Open Call: Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino

Deadline: 20 March and 20 May, 2022
Residency period: May-Aug, 2022
Residency duration: 7-50 days, depending on the type of residence
Since the spring of 2021, Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino has been hosting a year-round programme of residency opportunities for writers, translators, and creative arts practitioners. Residents are provided with accommodation, meals, and workspace to focus on their projects.

Peredelkino is a Soviet-era writers' community that boasts some of the greatest names of Russian literature in the 20th century. Today, it remains home to prominent Russian writers, poets, and literary critics and a place where literature thrives.

Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino restores its historical function as a place that supports literary and cultural studies, creates opportunities for writers and artists, promotes dialogue and creative synthesis, and serves as a creative laboratory.

From February 16, it will be possible to apply for participation in the first half of the program on the website of the House of Creativity.

In 2021, we received more than a thousand applications and hosted 175 creative practitioners from 36 cities of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Brazil, USA, and Latvia.

More info here.
The residency programme grants selected participants — writers, translators, artists, researchers, and musicians — a stay in Dom Tvorchestva over a three week period to work on a literary writing, translation, critical text, or other creative project. The programme runs several times a year and hosts up to eight residents at a time.
The development of literary translation is an important priority of Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino and a cornerstone of this residency programme. Every month, six translators spend a week in residence where they work on their translation, benefit from each other's expertise and feedback, and attend lectures.
A collaborative residency that also allows time for individual projects. The programme is open to writers, artists, photographers, and musicians working on the announced theme of the year. The theme of the 2022 residency programme is 'Nature Writing'.
We invite applications from researchers from Russia and abroad working within the field of literature of the mid and late 20th century and the biography of writers closely associated with Peredelkino. Possible additional topics include: the Russian literary process from 1936 to 1991, Relationship between writers and Soviet authorities, Genius loci, Culture in the 1960s.
Residency invites applications from creative practitioners across various disciplines depending on the type of residency. There are no nationality restrictions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

You can apply for each residency once a year. It means that you can apply for both an individual residency and a research residency within the same year, but you cannot apply for several individual residencies.

Alumni of previous residencies are also eligible to apply.
  • the candidate's professional background
  • the quality of the project
  • whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project
Residents are provided with accommodation in the renovated Dom Tvorchestva hotel, a dedicated workspace, access to the library, three meals a day, travel expenses to and from Dom Tvorchestva, guided tours around the writers' village, and bicycles to ride around the Meshchersky Park.

Dom Tvorchestva doesn't offer a stipend to the residents.

If necessary, the Residency provides official letters of invitation for visa applications but we do not cover visa fees and travel insurance.
Expectations towards the resident
Residents participate in the public program, provide non-exclusive rights to the work they create during residency, and participate in dinner gatherings with other residents.

We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test for all selected residents. Participants arrange and pay for it themselves.
To become a resident, submit your application online. Each application is reviewed by the expert council made up of writers, editors, critics, translators, playwrights, and employees of Dom Tvorchestva. Successful candidates will be contacted by email or phone.

The expert council reserves the right to refuse the application without explanation.