The existing literary residencies in Croatia


The existing literary residencies in Croatia open to domestic and international writers are:

Writers' House in Pazin (

The Writer's House is a cultural institution based in the town of Pazin in Istria. The formation of the House has put the organisational foundation allowing future development of new models and modalities of literary life in Istria and Croatia. This is an essential step forward in the development of the infrastructure of the Croatian literary space, and furthermore, it represents the opening of this space to international cooperation and dialogue.

Kamov Residency – City of Rijeka (

With the Kamov Residency Programme the City of Rijeka, which has been chosen for the European Capital of Culture 2020, wishes to enable contemporary European and world creators to better understand artistic, cultural and social situation in Croatia - especially in Rijeka. At the same time, citizens of Rijeka have access to European and world artistic scene.

Kurs residency in Split (

With its residential programme “Marko Marulic” and the promotional activities of the international writers and translators in Split, the Association KURS connects and enables contemporary European writers and translators to familiarise themselves with the cultural and social conditions in Croatia - more specifically in Split, while at the same time the local audience benefits from the encounter with the selected European scene.

P.E.N. Croatia residency in Zagreb (

Croatian P.E.N. Centre has recently started a program of a literary residence taking place in the very heart of Zagreb’s historical centre.

Ulysses’ Shelter (http.//

Ulysses’ Shelter is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union aiming to build a network of exchange literary residencies across Europe and designed primarily for young writers of prose and/or poetry and literary translators. It is led by the Croatian publisher and literary agency Sandorf and managed jointly by Literature Across Frontiers in Wales, Krokodil in Belgrade, Serbia, Thraka in Larissa, Greece, and the Slovene Writers Association in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Residency of the Croatian Literary Translators’ Association  (

Residency of the Croatian Literary Translators’ Association for literary translators and writers in Zagreb promotes and encourages cooperation with language institutes, language departments at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, publishers, festivals and international networks for residential exchange. Part of the stay of our residents is dedicated to their work on the text which brought them to Zagreb, while the other part includes activities such as panel discussions with fellow translators and writers, workshops and masterclasses at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as tandems with peers and guest appearances at literature festivals.

Literary residency Ante Kovačić in Marija Gorica (in making)