EoI for 2022 Hedberg Writer in Residence Program are now welcome.

EoI for 2022 Hedberg Writer in Residence Program are now welcome.


The University of Tasmania is seeking established writers for a unique Tasmanian residency.

Applications are open for the second Hedberg Writer in Residence program, with the prize open to all established writers, in any field or genre, resident in Australia.
The residency is offered by the College of Arts, Law and Education and the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania, with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

The Hedberg Writer-in-Residence Program began in January 2021 with the inaugural resident being Tasmanian author Robbie Arnott.

The successful applicant receives $30,000 and is able to devote three months to writing in a quiet but stimulating environment on one of the University of Tasmania campuses. The program aims, through workshops and mentoring sessions conducted by the successful applicant, to give young and upcoming writing students skills and experience that will have a practical and lasting impact. Events connected to the residency will take place in the north and south of the State.

Applications are open until 5pm on November 8, 2021, with the residency being undertaken in the first half of 2022. Eligible writers will need to have had one substantial work published by a recognised publishing house.

For more information and to apply for the program visit our website or contact Dr Robert Clarke.