NEW Varuna Residential Fellowship for NT Writers and Songwriters
Spread the word about Varuna’s latest Fellowship supported by the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT.
Located in the world-heritage listed Blue Mountains, Varuna offers writers, songwriters and illustrators uninterrupted time to develop a new work in an inspirational and productive environment.
A residency at Varuna includes accommodation, a private study and all meals for a cohort of up to five writers at a time.
This amazing opportunity offers two fellowships for creatives from the Top End and two from the Central Desert regions. Fellowship recipients will be able to design their own program allowing for two residency weeks at Varuna, mentorship costs and reimbursement of travel expenses up to the value of $3,750.
“The Varuna NT Fellowship Residency is invaluable for remote writers like myself. Not only does it provide us with an opportunity to travel out of Alice Springs, which is a very expensive exercise, the residency also helps with networking, meeting other writers and making better contacts with industry professionals” said Chris Raja, one of the fellowship recipients from 2017.
Applicants may be developing a new work in any field of creative writing, including songwriting. This could include literary fiction, genre fiction, illustration and graphic novels, non-fiction, podcasts, poetry, screenplays, scripts, songwriting, young adult and junior fiction. Indigenous writers are encouraged to apply.
Applications close 31 March 2018.