Australia Institute Writer in Residence Program

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Australian writers are invited to apply for the Australia Institute Writer in Residence Program.

Located in the heart of our democracy, where a large part of the fourth estate reside, the public service is located and where federal politicians assemble, a new centre for civil society organisations and purposeful businesses in Canberra, The Level at Endeavour House is hosting a Writer in Residence Program.

The program is a recognition of the value and importance of writers in our public discourse and an acknowledgement of the role that writers and storytellers play in shaping our national identity.

The program is open to writers of non-fiction but is closed to tenured academics — whose writings already receive institutional support.

For the writer, it gives an opportunity to focus single-mindedly on developing a stated project.

With generous support from the Australia Institute, this program aims to assist an Australian writer to significantly develop their next book during a period of residency.

The winning writer will undertake a residency of two weeks at the Australia Institute, including modest accommodation, and a stipend of $2,500 per week (i.e. $5,000 total stipend.)

The residency would culminate in a public talk about the writer’s work in general or a writing workshop.

In recognition of COVID19 impact on writers, a second round of the Australia Institute Writer in Residence Program has now opened. Applications for Round 2 will close strictly 5pm AEST 15 May 2020. No late submissions will be accepted.

NOTE: This Round 2 of applications has been further extended to include essayists in addition to non-fiction writers, all other criteria and application requirements remain the same.

Details on how to apply.


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