Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – The Kevin Elyot Award

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: The Kevin Elyot Award

Description: The Kevin Elyot Award is designed to support a playwright as they develop a new work inspired by Kevin Elyot’s archive, using the University of Bristol Archive collection. The Award includes a residency and production of a new piece.

What’s so great about it?  The winning writer of this award will receive £3,000 to fund a four-week residency at the University, and support for the research and sharing of the work. This chance for a funded placement is a unique opportunity for a playwright. It allows the recipient to engage with the memory and work of another esteemed writer, creating a dialogue with the past as they create something new. Plus,  while you’re required to submit a detailed plan and budget, we think part of the magic of archive is that you never know quite what you’ll discover. Get your application in by 3 June if you’d like to be considered!

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.

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