P.E.N. Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, registered as a civil association. Founded in October of 1992, as part of the International association of writers, editors, publishers and essayists, P.E.N. Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina became an equal affiliate of the International PEN in September of 1993. Since its inception, P.E.N. Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized numerous regional conventions, more than 40 round-table events and discussions, dialogic literary gatherings, but also successfully completed a number of Art and Culture projects.
POETEKA is one of the most active cultural organizations and what’s more, one of mainly influential movement in the field of art, culture and education in and through literature in Albania. For nearly 15 years of its presence, POETEKA, in cooperation with local and international partners, has been developing diverse activities, that have attracted more and more writers, translators, art critics, researchers, performers and, for more than all, public.
Goten Publishing House has been organizing writers’ residencies in Skopje, Macedonia, for authors and translators mostly form Southeast Europe since 2013. In that time we have hosted more that 30 authors and translators. The overall aim of the residency is to enable the contemporary Southeast European authors and translators to get more acquainted with literary, cultural, and social life in Macedonia, and particularly in Skopje, while at the same time the local audience gets to know the prominent regional literary scene. While in Skopje, the visiting writer/translator uses the time of scholarship to work on their current project.
Qendra Multimedia, based in Prishtina, Kosovo, is a cultural production company, working in the field of arts and culture since it’s foundation in 2002. It’s main focus is in contemporary theater and dramaturgy. Qendra produces and co-produces cultural activities for all ages; locally andinternationally. It cooperates with cultural institutions, universities, theaters, theater schools and art organizations from all around the globe. The exchange with international partners is a key element of the work of Qendra Multimedia. Over the last years, various international cultural co-productions have emerged.
With its residential programme “Marko Marulic” and the promotional activities of the international writers and translators in Split, the Association KURS connects and enables contemporary European writers and translators to familiarise themselves with the library, cultural and social conditions in Croatia – more specifically in Split, while at the same time the local audience benefits from the impact with selected European scene.
Residency for Writers in Belgrade – Krokodil’s Writers-in-Residence program is the project launched in October 2012 by the Association KROKODIL from Belgrade, Serbia. Established in 2009, Association KROKODIL specializes in promotion of literature and organization of literary events. The main activity at which the Association KROKODIL is engaged is the literary festival KROKODIL.
Goga Publishing House has been organizing writers’ residencies for Slovene authors abroad and foreign authors in Slovenia since 2008. In that time we have established contact with excellent residence centres and organizations sending authors to such residencies across Europe including Passa Porta (Belgium), LCB (Berlin), Ty Newydd (Wales), Arts Institute (Czech Republic), Port Cetate (Romania), Estonia Writers‘ Union House (Estonia), PEN BIH (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and many others.