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. This timing was affected by Covid-19 restrictions from 2020 to 2022, but it is hoped that the standard pattern will resume in

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 2022 the residency runs from April to September.

Applications for 2023 will open in September when fuller information for applicants will be available on this site. They will close on 4 November 2022.

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.

Applications for 2023 opened on 1 May and will close on 10 July 2022.

Read more about the French Writer in Residence.

Covid-19 provisions

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.