Call for Writers: FINAL_FINAL

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Following the successful outcome of the First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant under the umbrella of Future Architecture on 2019, this year a second Writing Grant is going to be launched as part of Future Architecture 2020 Call for Ideas. dpr-barcelona is inviting writers to join Future Architecture exploration of the worlds, landscapes and realities faced by emerging practices shaping future urban environments.

You will be invited to join Future Architecture Creative Exchange in Ljubljana in February 2020 and get a grant of 3,000 euros to write a short story (from 12,000 up to 15,000 words) featuring the work of six emergent creatives responding to the FA platform Open Call. Rather than a descriptive oeuvre dpr-barcelona is seeking for new stories, myths and fictions. Applications from young writers are especially welcome. 

Please fill your application and short bio following the Future Architecture Open Call form, it is important that you mark the box at the end of the form which states “I wish to apply for a writing grant”. 

Creative Exchange in Ljubljana 12th-13th February 2019

The selected writer will be invited to attend the Creative Exchange in Ljubljana to explore and research into possible writing narratives within the European Architecture program. The grant covers the travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs for the selected writer, and will provide an honorarium of 3,000s euros for writing a short story in any format (fiction, poetry, essays, plays and other unexpected narratives)

Writers’ applications will be reviewed and selected by dpr-barcelona. All applications will be published on the website of the Future Architecture platform. Additionally, all entries will be also seen and judged by the Future Architecture board of members, the Future Architecture alumni, and members of the public by way of online voting, thus increasing the possibilities to engage in other activities organized by Future Architecture platform members.

The book contents will be delivered in instalments which will be published in form of blog posts at the Future Architecture Journal from July to August 2020. The book will be published in printed form by October 2020 and will be also featured at the Future Architecture Library in It will be accompanied by a brief bio and statement from the author fitting the book in the context of the overall publishing project.


Travel to Ljubljana (from within the EU) and accommodation to attend the Creative Exchange from 12th to 13th of February – Dates subjected to final FA programme.
Honorarium 3,000 euros
Book publishing in September 2020.

Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions of Future Architecture 5th Open Call for ideas apply to applicants to FINAL_FINAL Writing Grant regarding intellectual property rights and personal data protection.

FINAL_FINAL Writing Grant terms registered with Stampery blockchain certificate.


Deadline for submitting applications: 6th January 2020 16:00 pm CET
Announcement of selected writer: 15th  January 2020
Creative Exchange: 12th–14th February, 2020
Book web installments: July-August 2020
Book launch: September 2020

Apply here!

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