Disciplines 
Literature
Language 
Latvian / English
Founded 
2006
Duration 
Up to four weeks
Paid by host 

Accomodation

Paid by artist 

Transport and living costs.

Application guidelines 

Any professional writer is welcome to apply, by filling in the application form.

Ventspils House

Ventspils House

Description 

Ventspils House offers writers and translators a place for creative work in one of the most beautiful Latvian cities on the Baltic Sea coas: Ventspils. The guests get the opportunity to live and work at Ventspils House for four weeks. They can discover Ventspils - a city in which history meets the future, and the Baltic Sea Coast. Moreover the guest will meet other writers and translators from Latvia, the Baltic States, Europe and the world. Ventspils House also offers the opportunity to become involved in creative collaborative projects such as festivals and seminars.


HALMA grant holder Urs Faes wrote about his stay at the International Writers' and Translators' House. His essay is available in the European Library of the HALMA network.

Outcome 

Variable:The opportunity to become involved in creative collaborative projects such as festivals and seminars.

Studio Information 

The historical building is located in the centre of Ventpils and was recently renovated.

Location 

Location: on the Baltic sea coast, north-western Latvia; Area: 55.4 km2, Population: 44.000

How to reach:
1) by buss from Riga Buss Station (approx 3 hours)
2) by plane - please look for more information at the Ventspils Airport site;
3) by ferry from Sweden, Germany and Estonia.

Address: 
Annas iela 13
Ventspils 3601
Latvia
Telephone 
+371 3623595

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