Free Tax Talk for Freelancers (Ideastap Spa)

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If you’ve started making some money from your writing and have no idea how to handle your tax responsibilities, here’s an opportunity for some free advice.  Ideastap will be running a Spa Event titled ‘The Business: Tax Talk for Freelancers‘ with Bambridge accountants on Tuesday 24 September from 6.00-7.30pm.

Join creative industry financial advisors Bambridge Accountants for a session covering the basics of tax for the self-employed, breaking down the concepts, timelines, documents, numbers and requirements involved.

Location: 
OneKX, 120 Cromer St
London WC1H 8BS
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Full Description: The event will cover:

  • Self-employed status: what work the HMRC defines as “self-employed” (and why)
  • Registering: getting setup and obtaining a Unique Tax Reference (UTR) number
  • Documentation: contracts, receipts, what to keep and why
  • National Insurance contributions: how it works and how to pay
  • Tax Returns: how to file and what you can reasonably claim
  • Saving & Paying: advice on paying the tax man when your employer doesn’t do it for you

This event open to all disciplines will be tailored for the creative industries. Bear in mind independent bespoke advice could likely be needed beyond this event, but bring your questions and general concerns on tax and finance to understand all those things you’ve been ignoring for months.

How to book:  Tickets can be booked for free through the event webpage here:

http://www.ideastap.com/opportunities/spaevent/Event/Tax-Talk-for-Freelancers-240913

About the facilitators:  Bambridge Accountants LLP is an accounting, business consulting and tax advisory practice who specialise in the creative industrires, including actors, dancers, theatre, new media and US tax. It is a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Looking after the financial and fiscal needs of many clients, they focus relationships on trust, understanding and independence, through the provision of cost effective, timely and relevant advice.

Source:  Ideastap e-newsletter

 

Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair: Spoken Word Workshops at Southbank Centre (age 18-25)

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Southbank Centre is looking for 10 up and coming writers to take part in Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair, a very exciting project with spoken word artist Simon Mole involving workshops and performances in two live shows at Southbank Centre:

Simon Mole’s ground-breaking one man show is a spoken word adventure that takes place over the evening meal. Every family dinner needs a hero. Mike is twenty-three years old but still asks ‘what would Indy do?’ at times of crisis, and it’s crunch time when we meet him at a busy train station on his way to his Mum’s.

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/indiana-jones-and-the-extra-chair-77919

The project is an opportunity for you to work with spoken word artist Simon Mole and critically acclaimed site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk on a series of workshops where you will create new work which will be performed alongside Simon in the live shows on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October at Southbank Centre.

Eligibilty:  Are you:

  • A poet/spoken word artist and keen to work on your writing and performance skills?
  • Between 18 – 25
  • Available on the following dates:

Monday September 30th – 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday October 2nd – 6pm – 9pm
Monday October 7th – 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday October 9th – 6pm – 9pm
Saturday October 12th – 11am – 6pm

Monday 14th October – 7.30pm – 10pm (performance)
Tuesday 15th October – 7.30pm – 10pm (performance)

The Southbank Centre can offer London travel expenses for participants and 2 tickets to one of the show nights.

How to apply:  If you are interested, please email Bea Colley & Afia Yeboah at  Literatureandspokenword@southbankcentre.co.uk with your name, date of birth, email and phone number, and no more than 500 words on previous experience, any publications or performance experience and why you would like to be involved in the project.  Please mark your email ‘Indiana Jones’.

Deadline:  Friday 20 September 2013 at noon

Source:  Arts Council e-newsletter

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 13 September 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

Collaborative Writing Masterclass with the Paper Tiger collective – applications open (fee) – Deadline: 13 September
Radio 4 sketch series 2525 seeking submissions – Deadline: 13 September 2013

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows – Deadline: 13 September 2013 at 5pm

Greenhorn Short Film Festival accepting short film submissions – Deadline: 15 September 2013

Riverside Theatre seeking monologues based on theme ‘Merge’ (USA) – Deadline: 15 September 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 40-50 minute plays for development – Deadline: 15 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

The Scenic Route seeking submissions from musical theatre writers – Deadline: 20 September 2013

The Royal Court accepting applications for playwriting groups – Deadline: 27 September 2013

Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013

From Page to Stage seeking new musicals for production – Deadline: 30 September 2013

HighTide 2015 accepting submissions via IdeasTap – Deadline: 30 September 2013 at 5pm

Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Fright Night’ – Deadline: 30 September 2013

Hampstead Theatre submissions cut-off – Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights – Deadline 2 October 2013 at 12 noon

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays – Deadline: 10 October 2013

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 October 2013

International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 2013

Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Wrapped Up’ – Deadline: 14 October 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Lost Theatre accepting submissions of 5 minute plays – Deadline: 20 October 2013

The Space seeking playwrights for writing programme – Deadline: 28 October 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013

SHIFT Productions looking for new writers – Deadline: 31 October 2013

Fullerton College (USA) accepting submissions for Playwright’s Festival – Deadline: 4 November 2013

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

10th Women Playwrights International Conference accepting submissions (women writers only) – Deadline: 1 December 2013

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

The Royal Court accepting applications for playwriting groups

This Autumn, the Royal Court will be running two Introduction to Playwriting groups, one for writers aged 18 to 25 and the other for writers aged 26 and over. Both groups are intended to help playwrights at an early stage in their career to develop their skills.

The groups will run for twelve weeks throughout the remainder of the year and in to 2014 and will take place on Mondays (18-25) and Tuesdays (26+).

How to apply: Send 10 pages of writing for the stage (it can be 10 pages of an existing play or something written especially for the application) along with a completed application form electronically to groups@royalcourttheatre.com if you can, but if not, send a hard copy to: GROUP SUBMISSIONS ROYAL COURT THEATRE SLOANE SQUARE LONDON SW1W 8AS.

Please note: Writing samples and application forms should be attached to one email and incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please visit the website for full terms and conditions and to download an application form .

Deadline: Friday 27 September 2013 at 6pm

Course dates: 14/15 October 2013 – late January 2014

Source: The Royal Court’s Website

Fullerton College (USA) accepting submissions for Playwright’s Festival

The Resident Theatre Company (RTC) at Fullerton College, California, is seeking submissions of original full-length plays and original full length musical theatre works of any genre for it’s annual Playwright’s Festival to be held during January 2014 in the Fullerton College Bronwyn Dodson Theatre.
How to apply: plays should be sent by email to wmittler@fullcoll.edu.
Deadline: Monday November 4th, 2013 at 5pm
Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page

SHIFT Productions looking for new writers

After the success of “Executed for Sodomy: The Life Story of Caterina Linck” at the Edinburgh Fringe, SHIFT Productions are on the hunt for new writers and are hoping to stage three productions between November and August 2014. They are looking for work that is bold, exciting and has something to say about how we live now. All submissions will be considered, however, they prefer work that is 50 – 80 minutes in length and requires 4 actors.

How to apply: Contact Danny West at  the_shift@live.com for more information.

Deadline: Thursday 31 October 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board

The Space seeking playwrights for writing programme

The Space is seeking playwrights for a brand-new playwriting competition, Script6. Six  up-and-coming playwrights will take part in a six month programme which will include workshops and script development, culminating in writing a brand-new full length play.  The final scripts will be given rehearsed readings by professional actors in a three-day Script6 Festival. A special panel will select one winning script which will then be developed and given a run at the Space.

This opportunity is open to writers who have already had a minimum of:

  • Two professional productions running for a minimum of three weeks OR three professional productions running for a minimum of two weeks.

How to apply: Visit the website for full details of course dates and then email isabel@space.org.uk to request an application pack. Submissions should take the form of a completed pack and a copy of a full-length play that you have written. Both should be sent via return email as .doc or .pdf documents.

Deadline: All completed applications must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 28th October 2013.

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page.

Collaborative Writing Masterclass with the Paper Tiger collective – applications open (fee)

Paper Tiger are holding a one day masterclass which aims to introduce different ways to approach writing and editing collaboratively. As many writers work across theatre, opera, film and TV, they encounter multiple models of ‘collaboration’ at various stages in the writing process and this workshop will unpack ways to:

  • Identify core stimuli to write from and/or respond to
  • Generate material as a group
  • Plot and structure a collective narrative
  • Playfully edit a collective script using simultaneous dramaturgy

 

This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds, including actors, writers and directors.  Applications are welcomed from individuals as well as pairs/ groups.

Cost: £30 per participant. (Payment must be received in advance, on confirmation of your place and cannot be refunded if you cancel on or after Friday 20th September).

To apply: Send an email with your CV or Spotlight Link and a brief paragraph (200 words) on why you want to do the masterclass. In the case of joint applications from pairs/groups, please also submit an additional brief paragraph outlining your collective practice to date. Send for the attention of Felicity to admin@tamasha.org.uk with “Collaborative Writing” in the subject line.

Date: The masterclass will take place on Saturday 28th September 2013, 10am – 6pm Venue: Bush Theatre (Attic), W12

Deadline to apply: Friday 13 September, midday

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page.

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 6 September 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting submissions for script consultations – Deadline: not specified, limited places so submit early.

The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – Deadline: 6 September 2013

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance – Deadline: 6 September 2013

Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking new writing for rehearsed reading – Deadline: 8 September 2013

Acme Theatre (USA) seeking short plays – Deadline: 8 September 2013

Lyric Hammersmith Writers Programme inviting applications (ages 18-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Chichester Young Playwrights (age 16-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Ofgem looking for a Writer/ Editor – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Radio 4 sketch series 2525 seeking submissions – Deadline: 13 September 2013

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows – Deadline: 13 September 2013 at 5pm

Greenhorn Short Film Festival accepting short film submissions – Deadline: 15 September 2013

Riverside Theatre seeking monologues based on theme ‘Merge’ (USA) – Deadline: 15 September 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 40-50 minute plays for development – Deadline: 15 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

The Scenic Route seeking submissions from musical theatre writers – Deadline: 20 September 2013

Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013

From Page to Stage seeking new musicals for production – Deadline: 30 September 2013

HighTide 2015 accepting submissions via IdeasTap – Deadline: 30 September 2013 at 5pm

Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Fright Night’ – Deadline: 30 September 2013

Hampstead Theatre submissions cut-off – Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights – Deadline 2 October 2013 at 12 noon

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays – Deadline: 10 October 2013

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 October 2013

International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 2013

Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Wrapped Up’ – Deadline: 14 October 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Lost Theatre accepting submissions of 5 minute plays – Deadline: 20 October 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

10th Women Playwrights International Conference accepting submissions (women writers only) – Deadline: 1 December 2013

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

Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Wrapped Up’

This December, Skylight Theatre will be celebrating the festive season with Wrapped Up, a festival of new writing performed throughout December at the Drayton Theatre.

What to submit:  They’re looking for short pieces (between 10 and 20 minutes) that give a fresh perspective on the Yuletide countdown.

How to apply:  Plays can be submitted via their contact page.  Email skylighttheatre@outlook.com or see our website for more details – www.skylighttheatre.co.uk.

Deadline: 14 October 2013

Source:  Arts Council Newsletter

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