Scotland-Europe 2019-2020
Two-fold exchange for literary translators of German with LCB


In February 2019 Cove Park was awarded funding from British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland to develop a new residency programme produced in collaboration with partners based in EU nations. The aim of this programme is to maintain and develop cultural partnerships between Scotland and EU nations at a pivotal moment in the cultural landscape of Europe.
On the day the UK was due to leave the EU, we are pleased to announce our 8 project partners: leading arts organisations and residency centres based in 8 European nations:

Belgium: Ultima Vez
Finland: Helsinki International Artist Programme and MUU Galleria
France: Cité internationale des arts
Germany: Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Ireland: Dance Ireland
Norway: Nordic Artists Centre Dale
The Netherlands: SEA Foundation
Sweden: The Swedish Film Institute
The European Residency Programme will enable the participating artists to research and develop new work at Cove Park. The artists will also have the opportunity to travel in Scotland, to visit other arts organisations and experience work being produced and presented by Scottish artists. In addition, 4 of the project partners will host artists from Scotland in 2019 and 2020, creating a total of 12 new residencies to mark the 12 stars of the EU flag.


As part of the European Residency Programme, the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin will host a Scottish translator from German for two weeks.

(Simultaneously, Cove Park will welcome a German translator of Scottish literature to Cove Park this summer. See the call-out for this part of the exchange here)

The residency for the Scottish* translator of German literautre will include participation in the annual ‘Sommerakademie für Übersetzer deutschsprachiger Literatur’ from 26th August to 1st September, and an additional week’s residency at the LCB Gästehaus from 2nd to 9th September. The programme includes travel expenses, accommodation, full board during the Sommerakademie/breakfast during residency week, a fee of 400 euros, as well as free German books.


Applicants must have

– translated at least one book from German into English

– *be Scottish, resident in Scotland, or be published by a Scottish publisher

Applications must include:

–  a brief CV, including list of publications

–  A letter of interest, detailing how your work and career would benefit from participation in the European Residency Programme, and

–  A sample translation (no more than 5 pages of A4), including the source text

–  Please combine the application into a single PDF

Application deadline is Wednesday, 15th May 2019. Please direct applications to Rebecca DeWald, with the subject line: “European Residency Programme: LCB”