When Robert Lord took up a Burns Fellowship at Otago University in 1987, he bought his first home - a small cottage close to the university and the town centre of Dunedin. His tragically few years in Titan Street were happy and productive ones. Before he died Robert put in place a plan that the cottage would become a home for other writers who choose to come to Dunedin to write and a Trust was established to administer the plan.
Today, as was his plan, Robert Lord's worker's cottage (three furnished rooms and a courtyard garden) is run as a rent-free residency for writers.
To date, playwrights who have lived and worked there include Gary Henderson, Renee, Jan Bolwell, Vanessa Rhodes, Vincent O'Sullivan, Branwen Millar, Paul Rothwell, Rochelle Bright and Kip Chapman.
APPLY: apply for the residencies by sending your cv and a statement of the project you propose to work on to Murray Lynch.
Applications are now open for residencies from late August 2017 to early January 2018.
Applications close 1 April annually.