Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.
This week’s pick: HighTide accepting scripts for First Commissions attachment scheme
Description: First Commissions is HighTide’s attachment programme for writers. Over the course of 18 months (freelance / part time), five playwrights will be mentored in different aspects of playwriting from making an applications for Arts Council Funding to producing two rehearsed readings in professional theatres. Writers will also engage with an established playwright as a mentor and dramaturg.
So, what’s so great about it? We like the fact that this opportunity provides 18 months of solid practical training, so it really is about long-term career development rather than achieving short term goals. During the attachment, writers will get loads of opportunities to learn the practical skills needed to make playwriting their career – from tackling Arts Council applications to writing a play to organising their own rehearsed readings. At LPB, we’re all about empowering writers to be able make things happen for themselves and it feels like this scheme will equip writers with the skills to do just that. You’ve got until 14 February to get those applications in.
Read the full details here.
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity in any way.