OPEN CALL: 4th Year of the TROJICA AIR Residencies

The fourth year of the residency programme for translators of Slovak literature into foreign languages is now accepting applications. 


Basic information

The Centre for Information on Literature and the town of Banská Štiavnica offer 11 one-month-long residencies to translators of Slovak literature into foreign languages TROJICA AIR (artist in residence) in 2023. The project is supported by LITA, civil association of authors.

The translator is provided a 1-bedroom apartment and study room in the centre of Banská Štiavnica on Trojičné námestie (entry from Radničné námestie) and a stipend of 1000 euro. The first half of the stipend will be deposited into the resident's account upon the begin of the residency, the second half will be paid after the residency si completed. 

LIC does not cover the travel cost or any other costs of the resident. 

The residency is offered to the translator only (without any accompanying persons). 


Dates of the residencies

  1. 16 January – 15 February 2023

  2. 16 February – 15 March 2023

  3. 16 March – 15 Apríl 2023

  4. 16 Apríl – 15 May 2023

  5. 16 May – 15 June 2023

  6. 16 June – 15 July 2023

  7. 16 July – 15 August 2023

  8. 16 August – 15 September 2023

  9. 16 September – 15 October 2023

  10. 16 October – 15 November 2023

  11. 16 November – 15 December 2023


Applications need to be sent in before 5 December 2022

Names of the residents will be announced on 12 December 2022


Application must include:

a/ CV and contact information (telephone number, email address, home address),

b/ Letter explaining the choice of the translation,

c/ Letter of intent from the publishing house in which the translated book should be published, or a contract with the publisher. (Although the conditions of the residency prefer projects that guarantee a future publication, projects that show a preliminary interest of the publisher will also be considered.),

d/ Licence contract between the author of the original book and the publisher for a translation of the book or a permission from the author of the original book to translate the book in case of submitting a letter of intent from the publishing house,

e/ Preferred date of the residency as well as alternative dates.


Application must be submitted within the deadline both by email and postal service to these addresses:


Literárne informačné centrum

Námestie SNP 12

812 24  Bratislava

Slovenská republika


Additional information

  • The chosen book must be an original Slovak work of prose, an essay, a reportage or literature for children or young adults. (The call does not consider scientific and academic literary works.)

  • The chosen book must be previously unpublished in the chosen language. 


Selection criteria

  • When considering the applications, the most important factor will be a contractual affirmation of the future translation and a guarantee of its future publication. 

  • We look at the book selection and we advise translators to orient themselves within the books that have resonated in Slovakia in the past (awards, reviews, positive feedback).

  • We also evaluate the translator's experiences and her/his published translations. 


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