TOJI CULTURAL CENTRE RESIDENCY FOR SINGAPORE WRITERS 2018

The National Arts Council and the Toji Cultural Foundation in South Korea are pleased to offer fully-paid 2018 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 1 month and the maximum period is 3 months at any time between 1 June to 30 November 2018.

 

RESIDENCY PROVISIONS

The 2018 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 20 March 2018 and closes on 16 April 2018 at 1700hrs. Notification of results will be in May 2018.

 

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