The Residency

Two writers’ residencies are offered annually at the Randell Cottage: one is available to New Zealand writers and the other to French nationals. The usual timing is for the French residency to take place in the first half of the calendar year and the New Zealand residency in the second half of the year.

Interested applicants can see more about the Cottage and its history on this website.

The Randell Cottage Creative NZ Writer in Residence

This residency is selected by a Trust-appointed committee to work on an approved project. In 2021, in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the residency will run from April to September.

The deadline for applications for 2022 is 5 November 2021. The successful applicant will be announced in December. The residency is advertised subject to confirmation of funding from Creative New Zealand’s Arts Grants programme. Grant decisions are expected in early to mid-November.

Read more about the New Zealand Writer in Residence.

The Randell Cottage French Writer in Residence

A French resident is selected by a panel convened by the French Embassy in Wellington. The 2021 resident, Caroline Laurent, is expected to take up her residency as soon as the circumstances permit.

Read more about the French Writer in Residence.