The Bush Retreats for Eco-Writers (BREW) network offers on-site residencies for writers, poets, students and artists who explore ecological ideas. Initiated by eminent Australian environmental philosopher Professor Freya Mathews, the network currently has four sites, located on ecologically significant private properties in various parts of Australia.

With a view to fostering environmental culture in Australia, we warmly invite applications for a 10-day residency to undertake an ecological writing, research or art project at any one of the sites.

Innovative conservation projects are underway on several of the properties and, to support this work, these sites are also available as research sites to interested ecologists. Visual or sound artists working on ecologically oriented projects could be partnered with local art centres.

Hosts offer basic self-catering accommodation.  There is no charge, but residents are asked to make a small contribution – financial or in-kind — towards electricity and maintenance. We also ask residents to provide a short report on their stay which we can post on the BREW website (see News) for the benefit of other applicants.

We sincerely acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the sites in the BREW network and also pay our respects to the Elders of the relevant countries, both past and present.

If you would like more information or a residency application form, please send a message via the ‘Contact us’ page.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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