Deadline: 30/08/2019

Opportunity for emerging writers, poets

Time and space for writing in rural Italy.

Dentro La Terra offers a residency programme where emerging poets, writers, researchers and thinkers from various disciplines can stay for short or longer periods, depending on their needs and availability, either alone or as small collectives, to find the time, space and a serene atmosphere for their creation and to propose initiatives engaging local and global communities. 

The residency is taking place in the village of Arielli (+/- 1,100 inhabitants) in the Central-Italian region of Abruzzo, about 15 kilometers from both the Adriatic Sea and the foothills of the Majella mountain. Accomodation and work-spaces are located in a palazzo, which was long-owned by wealthy Arielli landowners, with some parts dating back hundreds of years. Stretching out over three floors, it is surrounded by a large garden overlooking a forested valley, offering a lot of privacy and inspiration, while being in the village center. It underwent an extensive renovation in 2018 and is now ready to welcome guests. It is called "Dentro la Terra" in honor of the colloquial expression used by the locals to refer to the historic center.

Expectations from residents is to complete the project proposed in their application. Based on relevance for the project proposed, the author(s) can be requested to talk part in a talk or public event.
Accommodation Information 
Resident(s) will be provided with a comfortable accomodation and a work space in the large venue. The residence has two fully furnished apartments and internal/external workspace.
Studio Information 
The workspace is ideal for writing, editing and translation work. The building has access to wi-fi. A large space is under renovation and will be able to host visual artists.
Italian, English, French, German
Minimum 1 week
Paid by host 
50% grant on accommodation costs. Support can be provided to residents' applications for scholarships or other forms of financial support.
Paid by artist 
Price for selected applicants is EUR 250 for the first week (and EUR 20 for every additional day). Travel expenses  (including local transportation) are not covered by the grant.
Application guidelines 
To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to the following information
  • application form 
  • curriculum vitae    
  • motivation statement - the prospective residents should explain how the proposed project will impact their own artistic growth, as well as the local host community.

Opportunity for emerging writers, poets

Opportunity for emerging writers, poets


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