Residencies for writers in Paris and Rome

Would you like support to develop your writing practice and connect with literary communities in Paris or Rome?

Keesing Studio

Location: Paris, France

Art form: Literature

Length of residency: 6 months

Dates: 6 August 2018 – 4 February 2019, 11 February – 5 August 2019

Amount: $20,000

Residency opportunity

The Keesing Studio is part of the Cité Internationale des Arts. Since 1965, the Cité Internationale des Arts has accommodated more than 18,000 artists from all over the world. The Cité provides studio space to professional artists wanting to develop their practice in France. Across two buildings, the Cité houses a culturally diverse selection of artists from up to 50 countries in its 324 studios each year. The Keesing Studio was generously leased by the late Nancy Keesing to provide Australian writers with the opportunity to live and write in a new and stimulating environment.
BR Whiting Studio

Location: Rome, Italy
Art form: Literature (includes arts writers, playwrights, and librettists)
Length of residency: 6 months
Dates: August 2018 – January 2019, February – July 2019
Amount: $20,000

Residency opportunity

The BR Whiting Studio residency is an opportunity for artists to curate their own program of activity and expand their practice and develop networks in Rome. The city is rich in history, culture and religion. There are many opportunities for a writer to connect with bookshops, literary societies, universities, academics and translators.

Applications for these residencies close: Midnight Tuesday 3 October 2017 AEST

Visit our website to read about more international opportunities and to submit your application.

For any questions in relation to the residencies:
Phone: 02 9215 9000

Toll free: 1800 226 912
Email: enquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au

 

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