Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 October 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: Octagon Theatre Bolton accepting submissions for Top Five Festival

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: My Fringe Show Failed, What next? 

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop:

Autumn 2016 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Intensive Workshop: Writing Compelling Dialogue – Thursday 20 October 7pm-9pm

Intensive Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene – Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

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

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 50 playwriting competitions with September deadlines

Scene Gym seeking 10 minute scenes/extracts – Deadline: 14 October 2016

Writer/Facilitator for Southampton based Young Writers’ Groups– Deadline: 14 October 2016

Night of Joy seeking short plays- Deadline: 14 October 2016

Writer/ Facilitator required for So: Write – Southampton based women’s writing group – Deadline: 14 October 2016

MAT Purbanat Theatre seeking playwright for commission (paid) – Deadline: 21 October 2016

Soggy Brass at Southwark Playhouse open for submissions– Deadline: 16 October 2016

BBC Radio 4 Extra seeking comedy – Deadline: various, ending mid- October]

#TellYours – Development opportunity for storytellers – Deadline: 24 October 2016

Pokfulam Road Productions launches ‘Foreign Goods Last Forever’ showcase (female writers, Chinese or SE Asian only) – Deadline: 25 October 2016

Pub Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions from Emerging Theatre Makers – Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016

Chelsea Young Writers seeking teaching assistants/ facilitators– Deadline: 28 October 2016

Penguin Random House launch WriteNow for new writers– Deadline: 28 October 2016

Talawa script submission window open (Black writers in the UK) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

BFI Bursaries available for The Screen Arts Institute – Deadline: 4 November 2016

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

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

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 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: 

Applications open to join the Jack Writers’ Workshop – Deadline for applications 8 October (starts 31 October)

Applications open to join the Writers Club of Directors Cut (£70/term) – Starts early October 2016

New Diorama Theatre: Fundraising Masterclass – 17 October 2016 (Deadline for enrolling 14 October 2016 at 12pm)

Free talk with Jed Mercurio in Birmingham – 15 October 2016

Specifiq: Writers Retreat at Wilton’s Music Hall – 18 October 2016

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Writing Compelling Dialogue – Thursday 20 October 7pm-9pm

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Free Theatre Making/Writing Workshop at Hackney Museum – 27 October 2016

Playwriting course with Jennifer Farmer at the Bishopsgate Institute – Starts 31 October 2016

TV DRAMA: Script Editing & Development with Philip Shelley, Cardiff (HETV Levy Fund): Starts 1 November 2016

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene – Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

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

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

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

Ongoing submissions:

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: Non

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