Applications close soon for 2020 Writer-in-residence

The Australia Institute Writers in Residence program aims to assist an Australian non-fiction writer to significantly develop their next work during a period of residency — could it be you?

Applications for the 2020 Australia Institute Writer in Residence Program are now open and will close 14th February 2020, apply here!


Hosted by The Level at Endeavour House, The Australia Institute’s writer in residence program is a recognition of the value and importance of writers in the Australian public discourse, and an acknowledgment of the role writers and storytellers play in shaping our national identity.

What do I need to include in my application?

  • a short CV
  • a supporting statement of no more than one page in support of your application. Please state in one page or less why you have applied to be the 2020 Australia Institute Writer in Residence, what the status of your work is, what you hope to achieve over the residency, and how this residency in 2020 would aid in your work
  • a small sample of writing (no more than 3,000 words)


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