Jackdaw are pleased to announce that their successful scratch night, Tell Tales will return in 2014.
A unique collection of short plays, poetry, music and art, written, created and performed by a range of playwrights, musicians, actors, directors and artists, Tell Tales encourages artists from different disciplines to work together to create exciting and challenging new work.
Dates: Tell Tales will take place for 4-7 nights at the end of January 2014/ beginning of February – exact dates at venue TBC.
How to apply: those interested in applying will need to attend a meeting at 5pm on Sunday 8th December @ The Barbican Cinema Cafe
You don’t need to take a specific idea, just an interest in being involved and a willingness to tell them about your work.
Deadline: attend meeting on 8th December 2013 at 5pm.
Source: circular email from Jackdaw.
The Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme is open for applications from writers who attended an Arvon course in 2013. If this applies to you, read on…
This unique opportunity offers nine writers the chance to be guided for one year by a successful and established writer. Three writers will be selected in each of the genres of Poetry, Fiction and Playwriting. The scheme is designed for those interested in developing both their writing and professional practice, who have a clear idea of what they would like to achieve over a year long period.
Arvon is delighted to announce that the mentors for the 2014 programme are Poet Clare Pollard, Fiction writer Jenn Ashworth and Playwright David Eldridge. The mentors will take on 3 writers each in their category, supporting and guiding them in their work over the course of the year, from a week of intensive workshops, to preparing their work for publication in a group anthology.
In addition to being mentored, the beginning and end of the year are each marked by a week away at The Hurst, the newly refurbished John Osborne Arvon Centre in Shropshire. Beginning with a tutored Masterclass Week in March 2014 with the three mentors, the year concludes with a Retreat Week, without the mentors in February 2015. These weeks will provide the scheme’s mentees with the time and space to focus on their writing, away from their everyday lives.
Furthermore, throughout the year the mentees will be given a chance take part in a new media writing project with digital literature think-tank if:book, and advice sessions with literary agent Simon Trewin.
The nine writers’ development over the year will culminate in an anthology of works, in print and e-book format, and a book launch at the Free Word Centre in London.
How to apply: Apply through the website.
Deadline: 5pm on Monday 13 January 2014.
IdeasTap are working with Underbelly and some of their performing arts partners to take a season of their members’ best work to next year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The scheme will offer funding and support for new plays or pieces of theatre to be produced at the fringe.
IdeasTap will be putting £25000 towards the scheme while Underbelly will be offering prime venue slots, priority marketing and mentoring support. Although the budget is fixed, the number of projects they will support isn’t, this will depend upon the quality of submissions.
Before applying, here are some things you should know…
- You can only submit a new play or piece of theatre
- Ideally your play must be no longer than 60 minutes in duration
- It must be “festival friendly”, i.e. taking into account the size and limitations of the venues and the quick turn around times.
How to apply: visit IdeasTap for full details and to apply.
Deadline: Tuesday 14 January 2014.
Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs page.
IdeasTap are offering four funds of £1000 for members taking work to next year’s Brighton Fringe. This could include cabaret, comedy, dance, music, theatre, literature and visual arts. They want to see ambitious projects with more than three performers and there should be at least five people in your company. So, although this is not a writing opportunity as such, it could be worth bearing in mind if you have a company to you could produce your work with.
How to apply: Applicants should read the terms and conditions and apply directly through IdeasTap.
Deadline: Friday 6th December at 10am.
Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs page.
Theatre503 has unveiled The Theatre503 Playwriting award, a new biennial competition which will be open to all writers over the age of 16 who have written an original unproduced full-length play. The winner will be awarded with £6000 and a production at Theatre503. All UK submissions will also be put forward for 503 Five, the 18 month mentorship programme for emerging playwrights.
The competition will open for entries on 1 February 2014.
Read the full article here.
Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group.
Roll up, roll up! £500 for creative projects!
Ideas Fund Innovators is an IdeasTap scheme open to all creative disciplines. They are giving away 20 lots of £500 – 10 for 16-22 year olds and 10 for 23-30 year olds.
The scheme has previously funded all kinds of projects, from dance and film projects to music videos and comedy collectives. Whatever the creative field, IdeasTap will consider all applications. They are looking for projects that are inspiring, original and innovative and there will be a panel of expert judges picking their favourites.
How to apply: You must be a member of IdeasTap to apply. You can join and find out more about the opportunity here.
Deadline: 7th February 2013
Source: Arts Jobs e-newletter
SPACED is an opportunity launched by Theatre Delicatessen for emerging theatre artists to develop their work in a free and creative environment. In February 2014, Theatre Delicatessen will offer 15 chosen companies and artists residencies at their pop-up creative hub at the former BBC London Headquarters at Marylebone High Street.
Working with the support of Theatre Delicatessen’s creative team, each of the selected companies will be given an exclusive studio space for which to develop a scratch performance or installation over a period of two weeks in response to the question “Is It Worth It?” The resulting work will be staged as part of a Souk Festival of new performances in March 2014.
They are seeking ‘vibrant artists and companies who create performance in a variety of forms, from site-specific work to immersive performance, physical theatre to one-on-one performances, and installation to text’.
How to apply and deadline: Theatre Delicatessen will be hosting an open day on December 15 for those interested in applying and there will be an opportunity to discuss your ideas. Applicants will then have until 17th January 2014 to submit their pitch. You can register for the open day and download an application form here.
Source: Theatre Delicatessen e-newsletter
The Cockpit Theatre is looking for work for ‘Theatre in the Pound’, an award winning evening of fifteen minute performances. Each month, they showcase new work from directors, writers and artists to provide a platform for new work as well as a great evening of exciting performances.
All tickets for the event are £1 and artists pay £1 per minute for theatre hire (£15 in total), hence the name, Theatre in the Pound!
The Cockpit welcomes work at all stages of development.
How to apply: for more information and for an application form, click here or email Theresa at email@example.com
Deadline: None specified but the performances take place on the first Monday of every month from October to June so it is advisable to get applications in early to ensure you get a slot.