Second Year of the TROJICA AIR Translators Residency

Information about the second year of the residency for translators of Slovak literature TROJICA AIR (artist in residence).

Basic information:

In 2021 Center of Information on Literature (LIC), the Town of Banská Štiavnica and o.z. Literatúra offer 11 residencies in duration of 1 month to translators who translate Slovak literature into foreign languages. The TROJICA AIR artist-in-residence project was financially supported by the LITA Fund

The translator will receive a one-bedroom apartment and a study in the center of Banská Štiavnica on Trojičné square (entry from Radničné square) for their use and a monthly stipend of 1000 euro. Half of the stipend will be wired to the account of the recipient at the beginning of the residency, the other half after the residency is fulfilled. 

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

The residency is for the translator only (no accompanying persons allowed).


Residencies' schedule:

1st   16 January – 15 February 2021

2nd  16 February – 15 March 2021

3rd   16 March – 15 April 2021

4th.  16 Apríl – 15 May 2021

5th   16 May – 15 June 2021

6th   16 June – 15 July 2021

7th   16 July – 15 August 2021

8th   16 August – 15 September 2021

9th   16 September – 15 October 2021

10th 16 October – 15 November 2021

11th 16 November – 15 December 2021


Due to the situation caused by the corona virus pandemic, the applications for 2021 will be accepted and considered in two rounds.

First round

Submit applications for the first five residencies until 13 December 2020.

Recipients of the residencies will be announced on 16 December 2020.


Second round

Submit applications for the next six residencies until 11 April 2021.

Recipients of the residencies will be announced on 15 April 2021.



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. 

f/ Translators who were unable to attend their residency in 2020 due to quarantine restrictions and who are still interested to attend will have a priority this year or next year with the same translation they applied with last year - if the project has not yet been finished - or with a new project. 



Applications must be submitted within the deadlines both by email and postal service to these addresses:

Literárne informačné centrum

Námestie SNP 12

81102 Bratislava

Slovenská republika




More 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 book must not be previously published in the chosen language. 



  • 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) and that have been translated into other languages.

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




Kristína Soboň is the author of the graphic design concept for the events, Palo and Janka Bálik are the authors of the TROJICA AIR logo.