Ministria e Ekonomisë, Kulturës dhe Inovacionit


The Residence Programme for writers and litarary translators ‘Tirana IN-BETWEEN’
2015, is launched again, for the third consecutive year in Tirana (Albania).
The Residency is prearranged by POETEKA (a cultural association in Tirana, which is
active since 2004 as a Literature Festival, Literary Review and Book Publishing House) in
cooperation with the TRADUKI Network, in partnership with Albanian Ministry of
Culture and other local institutions & partners.
The Literary Residence Programme ‘Tirana IN-BETWEEN 2015’ is open to welcome
fiction writers, poets, literary translators, essayists, playwrights and screenplay writers
from Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosova, Bosnia&Herzegovina,
Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania).
We are in particular paying attention in writers who are innovative, who handle in their
works contemporary thematics and topics, or translators who working to and from the
languages contained in translation program of TRADUKI European Network for
literature and books.
For the year 2015, the call for applications is launched for six months, each in the
duration of 4 weeks, in starting from March 2015.

– 15.03.2015
– 15.04.2015
– 15.05.2015


– 01.09.2015
– 01.10.2015
– 01.11.2015


The fellowship for the writers includes a one-month stay in an apartment in Tirana (the
apartment is situated in one of the areas that have kept still something of the spirit and
the traditional lifestyle of the Albanian Capital), travel costs and a stipend in the
ammount of 800 euro, wi-fi nett connection, a cell‐phone and other common facilities
necessary for normal living and working activities.

The application consists of:
1 – a bio-bibliography – a short curriculum vitae and art life, including the list of the
works published (in Albanian, English, German or French – max. half page);
2 – a recommendation of the publisher or of Writers or Translators Association
3 – a synopsis of the project to be undertaken during four week staying in Tirana (max.
half page);
4 – The full address (phone number and e-mail address – max. 2 lines);

The applications should be sent via e-mail in the following addresses:


The fellowships will be awarded by an international professional Jury, consisting of
individuals with experience in literature. (To make the process easier, applicants may
annotate also the convenient months, if would be declared as an eventual winner.)

The winner applicants will be informed about the decision of the Jury by e-mail latest by
March 01st 2015.

The selected artists in Residencial Porgramme ‘Tirana in Between’ for 2013 were:
– Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia); Tanja Bakić (Montenegro); Jasmina Topić (Serbia).
The selected artists in Residencial Porgramme ‘Tirana in Between’for 2014 were:
– Luan Starova (Macedonia); Barbara Pogačnik (Slovenia); Srdjan Srdić (Serbia); Robert
Perišić (Croatia); Olya Stoyanova (Bulgaria); Jovan Nikolaidis (Montenegro).