The MKWC is offering 17 supported residencies in 2021, with financial support from Creative New Zealand. Recipients can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to focus on a specific writing project. Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.

There are two schedules-one for emerging writers, and one for established writers.

Applications close on Monday 21st September, 2020.

MKWC actively seeks and encourages all writers-diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective-to apply.

There are specific residencies for Māori and Pasifika writers, but please note that this does not exclude Māori and Pasifika writers from applying for the other residencies.

Click here to download Application Criteria, Terms & Conditions

Click here to download Residency Recipient Conditions.

‘Inspiration is the name for a privileged kind of listening.’ - John Howard

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