Applications open for Artist’s Residency with Traverse Theatre

Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and the Traverse Theatre are delighted to announce their continued partnership in a Creative Fellowship to be based within the University, and are currently inviting applications.

IASH and the Traverse will commission a play on or inspired by any aspect of the topic “conflict and reconciliation”. The stipend will be £10,000 and the recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH, and contribute to the Institute’s events, including giving at least one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the Fellowship. The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is expected.

The Fellow will be a professional playwright with at least two previous professional productions. The tenure of the Fellowship will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at the end of 2014. During the period of the fellowship the playwright will have access to dramaturgical support from the Traverse’s Artistic team and we hope would also play a part in the life of the theatre.

Previous IASH Fellows have included Iain Finlay Macleod, whose play The Devil Matser and his Children was presented as part of Write Here this Autumn, Pamela Carter and Jo Clifford.

How to apply:  Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter outlining why they would like to take up this Fellowship and how it will be of benefit to them and their writing by 10 am on Monday, 25 November 2013.  Interviews will be held on Friday 6 December at IASH.

Full details and an application pack can be found on the website.

Deadline:  Monday 25 November 2013 at 10am

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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