Call for Applications – Among the Danes Residency 2023

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 19 – August 14, 2023.

The Among the Danes Program invites four foreign writers to Denmark, where, one at a time, for two weeks they will have the opportunity to live and work in a writing-conducive environment at Hald Hovedgaard side by side with seven Danish writers, translators, or illustrators.

The four writers who, as a sole author have had at least two books of fiction or poetry published will be selected based on their applications.

The residency is free for the chosen writers, they will be responsible for own catering, and will – in 2023 – each receive a grant of 1.000 Euro to cover expenses for catering, travel etc.

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

  • June 19 – July 3, 2023,
  • July 3 – 17, 2023
  • July 17 – 31, 2023 or
  • July 31 – August 14, 2023

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

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

Deadline for applications is March 5, 2023.

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

* Scandinavian-speaking authors are referred to our regular residency program.