Peredelkino

Peredelkino, the legendary writers' colony, was set up outside Moscow in the 1930s and became an epicentre of literature in the Soviet days. Some of the most prominent writers of the 20th century lived and worked here.
It's hard to overestimate the impact this little village had on Russian and world literature.
At one time or another Peredelkino became home to Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Boris Pilnyak, Alexander Fadeev, Valentin Kataev, Korney Chukovsky, Andrei Voznesensky, Bella Akhmadulina, Lilya Brik, Fazil Iskander, Yuri Mamleev, Bulat Okudzhava, Vasily Aksenov, and Arseniy Tarkovsky.

Many prominent writers, poets, translators, playwrights, literary critics would come to stay at Dom Tvorchestva, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Anna Akhmatova, Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginzberg.

Thousands of people come to the house-museums of Boris Pasternak, Korney Chukovsky, Bulat Okudzhava, the gallery of Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Dom Tvorchestva
Writers' Village
Rebirth of Dom Tvorchestva
Envisioned as a place of temporary residence where Soviet writers could engage in their work, Dom Tvorchestva was a major landmark in Peredelkino. Back in the Soviet times, Dom Tvorchestva belonged to the Literary Fund of the USSR Writers' Union. The main building was built in 1955 and a decade later Dom Tvorchestva was expanded to include a new glass building with a cinema hall, a bar, and a library. In the 1990s, Dom Tvorchestva was abandoned, then the main building briefly served as a boarding house, while the other became a mediocre restaurant.

In August 2020, Dom Tvorchestva experienced a renaissance: the once-famous club with a cinema hall, library and reading room reopened thanks to the efforts of NPO Dom Tvorshestva Pisatelei Peredelkino. Now Dom Tvorchestva hosts literary events, concerts, lectures and readings. 2021 saw the launch of the year-round programme of residencies for writers and artists. The park is being reconstructed along with a 1930s dacha designed by Ernst May, a German architect and a pioneering figure in urban planning.
A village steeped in Russian literary heritage
Throughout its history, Peredelkino became home to Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Boris Pilnyak, Alexander Fadeev, Valentin Kataev, Korney Chukovsky, Andrei Voznesensky, Bella Akhmadulina, Lilya Brik, Fazil Iskander, Yuri Mamleev, Bulat Okudzhava, Vasily Aksenov, and Arseniy Tarkovsky. Many prominent writers, poets, translators, playwrights, literary critics would come to stay at Dom Tvorchestva, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Anna Akhmatova, Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginzberg.

Peredelkino became the setting for Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror, one of the director's most renowned and influential works.

It's hard to overestimate the impact this little village had on both Russian and world literature. Thousands of people still visit house-museums of Boris Pasternak, Korney Chukovsky, Bulat Okudzhava, and the museum-gallery of Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Public programme
Programme of residencies
Public Programme
Our public programme is meant to preserve and convey literary traditions and help develop new creative projects
Events
Attend lectures, interviews, public readings
Clubs
Gain new knowledge and share your experience
Atmosphere
Our public space is perfect for working
Community
Events for local residents
Programme of Residencies
We invite writers, translators, and artists from around the world to live and work at Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino
Since the spring of 2021, Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino has been hosting a year-round programme of residency opportunities for writers, translators, and creative arts practitioners. Residents are provided with accommodation, meals, and workspace to focus on their projects.
Peredelkino is a Soviet-era writers' community that boasts some of the greatest names of Russian literature in the 20th century. Today, it remains home to prominent Russian writers, poets, and literary critics and a place where literature thrives.

Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino restores its historical function as a place that supports literary and cultural studies, creates opportunities for writers and artists, promotes dialogue and creative synthesis, and serves as a creative laboratory.

In 2021, we received more than a thousand applications and hosted 175 creative practitioners from 36 cities of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Brazil, USA, and Latvia.

Inspiration
Peredelkino was home for В Переделкине жили и работали крупнейшие литераторы ХХ века
Laboratory
(up to 14 days)
Held once a year, laboratories in Peredelkino bring together up to 40 participants across the creative sector to work on the selected theme of the year. At the end of the two-week residency participants exhibit their collaborative projects. Participants are invited by curators.

Inside Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino

Engage in your work in peace and quiet, meet with the community, conduct your research
Kitchen-Factory
Workspace and library for the residents
Library
Historical library, new collections. It is possible to order the books you need
Lobby
Perfect for meetings
Reading Room
A selection of contemporary literary magazines, records, and a curated bookshelf
Rooms
A room in the restored hotel building
White Hall
For meetings and exhibitions
How to apply
To become a resident, submit your application online. Each application is reviewed by the expert council made up of writers, editors, critics, translators, playwrights, and employees of Dom Tvorchestva. Successful candidates will be contacted by email or phone.

The expert council reserves the right to refuse the application without explanation.
Eligibility Criteria
We invite applications from creative practitioners across various disciplines depending on the type of residency. There are no nationality restrictions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

You can apply for each residency once a year. It means that you can apply for both an individual residency and a research residency within the same year, but you cannot apply for several individual residencies.

Alumni of previous residencies are also eligible to apply.
Selection Criteria
Applications will be assessed based on three criteria: the candidate's professional background, the quality of the project, and whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project. Beginners' applications are assessed based on the quality of the project and the motivation they are able to convey in their application, and their recommendation letter.
Residence conditions
Residents are provided with accommodation in the renovated Dom Tvorchestva hotel, a dedicated workspace, access to the library, three meals a day, travel expenses to and from Dom Tvorchestva, guided tours around the writers' village, and bicycles to ride around the Meshchersky Park.

Dom Tvorchestva doesn't offer a stipend to the residents.

If necessary, the Residency provides official letters of invitation for visa applications but we do not cover visa fees and travel insurance.
Expectations towards the resident
Residents participate in the public program, provide non-exclusive rights to the work they create during residency, and participate in dinner gatherings with other residents.

We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test for all selected residents. Participants arrange and pay for it themselves.
Meals
Dom Tvorchestva provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please advise us of any special requests or dietary restrictions you have before your arrival.
Things to take with you
Clothes according to the season and the medicines you need. Successful applicants will receive a detailed checklist before they travel.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TRANSLATING THE WEBSITE INTO ENGLISH BUT HERE IS A SHORT READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PEREDELKINO AND HOW IT BECAME THE EPICENTRE OF LITERATURE
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