Polish-French-German residence programme ” Tandem residence”


Polish-French-German residence programme ” Tandem residence”
4.- 14 August 2020 at the Genshagen Palace
04.08.2020 – 14.08.2020







The “Tandem Residence” residency programme is addressed to authors and translators from Poland, France and Germany representing various genres of literature like prose, poetry, drama, essay, journalism, children and youth literature. The residency programme offers participants a 10-day stay at the Genshagen Palace near Berlin. The programme is aimed at three author and translator tandems (six people in total) from the three countries of the Weimar Triangle who work together or want to initiate new translation projects and apply for a stay at the Genshagen Palace together as a tandem. The scholarship is a working scholarship. Authors and translators from Germany, France and Poland live and work in Genshagen.



The specific working objectives of the residence programme:

  • creating space for mutual and individual work on texts and translations
  • enabling an intensive and detailed work process
  • discussing current projects and/or planning and preparing future projects
  • to create a space for mutual (better) personal acquaintance
  • enabling exchanges on literature and translation



Objectives of the residency programme based on the principles and tripartite focus of the Foundation


Within the framework of the “Tandem Triangle Residence” programme, the Genshagen Foundation, in addition to its practical objectives, wishes to support and shape European cross-border cooperation according to its own assumptions and in the spirit of the Weimar Triangle format. In addition to exchanging information on specific projects at the working level and on ongoing and future projects, the Genshagen Foundation wishes to give participants from Germany, France and Poland the opportunity to meet across borders, so that scholarship holders have the opportunity to make contact with the literature of neighbouring countries and increase mutual interest in the literary landscape of neighbouring countries. In the long run, the Genshagen Foundation would like to contribute with this project to increasing knowledge of the literature of the neighbouring countries and to promoting the art of translation through dialogue.



More information can be found at: LINK





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