Writers commission for Kent History & Library Centre (paid)

The Rise of Maidstone United writer’s commission

Commission timescale March – October 2014

Kent History & Library Centre, Kent County Council

The Kent Library & History Centre, based in Maidstone, Kent & FrancisKnight, a Kent based arts organisation have been successful with funding from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund.  The funding is for ‘The Rise of Maidstone United’, a project to commission artists to explore the history of a town’s football club as retold by their supporters. The project has been devised to help build community ties and develop a sense of local pride; and support local people, especially men and boys, to read more and develop their literacy skills.

FrancisKnight are managing the Writer’s Commission on behalf of the Kent History and Library Centre

Writer’s Commission

The Rise of Maidstone United will offer a commission to an established writer to work with Maidstone United Football Club and the Kent History & Library Centre. They are looking for a writer of excellence whose practice demonstrates high quality work and community engagement. The theme will be centered on football and will work across written and spoken word for a book and associated exhibition.  Working with the Kent History & Library Centre the writer will have access to the new centre.  Resources from the Archive Centre may help to inform the book and a Project Team are on hand to assist and collaborate with the writer.

Although football is the main theme, they are looking to appeal to a wider audience, family friendly, popular with supporters and with a high visual content.

Writer’s Commission Fee: £8000 inclusive of expenses

For further information, full commissions brief and application details please visit: http://francisknight.co.uk/projects/project/the-rise-and-rise-of-maidstone-united/

Deadline for applications is via email by midday 17th January 2014.

Source: Arts Jobs

Tottenham based writer required

As part of Canalology 2014, a one day art event along the Tottenham canalside, Samantha Penn is looking for local writers new and established to contribute texts on the local area.  Any style of writing is welcome and the project, entitled Words of Tottenham, will involve a number of rambles or derives along the Lea Valley Canal.

Samantha is one of twelve artists bringing Tottenham specific projects to the event. Words of Tottenham will take the form of a blog with posts credited to local writers, tweets leading to posts and a brochure linking to the blog via QR codes.

Please contact Samantha at wordsoftottenham@gmail.com for further information.

Canalology 2014 is supported by Arts Council England

Deadline: 31st March 2014

Source: Arts Jobs

HighTide Festival 2014 Takeover accepting applications

HighTide Festival Theatre are offering individuals and companies the chance to programme special take-over slots at HighTide Festival on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 April 2014. Successful applicants will receive £200 per slot towards expenses as well as 80% of net Box Office takings.

HighTide are open to theatre proposals that include devised work, physical theatre, new writing, musicals and site-specific theatre projects.

How to apply: visit the IdeasTap website for full details and to apply.

Deadline: 10th January 2014 at 1pm

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs page.

The Newspeak Theatre accepting submissions

The Newspeak Theatre produces at least one new play from an emerging writer each season.

If you are interested in submitting plays or any written work to be to be produced by the Newspeak Theatre please send in a sample no longer than 10 pages of your work as well as a synopsis (max 700w)

Please send samples or inquiries to: literary@newspeaktheatre.co.uk

Online submissions should be in PDF or Word document format. Please put the name of the play in the subject line.

Hard copies may also be submitted. Please contact the above email address and they will send you the street address for submissions.

Deadline: ongoing

Source: Newspeak Theatre website.

The Newspeak Theatre Company seeks writer for their writers-room

The Newspeak Theatre Company is looking for another writer to join their writers-room.

The writers-room is a hot-bed for playwrights to meet and develop work in in.

How to apply:  if you are interested in becoming a member of the writers-room send in a sample of your writing and a short statement about yourself and why you would be interested in becoming a member of the Newspeak Theatre.

Send samples or inquiries to: literary@newspeaktheatre.co.uk putting ‘Writers-room’ as the subject heading.  For further questions please contact sarah@newspeaktheatre.co.uk or visit the website.

Deadline: 30th June 2014

Source: IdeasTap Jobs page

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 03 January 2014

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).

Venus Theatre seeking full-length play submissions empowering women (Maryland, USA) – Deadline:  5 January 2014

Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking script extracts for performance – Deadline: 6 January 2014

Red Planet Prize 2013 open to entries for television writing – Deadline: 6 January 2014

Undeb Theatre seeking Summer Festivals Script Submission – Deadline: 6 January 2014

BAC inviting proposals for Freshly Scratched – Deadline: 8 January 2014

Applications open for Spring writing groups at the Royal Court – Deadline: 9 January 2014

TLW LEXiCON Play and Short Story Competition (£3 submission fee) – Deadline: 10 January 2014

Squint seeking submissions for Scratchbook: Great Reckonings In Little Rooms – Deadline: 11 January 2014

Jerwood/ Arvon mentoring sheme accepting applications – Deadline: 13 January 2014

Call for Applications: The Camargo Foundation 2014-15 Fellowships for Scholars and Artists – Deadline: 13 January 2014

24:7 Theatre Festival accepting submissions (entry fee) – Deadline: 13 January 2014

IdeasTap Underbelly award 2014 – Deadline: 14 January 2014

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg seeking one act plays of 25-60 min (Virginia, USA) – Deadline:  15 January 2014

Small Fish Radio Theatre seeking 6-10 minute radio plays (Chicago, USA) – Deadline:  15 January 2014

Unspoken Theatre seeking submissions for Festival of Mythic Shorts (Toronto, Canada) – Deadline:  16 January 2014

Claremorris Fringe Festival seeking 15 minute plays (Ireland, €10 entry fee) – Deadline:  17 January 2014

Write Now 5 Festival at Brockley Jack seeking submissions of full-length plays (SE London writers only) – Deadline: 27 January 2014

Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2014 – Deadline: 31 January 2014

Opportunities for writers with Salon:lab 2014 – Deadline: 31 January 2014

Theatre-Rites accepting proposals for Mentoring and Development Programme in making work for children – Deadline: 31 January 2014

Grin Theatre seeking 15 minute monologues for Voices 2– Deadline: 31 January 2014

Dubuque Fine Arts Players seeking submissions for 2014 one act playwriting competition (Iowa, USA; $20 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 January 2014

IdeasTap offering £500 for creative projects (16-30) – Deadline: 7 February 2014

Submissions open for James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014  (submissions only accepted from agents and producing theatres) – Deadline: 7 February 2014

Creative Learning Manager (maternity cover) – part time, Brighton-based – Deadline: 10 February 2014 at 9am

BBC Radio 4 seeking short stories for Opening Lines – Deadline: 14 February (submissions open on 6 January)

Short plays sought for ObamAmerica festival at Theatre503 – Deadline: 15 February 2014

First Break Monologue Writing Competition – Deadline: 21 February 2014

Grin Theatre seeking LGBT-themed plays of around 30 min for Queerfest 2014 – Deadline: 28 February 2014

Young Playwrights Competition at Grin Theatre seeking entries of 30 min plays (age 18-30) – Deadline: 28 February 2014

Theatre503 launches new Playwriting Award for 2014 – Deadline: 28 February 2014

National Student Drama Festival 2014 (age 16-25, £98 entry fee) – Deadline: 28 February 2014* (Note: this is the final date shows can be seen by an NSDF Selector to be considered – you must apply in advance of this date to arrange for them to see your show)

The Paul Darby prize for drama is now open for submissions (entry fee £5) – Deadline: 28 February 2014

Windsor Fringe accepting one act submissions to 11th annual Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award (amateur playwrights only; £5 entry fee) – Deadline: 5 March 2014

Creative competition on the theme of LOVE (£250 prize), IdeasTap Editors Brief – Deadline: Friday 7 March 2014 at 5pm

2014 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline: 31 March 2014

Ongoing submissions:

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Grin Theatre seeking LGBT-themed plays of around 30 min for Queerfest 2014

Grin Theatre is accepting submissions for Queerfest 2014.

Note:  This is one of three opportunities for writers currently open at Grin Theatre.

What to submit:  Writers will need to submit a 30 minute original play with an LGBT theme.

How to apply:  Email your submission to info.grintheatre@gmail.com with the name of the project in the title.

Deadline:  28 February 2014

Source:  UK Playwriting Facebook Group

Young Playwrights Competition at Grin Theatre seeking entries of 30 min plays (age 18-30)

Grin Theatre is seeking submissions for its 2014 Young Playwrights Competition.

Note:  This is one of three opportunities for writers currently open at Grin Theatre.

What to submit:  Writers will need to submit a 30 minute original play that has not been performed before and is for no more than four actors.

What you get:  The winning four plays will be performed in April 2014 by a cast of professional actors and each writer will gain the opportunity to work with an experienced writer and director to develop and bring their play to life.  Writers will also receive a profit share.

How to apply:  Email your submission to info.grintheatre@gmail.com with the name of the project in the title.

Deadline:  28 February 2014

Source:  UK Playwriting Facebook Group

Grin Theatre seeking 15 minute monologues for Voices 2

Grin Theatre has put out a call for 15 minute monologues for Voices 2, scheduled to take place on 28 February 2014.

Note:  This is one of three opportunities for writers currently open at Grin Theatre.

Prompt:  “All we ask is that it is an original piece that has not been actively performed for an audience before. It can be on any subject matter but must just be performable by one person.”

How to apply:  If you have a piece you think would be perfect then please email it for consideration to info.grintheatre@gmail.com with the name of the project in the title.

Deadline:  31 January 2014

Source:  UK Playwriting Facebook Group

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