TOJI CULTURAL CENTRE RESIDENCY FOR SINGAPORE WRITERS 2017

The National Arts Council and the Toji Cultural Foundation in South Korea are pleased to offer fully-paid 2017 residency awards to up to 3 Singapore writers from any of Singapore’s four major languages, English, Chinese, Malay or Tamil.

 

The Program for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers is administered by the Toji Cultural Foundation to provide residential facilities and a quiet environment for writers to work in and focus on their craft. The residency provides the opportunity for writers to dedicate their time entirely to writing new literary works. 10 to 14 international and Korean writers and artists are nominated every year to reside at Toji Cultural Centre, a literary guesthouse located in the city of Wongju, Gangwon province, a two-hour drive from Seoul.

 

The minimum period of the residency is 1 month and the maximum period is 3 months at any time between 1 April to 30 December 2017

 

RESIDENCY PROVISIONS

The 2017 Writers-in-Residence will be awarded full residency support, including accommodation, meals, residency facilities access to Internet, library and loan of books, research materials from Yonsei University Wonju campus, and one economy-class return airfare plus taxes.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applications for this residency programme opens 7 November 2016 and closes on 15 January 2017 at 2359hrs. Notification of results will be in February 2017.

 

For queries, please email: nac_literary_arts@nac.gov.sg

 

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

Previous Toji Writers in Residence from Singapore include:

  • Aaron Lee
  • Christine Chia
  • Clara Chow
  • Tania De Rozario
  • Ng Yi-Sheng
  • Roslie Sidik
  • David Leo
  • Lee Kow Fong (Ah Guo)
  • Tan Mei Ching
  • Lim Hung Chang (Lin Gao)
  • Laremy Lee
  • Liew Kwee Lan (Aiyu)
  • Ovidia Yu
  • Gwee Li Sui
  • Suchen Christine Lim