Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award now accepting applications

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award now accepting applications

Description: The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award is open, and seeking submissions. The purpose of the award is to help the development of emerging practitioners engaged in bold, challenging and innovative performance and to encourage the new generation of creative artists.

The Award is for a company or individual to create a show either for the Barbican’s studio theatre, or a site-responsive show to take place in east London or the City. The winning show will premiere as part of the Barbican Theatre & Dance season in 2019. The proposal must therefore be for an original and unperformed piece of work that is available for production and unattached to any other venue or company.

The Award is designed for artists who are at the stage in their career where they can demonstrably benefit from moving on to a fully resourced and funded production. It is there to help artists move on to the next level in their professional career.

What’s so great about it? This is a great opportunity for any individual or company wanting to take the next big step in their career.

The winning artist or company receives a production grant of up to £32,000. In addition they will receive a mentor for the project and in-kind support from the Barbican including a marketing and press campaign for the performance and some technical and administrative support.

If this seems like the perfect opportunity for you, you have until 6 November 2017 to apply.

Read full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

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