A Varuna Invitation-by-Request Residency offers peaceful writing accommodation with independent writing time and the opportunity to work within a community of writers. As with all our writing residencies, Invitees are expected to work in a self-directed manner on a project.
The Varuna Invitation-by-Request Residency Program is also available to members of the Varuna Alumni Association.
Up to 45 places have been made available for Varuna Alumni to take up residency at Varuna each year. Alumni may choose to attend either as an individual or else to curate their own residency program providing the opportunity to work with an invited cohort and with a set intent.
The cost of an alumni residency is $695 per week.
May 22-26 (4 nights only)*
May 31-June 5 (5 nights only)*
June 26-July 3
*Rare shorter week stays available due to Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival events. Cost for 4 nights at alumni-discounted rate is $425. Cost for 5 nights is $530.
Varuna now has the Varuna Travel Assistance Fund for current alumni to apply for.