Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 11 November 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Self-Producing Workshop with London Playwrights Workshop

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: New posts coming soon!  (In the meantime, read our archive!)

Featured Post: How to produce your own work – part 6: Rehearsals

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop:

Autumn 2016 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A day-long introduction – Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Opportunities with deadlines:


Loquitur Theatre seeking monologues for ‘Femage a Trois’ – Deadline: 11 November 2016

Thumb Stopping Moments: Totally Money Short Film Competition (prize fund of £10K) – Deadline: 11 November 2016

AWAN Festival 2017 seeking work by Arab women artists – Deadline: 11 November 2016

BBC New Directors’ Scheme – Doctors – Deadline: 14 November 2016

Channel 4/ Touchpaper 4Stories Scheme for writers – Deadline: 14 November 2016

Paper Nations and Mix Conference call for Artwork/ Writers Deadline: 14 November 2016

InTransit Festival of Arts calling for commissions for site-specific work (paid) – Deadline: 17 November 2016

Writing Workshop Facilitator required – North Yorkshire (paid) – Deadline: 18 November 2016

BLINK AGAIN seeking one hour plays (£1,000 production budget) – Deadline: 22 November 2016

First Commissions Scheme with HighTide (Writers age 30 and under) – Deadline: 25 November 2016

Bare Fiction Magazine open to submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 29 November 2016

Octagon Theatre Bolton Top Five Festival – accepting submissions – Deadline: 30 November 2016

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays– Deadline: 5 December 2016

Co-producing opportunity for a play with Jewish themes – Deadline: 8 December 2016

Writers required for La Musa Sulla Nuvola – The Muse on the Cloud – Deadline: 20 December 2016

Shakespeare Shorts Competition– Deadline: 31 December 2016

The MMBF Trust offering £250 fund for creative projects – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Polemic Theatre Company accepting submissions for festival – Deadline: 1 January 2017 at 12.01am

Events and workshops: 


LPB Workshop:  Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A Daylong Introduction –  Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Creativity Works: Film – free course for 17-24 year olds (London)- Starts 15 November 2016

Writing for Theatre Course with Ambassador Theatre Group (£200 for six weeks) – 21 November 2016 – 16 January 2017

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

BFI Film Academy – Shepperton Studios (16-19 year olds) – Deadline for applications: 12 December 2016

Arundel Festival Theatre Writers Competition (£250 award) – 31 January 2017

Ongoing submissions:

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – no deadline

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

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