How to Apply

Applications for 2018 Creative Time Residential Fellowships close on Sunday April 30, 2017

The Trust’s creative time residential fellowships aim to be a gift of time, enabling authors or illustrators to take up a one-month residency to concentrate intensively on the research, development and/or editing of new work for readers up to the age of 18.

Fellowships are away from home at a time to suit you. The Trust provides delightful rent-free accommodation and local support in one of our three host cities - Adelaide, Canberra or Brisbane.

To be eligible to apply for a 2018 fellowship you must have had at least one title for children or young adults published by a trade publisher. Read the adjacent FAQs for further information about eligibility and other details.

Committee members assess each application taking into consideration:

  • The clarity of the rationale for the proposed project(s)
  • The contribution the fellowship is likely to make to the development of the applicant’s creative skills and career
  • The literary merit of the proposed project(s).


When you’re ready to apply or if you simply have further questions, get in touch by e-mail with the Trust’s Fellowships Coordinator ( requesting an application pack or stating your query.