International Writers’ and Translators’ House offers 7 residential rooms for professional writers and translators from the whole world.
Thanks to the support of the State Culture Capital Foundation, Ventspils House offers the opportunity to apply for a scholarship (320 EUR) for the undertaking of creative literary work, while living at the House for up to four weeks.
Thanks to the Nordic Culture Point since 2009 Vriters House invites writers and translators from the Nordic countires to apply for the residency and give a grant 440 EUR per four weeks, plus cover the travel costs.
Since 2014 due to the support of the Ministry of Culture Ventspils house has developed a new programme for translators from the Latvian language. The house provides a grant for 2 months residency and an intensive course of the Latvian language in co-operation with the Ventspils University.
The Ministry of Culture attracted finances from the State budget to provide for the initiation and continuation of the Ventspils House.
The aim of the establishment of the International Writers’ and Translators’ House is to create a multifunctional international writer’s and translator’s centre, which promotes the development of literature, encourages cross-cultural dialogue and introduces the Latvian literary process to international circulation; to facilitate the decentralisation of the development of literature in Latvia by fostering a suitable cultural environment in regional Latvia.
The idea to create such a venue in Latvia belongs to writer Nora Ikstena, who was supported by the Minister of Culture by establishing a successful collaborative partnership with the Ventspils City Council and Latvian Literature Centre.
- Part of a Governmental Institution
- Months: 1
- Printmaking facilities
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources