Applications for the New Zealand writer in residence at the Randell Cottage close on the first Friday in November each year. The successful candidate is announced in December. The residency runs from July to December. The French writer applies through the French government and is in residence from January to June. The exact dates for the writers’ arrival and departure are decided by negotiation.

Download the application form as a PDF here.

More information about the residency can be found here.

Applications for the 2021 fellowship will open in September.

The 2021 residency will be advertised subject to the confirmation of funding from Creative New Zealand’s Arts Grants programme. Grant decisions are expected in early to mid-November.


When will the decision be announced?

The successful applicant will be advised in December of the year of application.

The Trust will arrange a formal public announcement.