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Young writer in residence

Job details

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
19 Jul 2019
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


A four week residency (7th September - 4th October) in the Robert Lord Writers Cottage (Dunedin) to write, and participate in the NZ Young Writers Festival (3-6 October). 

The residency is open to New Zealand writers aged 18-35. The writer will present an event within the 2019 NZYWF, which may be work/work in progress developed during the residency.

While we are open to any form of literary based activity, this year we are especially interested in receiving applications from playwrights or people who will benefit from attending the UNESCO Short Play Festival, which is being presented in Dunedin between 12-20 September.

NZ Travel costs to and from Dunedin, power, internet, and a writer's stipend are provided in addition to the accommodation. 

Dunedin is a UNESCO City of Literature and has a warm and welcoming community that supports writers and writing.

The residency has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Robert Lord Cottage Trust, and Creative New Zealand.




How to apply

Email your application and/or and questions to Gareth McMillan director@dunedinfringe.nz including:

A short proposal detailing what you would hope to achieve during the residency and how this would assist your development as a writer. Please include information regarding what you would present at an event in the NZYWF. This might be work/work in progress developed during the residency, existing work, or another event but will need to be confirmed before the residency begins to meet our promotional deadlines.

Please attach a brief personal bio as well. Succinct supporting material may be included.

Written by

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

20 Jun 2019

Interests Facilitating the development and presentation of innovative and experimental art in all art forms via a high profile annual, open-access, festival.