Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino

Authors and Artists' Residencies
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.

Inside Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino

Engage in your work in peace and quiet, meet with the community, conduct your research
Workspace and library for the residents
Historical library, new collections. It is possible to order the books you need
Perfect for meetings
Reading Room
A selection of contemporary literary magazines, records, and a curated bookshelf
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.
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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