Open Call: Translation in Motion Literary Translation Residencies 2022
Open Call: Literary Translation residencies 2022
Translation in Motion Programme April 2022 – April 2023


For a second year the Translation in Motion consortium of translation residencies invites applications by literary translators working from or into the languages of the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia). A record of the Translation in Motion translators in residency in 2021 is available here.

Application deadline: April 14 2022

The residencies offer translators time for focused creative work on a literary translation project, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the source language of their translation and carry out research, and to raise their visibility by networking with the local literary sector and presenting their work to local audiences.


The residencies are offered by a range of host organizations which welcome proposals from literary translators working from or into the languages of the countries of the Western Balkans. Depending on the language combination and host organization, eligible translators should be citizens of any EU country or any country of the Western Balkans.

Host organizations


General conditions

During their residency, translators are expected to work intensively on the literary translation project with which they applied for the programme, to take part in events or activities of the host organization, and to network with colleagues and with other residents. The host organizations offer free accommodation in the residency center, a travel grant and a monthly fellowship to cover living expenses.

To find out more about the specific conditions for each residency, please consult the website of the relevant host organization.

Application and Selection

Applications for residency stays taking place between April 2022 and April 2023 period are to be submitted by April 14 2022. Candidates are invited to send a letter of interest outlining their reasons for applying for the residency, a description of their literary translation project and a CV to the relevant residency host. The Steering Committee of the Translation in Motion consortium will make the selection and announce results by April 15 2022.

Full details of the application process can be found on each residency host website. 

In the light of COVID-19, all residency arrangements are subject to change in case of COVID restrictions. For specific measures applied by the host countries consult the relevant government guidelines.  Also, be sure to follow the host organization website for most recent information. 

About Translation in Motion

Translation in Motion is a programme that aims to enrich and intensify the flow of translated literature in contemporary Europe and specifically between the Western Balkans countries and the EU member states. 

Recognizing that literary translators are influential and driven ambassadors of cultural dialogue, this programme provides international mobility and professional development. 

The Translation in Motion project (1/2/21-31/8/23) is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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