Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 July 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “I can’t make sense of five-act structure”

New on London Playwrights’ Blog:

GRANTS FOR THE ARTS: TOP TIPS FROM THE ARTS COUNCIL FOR FUNDING YOUR WORK – Part of our London Writers’ Week series!

Fin Kennedy and David Edgar Review the State of arts funding at London Writers’ Week – Part of our London Writers’ Week series!

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 52 playwriting competitions with late July & August deadlines

Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 29 July 2016

BBC Wales Drama Award launched (Welsh writers) – Deadline: 29 July at 5pm (submissions open on 18 July 2016)

Faith Drama Productions: Opportunities for Writer-Directors – Deadline: 27 July 2016

Shore Screenwriting Competition 2016 (up to £2,000 cash prize, £25-£35 entry fee) – Regular deadline: 31 July 2016; Late deadline: 31 August 2016

2016 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award – Deadline: 31 July 2016

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Adrian Pagan Award 2016 launched– Deadline: 31 July 2016

Shonibare Studio open to proposals from guest artists for 2017 – Deadline: 31 July 2016

The John Brabourne Awards open for applications – Deadline: 31 July 2016

Critical Mass free 10-week playwriting programme at Belgrade Theatre for BAME writers (Coventry) – Deadline: 1 August 2016

St. James RE:act goes to HighTide Festival (paid) – Deadline: 3 August 2016

E.U. (NYC Production company) seeking short plays and monologues for charity event – Deadline: 9 August 2016

Sharp Scratches seeking 10-20 minute plays – Deadline: 9 August 2016

10-15 minute plays sought for charity fundraiser in Covent Garden – Deadline: 12 August 2016

Free Rayne Artists seeking submissions for Spiral at the Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 14 August 2016

Women in Film and Television announce mentoring scheme – deadline: 16 August 2016

Instinct Theatre accepting full-length script submissions – Deadline: 21 August 2016 at 10pm

Aberdeen Performing Arts – Scratch Nights – Call for Script Submissions (North East Writers) – Deadline: 22 August 2016 at 5pm

Bush Theatre seeking Associate Dramaturg – Deadline: 26 August 2016 at noon

Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme 2016 – Deadline: 26 August 2016

VAULT Festival open to applications – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Shore Screenwriting Competition 2016 (up to £2,000 cash prize, £25-£35 entry fee) – Regular deadline: 31 July 2016; Late deadline: 31 August 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016 – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Ignition Playwriting Competition from Ignite Theatre (£100 prize) -Deadline: 1 September 2016

Little Pieces of Gold Seeking Ten Minute Plays on the Subject of ‘Brexit’ –  Deadline: 7 September 2016

Park Theatre Script Accelerator Programme– Deadline: 7 September 2016

StageWrite 2017 playwriting competition (open to Bedfordshire students only)- Deadline: 30 September 2016

Adam Morley and Actor Awareness bursary for writers – Deadline: September 2016

Bush Theatre opens script window to accept new plays – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016 (Asian writers, £1000 prize) – Deadline: 1 October 2016

Pub Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions from Emerging Theatre Makers – Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

Writers required for La Musa Sulla Nuvola – The Muse on the Cloud – Deadline: 20 December 2016

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Polemic Theatre Company accepting submissions for festival – Deadline: 1 January 2017 at 12.01am

Events and workshops: 

 

Writing Workshops from ComedySportz (Manchester) – 25 July & 1 August 2016

‘Discovering the Keskidee Centre’ event with London Metropolitan Archives – Wednesday 10 August 2016

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Ongoing submissions:

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None

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