News 2016

2017 Residency Programme

09 November 2016

MKWC is once again offering four supported residencies in 2017.

The residency programme aims to support New Zealand writers and promote the development of high-quality New Zealand writing.

Writers selected for the 2017 residencies will have free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio and receive a stipend.

Announcements for the 2017 Programme will be made mid to late November. Details of the residency dates and stipends:

  • The University of Auckland Residency, six months from January 2017 ($30,000 stipend/salary)
  • Māori Writer’s Residency, eight weeks starting in June 2017 ($8,000)
  • Spring Residency, eight weeks starting in August 2017(stipend $8,000)
  • Early Summer Residency, eight weeks starting in October 2017 ($8,000)

The eight-week residencies are open to emerging or established writers. The six-month residency, offered in partnership with The University of Auckland, is for an established author who will benefit from the academic environment. Writers from all over New Zealand, including those who live in Auckland, are welcome to apply. The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. 

Applications for 2018 residencies will open in September 2017.