Why do Writers, poets and translators like a residency at CEAC ?

Writers, poets and translators can submit applications for a residence. The program provides an excellent opportunity to conduct research in China or be inspired or simply find peace and quiet to work on a book or a translation.
Writers can live and work at one of the apartments on a quiet street with a view of the South China Sea and associate with people from all across the globe throughout their residence.  They can also give lectures and workshops in conjunction with the Department of Humanities of Xiamen University.

At the conclusion of their residence, writers are invited to present their research project at the Art Center. The CEAC can also help mediate presentation spots or lectures in other cities in China and, for those who like to travel, CEAC offers travel advice and assistance (reserving tickets, hotels, getting visas).

Based in the Netherlands, the European branch of the CEAC regularly presents the research results of CEAC residents at various locations to an interested audience.  In addition, the European branch of the CEAC strives to promote an exchange of knowledge and collaboration with fellow specialists and artists in other disciplines by organizing lectures, debates, films and video showings. 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Duration: variable

Paid by host:  Studio space, living and working accommodation, advice and assistance.

Extra costs for making a presentation at the conclusion of the residence depend on individual wishes, but are normally inexpensive.

Accommodation information: the apartments/studios (for two persons or a family) are furnished and fully equipped for living and working, including air co, washing machine, telephone, internet, TV and DVD player.

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