Barcelona UNESCO City of Literature Offers Monserrat Roig Writing Grants

Sian Bevan
Communications & Community Support
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

17 January 2022

Our friends at Barcelona UNESCO City of Literature have opened applications for their annual Montserrat Roig Writing Grants.

The grants are available to writers in any genre (prose, poetry, non-fiction) and writing in any language (Catalan, Spanish, English, French…) who have at least one published work. Those who are successful in their application will receive a grant of €3000 enabling them to spend two months in a private space in a cultural venue in Barcelona, working on their writing and enjoying the Catalan sunshine! Each year, 20 grants are awarded to writers in two tranches of 10 grants.

The cultural institutions taking part in the project are:

  • MUHBA Villa Joana Casa Verdaguer de la Literatura
  • Museu Picasso
  • Biblioteca de Catalunya
  • Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres
  • Arxiu Històric de Barcelona
  • Castell de Montjuïc
  • Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • Biblioteca de Nou Barris
  • Biblioteca Francesca Bonnemaison

The grants are named after Montserrat Roig (1946 – 1991), a celebrated Barcelona-born writer whose work spanned novels, short stories, reporting and newspaper articles.

Applications are open until Thursday 27th January. You can fill in the application form here. Good luck!