Dar al-Ma’mûn, the NEA, and PEN — like the HOT — have deadlines approaching.
RESIDENCIES: Dar al-Ma’mûn’s Omar Berrada notes that the organization was granted the Unesco-Aschberg label for 2013, “which means that we can offer two residencies whose cost will be partly covered by the UNESCO-Aschberg program.”
The residencies are 3 months long, dates flexible within 2013. One is in visual arts, and one in creative writing — translation included.
The program seeks to promote the mobility of young artists and writers, so there is an age bracket (25 to 35 years old), and they must be from countries other than Morocco.
They do also ask that the art/writing/translation project have some relation to North Africa. (Berrada also notes that Morrocans should not be too unhappy; there are other residencies to which they can apply.)
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2012. Download the application here.
GRANT #1: Applications for the US National Endowment for the Arts fellowships are due January 3, 2013. Apply here.
GRANT #2: English PEN is accepting translation-grant applications from UK publishers; deadline Dec. 14, 2012.
PEN Translates! grants are for up to 75% of translation costs. Grants are to be used solely for the translation costs of the chosen title.
Projects will also be assessed for literary quality and contribution to diversity, as well as on the strength of the publishing project and strategy. PEN is willing to help champion the selected books but is not responsible for ensuring the success of the promotional campaign. The following must be fulfilled as part of the agreement:
More information here. And if you have any questions, you’re to email emma [at] englishpen.org.
Why all competitions insist on under 40 item??/ What is really wrong with above 40 ya Marcia
Well, I suppose it’s their way of saying they want to give a chance to “new” writers although obviously writers can be “new” at any age. It’s a shame, fa3lan, that there aren’t more opportunities for “emerging writers over 35” or “emerging women writers with children” or…
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