Alumni Residencies

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 $735 per week.

Dates in 2017

December 4-11

Dates in 2018

January 15-22
January 22-29
January 29-February 5
Febuary 5-12
February 19-26
March 5-12
April 23-27 (4 night short stay before the Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival)
May 28-June 4

To be put on the waiting list in case of a cancellation for 2017, or to request a week in the first half of 2018, you need to send an email with your contact details and date preferences to Vera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Varuna Travel Assistance Fund

Varuna now has the Varuna Travel Assistance Fund for current alumni to apply for.


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