Call for applications to Among the Danes-residency 2020

Residence guests of summer 2018 (Photo: Lise Jacobsen Qvistgaard)

The Danish Centre for Writers and Translators has the pleasure of being able to offer four two-weeks working residency in the buildings on the beautiful grounds of Hald Hovedgaard, near the town of Viborg, in the period of June 15 – August 10, 2020.

Four foreign authors of fiction will be chosen to come to Denmark one at a time and for two weeks live in and share the a writing-conducive environment at Hald Hovedgaard together with seven Danish writers or translators.

This working residency is available to foreign authors who as a sole author have had at least two books of fiction or poetry published.

The residency is free for the chosen writers but they will have to pay for their own food and the travel to and from Hald/Denmark by themselves.

Read about the facilities at Hald Hovedgaard here.

Besides personal informations and a list of publications the application should contain a short explanation of your motivation for attending this international summer residence programme, as well as a short description of the project that you plan to be working on during your stay.

In the application your must mark the periods that you are interested in a residency at Hald Hovedgaard:

  • June 15 – 29, 2020,
  • June 29 – July 13, 2020
  • July 13 – 27, 2020 or
  • July 27 – August 10, 2020

Application form in either word format or pdf-format is to be used for the application (word version hereand pdf here).

Applications are to be sent to director, Peter Q. Rannes, at

NB! Deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Applicants can expect a reply 2-3 weeks after the deadline.