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University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship

University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship at The Pah Homestead is a three-month literary residency in Auckland, New Zealand. It is open to writers of Scottish residency, background or affiliation. Further information about the Fellowship and application instructions are below.

About the Fellowship
In association with the University of Otago, the Wallace Arts Trust has extended its support of the arts to include the University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship at The Pah Homestead in Auckland – an opportunity for Scottish writers to live and work for a three-month period in New Zealand. The Fellowship aims to facilitate and encourage literary and cultural exchange between Scotland and New Zealand. It provides a fully-furnished apartment, the use of a car, and a stipend of $3,000 dollars per month. It is expected that Fellows will undertake a light schedule of readings and public appearances during their stay in New Zealand. These may include: an appearance at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival; a reading and ‘masterclass’ at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington; and a reading and ‘masterclass’ at the University of Otago’s main campus in Dunedin.

The Pah Homestead
Accommodation for the Resident is at the TSB Bank Wallace Centre – an historic house known as The Pah Homestead which has been restored by the Auckland City Council. The Italianate-style Homestead is set in the picturesque Monte Cecilia Park, and is close to significant research services. The Fellow’s apartment is located above the gallery which houses the Wallace Arts Trust’s collection of New Zealand art.

How to apply for the Fellowship
Please see the information and application form below.

For further information on the Wallace Arts Trust and The Pah Homestead, please follow these external links:

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Robert Lord Cottage

The Robert Lord Cottage in Titan Street, North Dunedin is on the fringe of the student campus, and was once the home of the playwright Robert Lord (1945-1992), who left it in trust as a rent-free writer’s residence.

This hundred year old worker’s cottage features three furnished rooms and a courtyard garden and residents have included Gary Henderson, Renee, Jan Bolwell, Vanessa Rhodes, Vincent O'Sullivan, Branwen Millar and Paul Rothwell. Residencies of 3 to 6 months are available to New Zealand citizens.

More information about the residency and how to apply.

Caselberg Trust

Caselberg Trust offers a wide programme of residencies each year, across all creative media – visual, writing, sound/music, dance/performance.

Residencies vary from funded to self-funded/sponsored, and are awarded by direct invitation by the Trustees or following an application process.

The Caselberg Trust actively encourages residencies and creative projects that fosters dialogue and establishes links with the wider Otago/Southland community.

For further information and an application form, go to the Caselberg Trust site.

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