This is a writing opportunity that is the epitome of cool…
A Swiss Foundation is offering writers the chance to live and work in a newly built centre at the foot of the Jura Mountains and get paid while you are there. Oh and ny the way, you will be living in a hanging treehouse in a group of eight. Six overlook Lake Geneva and the Alps and a seventh faces the Jura mountains. An eighth treehouse will be a communal space where residents can cook in the kitchen or relax in the living room.
The Jan Michalski Foundation is inviting writers from around the world to apply and you don’t have to be famous with a string of publications to your name: applications from new or emerging writers are welcome.
You can stay for two weeks or up to six months and residents will be paid a monthly allowance of 1200 Swiss Francs (approximately £940, 1000 Euro, US$1200). Travel expenses will also be covered by the foundation and daily breakfasts and lunches are provided.
Applications will be assessed on three criteria:
the quality of the project you will undertake during your stay
the candidate’s professional background or if you’re a new writer your motivation
whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project.
DEADLINE: September 30. The successful writers will be announced in December and the first residencies will begin in March 2017.