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AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland announces literary residency grants

Are you working as a writer or literary translator? Do you need access to your own room? Are you looking for a peaceful work environment and new inspiration? Now you can apply for a one-month residency grant for 2022, within the framework of AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland. You must apply before 25 April.

The residency grant includes one month of free accommodation and access to a workplace. The grant is worth 20,000 SEK. For residency grants where the host is a library, a writer’s fee of 7,500 SEK is also included for a public appearance which will be organized during the residency, in consultation with the host.

We invite applications for a total of nine residency grants for 2022, in five locations throughout the Västra Götaland region.


Locations and time periods

In your application you specify which location and month you apply for, as your first, second and third choice.

  • Kungälv Library offers accommodation in an apartment at Nordiska Folkhögskolan. There is a workplace in the library.
    Month: October/November (weeks 42-45)
  • Skara Diocese and National Library offers accommodation at Herrtorps Qvarn or in the centre of Skara. There is a workplace in the old library located in the centre of Skara.
    Month: September (weeks 35-38)
  • Tanum Central Library offers accommodation and a workplace at KKV Bohuslän in Gerlesborg and a workplace in the library.
    Month: October (weeks 40-43)
  • Världslitteraturhuset/Stadsbiblioteket in Gothenburg offers a workplace at Världslitteraturhuset and accommodation nearby.
    Month: October (weeks 40-43)
  • Villa Martinson in Jonsered offers accommodation and a workplace in one of the Villa’s five apartments.
    Month: October (five places)



We accept applications from individuals involved in literature, such as writers and literary translators, from all over the world. In 2022, as part of the Västra Götaland region’s cooperation with Göteborg Unesco City of Literature, we particularly welcome applicants from other Unesco Cities of Literature.

Submit your application no later than on 25 April through a digital form available here.

Submit your application


The selection of scholarship grants will take place in consultation with the reference group at the Cultural Development Administration and a representative from the host location.

This is included in the residency grant

The Cultural Development Administration will pay a grant (20,000 SEK) to the writers who are selected. We will also pay a fee (7,500 SEK) to writers who make a public appearance during their residency, and we will compensate the host for the rental costs.

The host will find suitable accommodation and a workplace, appoint a contact person and introduce the grantee to the area. If the host is a library, it will also, in consultation with the writer, arrange at least one public appearance (workshop, discussion, literary circle, seminar) during the residency.

When the residency is concluded, the grantee and the host shall each submit a brief report on the residency in which they describe their work, the type of public event that was arranged, the number of people who attended, and so on.

About AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland

AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland is a residency programme run by the Cultural Development Administration. It is aimed at writers and translators from all over the world. The purpose is to create time and space for artistic development by offering residencies at several locations throughout the Västra Götaland region. The residencies are made possible through grants, and they focus on artistic exploration and on providing opportunities for inspiration and further development. The residencies should also be shaped by the conditions of the location and the wishes of the host.

This residency grant announcement for 2022 is taking place in collaboration with Villa Martinson in Jonsered, Kungälv Library, Skara Diocese and National Library, Tanum Library and Världslitteraturhuset/Stadsbiblioteket in Gothenburg. The residency at Villa Martinson will take place within the framework of the subproject AIR Litteratur vistelsestipendium. The residencies at the other four locations are part of AIR Litteratur Bibliotek, a subproject run in collaboration with libraries throughout the region.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Johanna Lindström,
Coordinator of the Literary Residency Programme and
Cities of Refuge in Västra Götaland
076-324 27 71


Senast uppdaterad: 2022-04-11 14:33