Opportunities

Jerwood/ Arvon mentoring sheme accepting applications

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 …

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IdeasTap Underbelly award 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 …

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£1000 bursaries available for Brighton Fringe projects (IdeasTap)

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 …

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NEWS: Theatre 503 unveils new playwriting competition

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 …

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IdeasTap offering £500 for creative projects (16-30)

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 …

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Playwrights’ Progress Development Opportunity from Writers Guild of Great Britain – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is inviting emerging and established writers in the UK to take part in Playwrights’ Progress, an inspiring new script development project, FREE to the chosen participants with all expenses paid. This is a major promotion run in partnership with Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD) and Leicester …

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Theatre Delicatessen launches opportunity for emerging theatre makers

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 …

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The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights

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 …

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BBC Radio 4 seeking short stories for Opening Lines

The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes submissions of short stories from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The next window for sending in material to Opening Lines – BBC Radio 4’s showcase for short stories is January 6th – February 14th 2014.  The team are unable …

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