The programme has been adapted to take place over two years, with recipients travelling in alternating years: the Varuna writer will travel to Cove Park in the autumn of 2024, and the Cove Park writer will travel to Australia in the the autumn of 2025. We are also pleased to have established a new partnership with Wigtown Book Festival, connecting the participating writers in 2024 and 2025 with this acclaimed Scottish book festival.

The call for applications from Cove Park Associates and former residents for the one-month fully funded residency in Australia in 2025 is now live!

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 March 2024 and the residency dates are 13 October to 10 November 2025.

Find out more and apply at Cove Park