature), invites Swedish poets and writers to apply for a two-week writing residency taking place in South Africa between 10 and 24 March 2022.
The opportunity provides Swedish writers with an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa to perform, share work, engage in conversations, facilitate workshops and develop work relating to the impact of writing, poetry and cross-cultural exchanges. Selected applications will receive financial support towards flights, accommodation, stipends and other travel-related costs, as well as an engagement fee for a public engagement arranged during the residency. The residency takes place in Tshwane and Johannesburg.
Applicants are expected to submit their concrete idea for a project they want to include as part of the residency and work on during their time in South Africa. Additionally, submissions will have to include a context-related motivation, as well as a convincing professional track record.
Interested applicants may apply here : Hear My Voice Poetry Residency Application Form. The deadline for applications is 30th January 2022. The outcomes of the selection process will be announced by the 13th of February 2022.
This residency is made possible through part funding from the department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Swedish Arts Council.