Author's House
artists' residency on Zakynthos island
About the residency:
The Author's House is a perfect retreat for writers and painters. Coming to the Greek island of Zante (Zakynthos), in the Ionian Sea, the author will find a house on a hill, with a charming panorama of olive groves and the sea.

The purpose of the residency is to create a place where artists will not be disturbed by everyday affairs and will be able to concentrate on their works as much as possible. The Zakynthos Island is a harbor for long walks and swims and endless reflections. While in the residence, you can concentrate on your art.
Inside the Author's House
2 bedrooms with private bathroom each, maximum of 4 artist. Usually we accomodate two residents at a time.
Stay at the residency 2 to 8 weeks.
The rooms are fully equipped for comfortable work and relaxation.

Each room has views of the island. The house is filled with sunshine and keeps cool during the summer days.

Residents have access to common areas: kitchen, living room with a library and veranda.

Distances:
Zakynthos Town: 10 km;
Agios Sostis beach: 4 km;
supermarket, tavern: 1 km.
OUR RESIDENTS:
Terms and conditions:
The Author's House invites artists who work on literary or visual works in various forms. The purpose of stay at the residence is to work on the project.

The length of stay in the residency is 2 to 8 weeks.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Each year the Author's House provides 2 full and 20 partial grants of 3 categories, which partially cover the cost of staying in the residence.

The residency is managed by Anonymous Authors, NGO, which forwards received contributions in full to the support and development of the residency.

How to apply:
1. Fill in the application;
2. Get an answer on your application and grant of support (if provided);
3. Confirm your intentions by a return letter;
4. Make the contribution to the account of Anonymous Authors or use the full grant;
5. Come to the island of Zakynthos to write or paint.

Terms of stay:
• Accommodation: separate room with private bathroom;
• Use of common areas of the house: a kitchen, a living room with a library, veranda;
• Free internet access through WiFi throughout the home;
• Transfer from / to the airport or port (by appointment);
• Writing supplies - paper, pencils, pens;
• Excursion by the island (optional);
• Consultations on creative writing (optional);
• Friendly environment and creative process support.

What are we expecting from the author:
• Regular artwork during stay in the residence;
• Mention of the name of the residency "Author's House on Zakynthos Island" in the works created during the residence;
• A draft manuscript in a free form, filled with the author's works or sketches of the island. Notebooks have the same format, are provided to residents and after the end of stay remain in the residence in memory of the work process of the author. Nothing serious, only creative sparks here and there;
• A mention of the residence on the pages of social networks of the Author (if any);

About the grants:

In 2019, the House of Authors has issued 2 full grants and offers 5 places with 30% grants, 10 places with a 50% grant and 5 places with a 70% grant to work at the residency.

Grant Program # 1 - Full Grant for Residency.

Grant Program # 2 - 30% of support. Accomodation fee:
490 € for 2 weeks - 980 € for 4 weeks.

Grant program # 3 - 50% of support. Accomodation fee:
350 € for 2 weeks - 700 € for 4 weeks.

Grant Program # 4 - 70% of support. Accomodation fee:
€ 210 for 2 weeks - 420 € for 4 weeks.

Ouside of the grant program, the residence fee is:
350€/week.

The applicant is responsible for the costs of travel, food and travel insurance. The Author's House can provide proof of acceptance to the residence, for further processing of the application for a travel grant.


Zakynthos island
Swimming in turquoise sea, walking through the olive groves, listening to the birds singing and charming silence.
The residence is 4 km from the sea and 10 km from the city of Zakynthos.
The island is famous for the picturesque nature that inspired outstanding
Greek and Italian writers and poets:
Hugo Foscolo, Dionisios Solomos, Andreas Kalvos.
FAQ:
Who can become a resident?
The residency is created for authors of different levels. Those who are just starting their own artists' paths and those who have already made a career in art world. We are visited by artists who seek solitude, want to concentrate their efforts at work and enjoy the Mediterranean landscape. The Author's House is a relaxing space for literary and visual artists.

How to apply?
To apply, fill out the form and wait for our response. You will receive an answer within 1-2 weeks.
What is the term of stay in the residency?
Usually, the authors are staying in the residence 2 to 8 weeks. This time is enough to plunge into the project and achieve significant progress, which is our goal. You can choose to stay with us between 2 and 8 weeks at a time.
Can I come to the Author's House with my family?
Yes. Write to us at anonymous.authors.club@gmail.com and tell us more about your request. We can accommodate up to 5 people with children from 5 years old.
How to get to the island?
There are a lot of ways to get here: bus, ferry and of course direct flights from multiple European cities. We can help you to find the best route.
Who can receive a grant?
The grant can be obtained by the author, which details in the application, why they need support and describes the particular project that they will work on during their stay at the Author's House. Please apply for grants only if you really need it. We are non-profit and to keep up our work we need your support.
Founder of the Author's House
Artists' residency the Author's House is a joint project of the public organization Anonymous Authors and writer Tais Zolotkovska.
The organization's activities are aimed at supporting the literary process in Ukraine and abroad.
Other projects include the Anonymous Club Anonymous - an online community and free-of-charge weekly meetings of novice writers in more than 20 cities of Ukraine.
The founder of the residence is a Ukrainian writer, coach of creative writing, Taiz Zolotkovska. The author of the book "Writing: An Easy Way from Idea to the Book" (Monolith-bizz, 2018), as well as 8 books for adults and children. While staying at the residence, the authors will be able to get feedback on their works and advice on creative writing and literary craftsmanship.
The Author's House
Pantokratoras pano chorio, Zakynthos, Greece, 29092
+30 698 205 32 91
anonymous.authors.club@gmail.com