Bush Theatre accepting submissions for Project 2036 (£10K bursary for BAME writers)

Project 2036 is a three year programme that will offer a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) playwright, director and producer a £10,000 bursary each year, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Bush is proposing to host three BAMER artists annually over the next three years with the aim of giving them an insight into the operations of a leading new-writing theatre and develop their skills as artists and theatre makers. Each year the Bush will select an emerging playwright, director and producer as a bursary recipient.

How it works: The programme of activities will be divided in three phases lasting three months each:

  • Phase 1 involves shadowing their designated field mentor, attending programming and producing meetings at the Bush and being introduced to key staff who will provide them with an insight into marketing, fundraising and administration.
  • Phase 2 will allow each bursary recipient to work practically. Under the guidance of their field mentor, the producer will work as Assistant Producer on a Bush production on which the director will be Assistant Director. During this phase the playwright will be given time to write their own piece of work with extensive dramaturgical support.
  • Phase 3 will see the trio of bursary recipients work together to take over the new Studio space. After three months of shadowing and learning, and three months of practice, the Bush Theatre will literally hand over the keys to the Studio for these three artists to programme, develop, produce and showcase ambitious scratch performances, including their own work and visits from artists they invite to take part. The Bush Theatre will give them a budget of £5,000 to spend on this intervention and will provide in-kind technical resources.

Fee/Bursary: The bursary will cover the following per bursary recipient:

  • £7,500 bursary per creative
  • £1,500 travel/ maintenance relocation expenses
  • £1,000 for research materials (including tickets to see a number of non-Bush productions, training and development costs)
  • The total bursary per recipient will be £10,000

The Bush Theatre welcomes application from artists and creatives based outside of London but due to the nature of the bursary placements requires presence in London for the attendance of meetings and activity on a weekly basis and for consecutive days in certain periods, and applicants should be aware of this.

How to apply:  Applications can be made via the online form on their website, where you’ll be asked to answer questions about you and your work.

Deadline: 6 June 2016 at 10am

Source:  Bush Theatre

 

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