Visual Arts Music Literature
2 to 6 weeks
Paid by host 


Paid by artist 

Guests cover their own travel and food expenses

Application guidelines 

The reviewing of applications is carried out by competent committees depending on the activity field of applicants. The committees take into consideration the following criteria:
a. the quality of the project on which the applicant intends to work during his stay at the Center;
b. the importance and potential future impact of the particular project;
c. the professional career of the applicant;
d. the importance and the relevance of the proposed project to local society.

Applications must be completed carefully, accurately and fully. The following items must also be attached to the applications:

  • A detailed summary, indicating the purposes/work that justify a residency at the Center
  • A proposal for the project that is to be completed during the stay of the applicant at the Center which is linked to the work and the activities of the Center.
  • Curriculum vitae, including the writer’s works.
  • Work sample (preferably also translated in English)
  • Reviews of previous work (if any, preferably translated in English)
  • A photo - Handwriting sample, if the applicant is a novelist or a poet
  • Videotape or DVD from a recent play, film or exhibition, if the applicant is an artist or a visual artist
  • CD of representative music sample, if the applicant is a musician.


Applications are submitted throughout the year and refer to a residency period

International Writers' & Translators' Centre of Rhodes

International Writers' & Translators' Centre of Rhodes


The guest house is open to writers, translators, scholars, researchers, scientists from social, humanitarian, natural sciences fields, artists, visual artists and music composers form all around the world. It offers a quiet, informal work environment for a productive and pleasant stay. Through its residency programme the Center aims to become an area of reflection, study, writing, fruitful exchange of views, namely an area where ideas can germinate through dialogue, cooperation as well as the different backgrounds of the guests.

The residency programme of the Center offers its guests the time and space for individual reflection, study, disciplined work and participation in projects and events.

During their stay, guests are obliged to actively participate in any activities proposed by themselves or the Center: for example, literary workshops, book presentations, book readings, translation or creative writing workshops as well as workshops on people’s awareness of current issues (environment, economy, etc), lectures at schools or open lectures, translations of works or extracts of works, artistic interventions in public places in Rhodes, teaching of music to students of music etc.

HALMA grant holder Annette Mingels wrote about her stay at the International Writers' and Translators' Center. Her essay is available in the European Library of the HALMA network.

Accommodation Information 

The centre consists of two wings: the main building is a traditional building that houses the administration offices, conference spaces, library and other functional spaces and the new wing, which was opened in April 1997. This wing is the guest house, which includes 10 rooms -9 single and 1 double – each one with ensuite bathroom. There are also a common living room and a kitchen, which the guests can use to prepare their own meals if they wish to do so. The Center also provides the necessary linen.

Wireless Internet access is available free of charge in all rooms and every guest must carry their own laptop computer.


The International Writers and Translators’ Center of Rhodes is located on a hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea, near the city Center.

Antiploiarxou Laskou 11A
85100 Rhodes

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