Apply for a residency in Wonju

Alice Carr
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

17 February 2023

Spend eight weeks in South Korea

Wonju UNESCO City of Literature are offering an eight-week residency opportunity at the Toji Cultural Centre. Applications will be accepted from writers who have a strong connection with a City of Literature.

The residency will run from 1st September to 31st October 2023. The residency includes a round-trip air fare, transportation on arrival and departure dates, accommodation with a workspace, and organic meals at the Toji Cultural Centre cafeteria.

Applicants must have at least B2 proficiency in English, for communication during the residency.

The closing date for applications is March 16th 2023. The resident will be selected by an independent panel designated by Toji Cultural Centre. The successful resident will be notified by April 7th 2023.

There are no requirements that the resident must complete during their stay. Around fourteen other writers and artists will be staying at the Toji Cultural Centre during the residency period, and Wonju City of Literature hope this will be an opportunity to forge creative friendships and enjoy the tranquil environment.

To apply, please write between 1,000 and 2,000 in 12 pt covering each of the following points. Please also describe your connection to a City of Literature. Applications should be sent to by no later than March 16th 2023. You can find full details of the residency here. Good luck!

  • Yourself
  • Your literary works, achievements, awards, etc
  • Your literary world
  • Why you would like to come to Wonju