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Fully Funded Residences for writers in Switzerland 2020

Fully Funded Residences for writers in Switzerland 2020

Fully Funded
Country: Switzerland
City: Montricher
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Applications are now open for the Residences for writers in Switzerland 2020. Foundation Jan Michalski features an original group of seven residential modules that are available to writers, translators, and other creative individuals for residencies of varying lengths. Further, hanging from the openwork canopy surrounding the Foundation, these living spaces are called “treehouses” and offer ideal conditions to anyone looking to start, continue, or put the final touches on writing or translating project.
Moreover, the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann opened the foundation in her husband’s memory to perpetuate their common commitment to those who devote themselves to the written word.

Focus Areas

  • Writing and Literature.
  • Translation.


  • Residents are for as long as they need to complete their writing project.
  • Further, there is available for people with reduced mobility. Please specify any reduced mobility needs in the ‘comments’ box in the ‘your stay’ section of the application form.
  • Residents’ travel costs to and from their home address will be covered by the Foundation.
  • Also, residents are a monthly allowance of CHF 1200.
  • The Foundation provides breakfast and lunch for residents and the village has a small grocery shop.
  • Further, Electric bikes are available for residents.
  • Montricher train station, with regular connections to Morges, is situated two kilometers from the Foundation.
  • Residents have free access to the library during the day.
  • Residents are free to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.


  • There are no age or nationality restrictions.
  • Acceptance to beginners
  • Likewise, residences are available for all types of writers in literary creation.
  • While we give priority to writers and translators, we are also open to any other discipline as long as the writing is at the heart of the project.
  • Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be for individual projects or projects in pairs


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline15 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerFondation Jan Michalsk



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