TOJI CULTURAL CENTRE RESIDENCY FOR SINGAPORE WRITERS 2020
The National Arts Council and the Toji Cultural Foundation in South Korea are pleased to offer fully-paid 2020 residency awards to up to four 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 Wonju, Gangwon province, a two-hour drive from Seoul.
The minimum period of the residency is one month and the maximum period is 3 months at any time between 1 April to 30 November 2020.
The 2020 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.
Applications for this residency programme opens 10 January 2020 and closes on 15 February 2020 at 1700hrs. Notification of results will be on 15 March 2020.
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