Two Finnish writers can spend three months in Buenos Aires, were they will have the chance to live and work in a culturally rich and stimulating environment.

You may apply for (N.B. Call will not be carried out for 2022):

  • two working grants for three months for writers
  • working period: August 1st to October 31st
  • the working grant amounts to €7,000 per three-month residency. In addition to the working grant, the grantee also receives €1,000 to cover travel costs

The program will be hosted by the Filba Foundation, an NGO that works to promote the circulation of books and literature among diverse audiences in South America. Filba organises one of the biggest literature festivals in the Spanish language, with more than 100 participating authors, and the writers in residency will be a part of the programme. Therefore, it would be beneficial if the selected writers had published in a language such as English, Spanish or French. Filba’s team will receive the writers and help them become acquainted with the local literary scene. The foundation’s offices are located in Eterna Cadencia, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the city.

Both writers will be housed in CheLA, a renovated factory that serves as an art gallery and residency. The neighbourhood is Parque Patricios, a very quiet part of the city that is well connected by public transport to the main centres of activity.

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