The 2024 application for a residency is exactly the same for Writers, Researchers, and Designers. Interviews follow selection in all cases. The California Writing Residency sessions will take place in APRIL-MAY. Redesign Residencies will take place in JUNEJULY. Core Residency sessions may be offered in SEPT: September 2-16 and September 21 – October 5; OCT: October 12-26; and, NOV: November 4-18. The LARB and Yefe Nof Translation Residency will take place in DEC. Core Residencies may also be offered in MAR and JULY. Late Applications will not be accepted. If you have questions email




The California Writing Residency

Application Available                January 1

Application Deadline                February 29

Earliest Notification                 March 7


Core Residencies

Application Available                 January 1

Application Deadline                 April 30

Earliest Notification                   June 1


The LARB and Yefe Nof Translation Residency

Application Available                August 15

Application Deadline                September

Earliest Notification                November





  • If you are interested in applying for a residency at Yefe Nof, please begin after reading the following guidelines.
  • If you have already started working on an application but did not yet submit it and would like to continue working on it, please click here.
  • If you were invited to apply to YNR you need to formally register your application by sending a message with the name of nominator to and we will send you a direct link to the application.



A. Project description + residency work plan
B. Short answer questions
C. CV or narrative bio
D. Work Sample (optional)
E. How to Prepare and Submit an Application (to be carefully reviewed)
F. Guidelines

  • All applications must be in English.
  • Requirements and selection criteria are the same for each residency. There is no quota on how many writers, researchers, or designers are taken for any given year. The strongest work will be selected.
  • We do not accept incomplete applications.
  • All written work samples and materials must be submitted in the Submittable form. Web links to articles or other work samples will not be accepted, with the exception for visual artists, composers, filmmakers, and in certain cases, designers. You may contact us to discuss alternate ways of submitting materials, if necessary.
  • The Submittable form allows you to save and edit information. You do not need to finish your online application in one session. You will be able to save the form and return to it at a later date to revise, edit and add information. Your YNR application will not be complete until you hit the submit button. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.