Call

Selection of participants
The Malba Writers Residence Programme is intended for foreign writers, offering them the opportunity to stay 5 weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their professional and artistic development. Each year two editions will be made during the months of April-May and October- November and a third edition in August – September through the RE- AC/E program, for Spanish writers. REM stands as a forum for dialogue and literary creation, not only through the work and presence of prestigious writers and specialists residing in the country, but also through annual activities and events.
REM favors the contact of authors from different regions of the world with local artistic production, through conversations, interviews, readings and a cultural agenda of the city, adjusted to the interests of the selected authors, which can follow autonomously.
New deadline: 20th november 2019.
Benefits for participants
  • Airline tickets from and to their home city
  • An apartment to develop their activities during their stay
  • One stipend of USD 500 intended to contribute to various expenses for the duration of the programme (5 weeks).
  • International travel insurance throughout your stay.
  • Malba Card that allows unrestricted access to the activities programmed by the museum: exhibition halls, cinema programming, literature and discounts in the store and restaurant.
  • Activities during the Residence.
Participants’ obligations
  • Authors willing to apply must have at least three published books (novel, short story, poetry, children's literature, literary non-fiction). Academic papers and self-published works will not be considered.
  • Authors must present a motivation letter and advance a concise and concrete plan to carry out during the stay.
  • Argentine writers residing in other countries are excluded from selection. If not Spanish speaker, it is desirable (but not an exclusive condition) that the author has works translated into Spanish.
  • The writer in residence is committed to dedicate his time in Buenos Aires to work on a manuscript. It is important that applicants could work independently and move around the city autonomously.
  • Invited participants will have three encounters with general public (lectures, interviews) as a part of their residence activities. MALBA Literatura will also suggest them an agenda of activities with local figures and institutions, enabling participants to participate in the cultural life of the city.
  • MALBA will invite each resident to produce a short text (1000 words) that can be published on the MALBA website.