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. This timing was affected by Covid-19 restrictions from 2020 to 2023, but the standard pattern is set to resume in 2024.
The Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship
This residency is selected by a Trust-appointed committee to work on an approved project. In 2024 the residency runs from July to December 2024.
Applications for the 2024 New Zealand fellowship are now closed.
The Randell Cottage French Writer in Residence
Applications for the 2024 French residency are now closed.
This residency is due to run from January to May 2024.
Full specifications are available on the Embassy’s website:
Randell Cottage, résidence d’écriture – Appel à candidatures pour 2024
Read more about the French Writer in Residence.
Applicants for Randell Cottage residencies are required to observe any coronavirus-related regulations issued by the New Zealand Government that may be in force during their stay.