Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 16 December 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: First London Pub Theatre Festival offers 30 minute showcases

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I finished my play. What do I do now?”

Featured Posts:

15 Best Gifts for Writers: 2016 Christmas/Holiday Gift Guide from London Playwrights Blog 

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 58 playwriting competitions with December+ deadlines


Course for teenage playwrights in Walthamstow (age 11-16, £75 fee, bursaries avail.) – Deadline: 18 December 2016

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

The Owl and Cat Theatre seeks provocative world Premieres (Melbourne, $100 payment) – Deadline: 21 December 2016

Goblin Baby Theatre seeking short plays in response to Brexit & Trump – Deadline: 28 December 2016

MA Directing student at Mountview Academy seeking 60-75 minute play for final showcase – Deadline: 30 December 2016

December 30th deadline for Blackshaw Theatre showcase at The Hen and Chickens – Deadline: 30 December 2016

Short film scripts with Jewish theme sought by producer (NFTS trained) – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Sussex Playwriting Competition seeking 30 minute radio thrillers (£7 fee) – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Shakespeare Shorts Competition– Deadline: 31 December 2016

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

Prime Cut announce The EU Collective Plays Playwriting competition (Belfast) – Deadline: 31 December 2016

First London Pub Theatre Festival companies to show 30 minutes of new work – Deadline: 31 December 2016

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

Graeae seeking part-time Literary Assistant – Deadline: 6 January 2017

Eurodram 2017 Competition for English Translations of contemporary European plays – Deadline: 6 January 2017

Actor Awareness seeks shows on working class theme for first scratch night of 2017 – Deadline: 7 January 2017

Call for Commissions for LightNight Liverpool 2017 with Open Culture (£1,000 commission) – Deadline: 8 January 2017

BBC Writersroom Script Room 12 opens soon for Drama submissions – Deadline: 9 January 2017

Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme open to writers who have attended Arvon course (free) – Deadline: 9 January 2017

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays (Canada, $10 entry fee, $200 prize) – Deadline: 13 January 2017

Barbican Open Lab 2017 – Deadline: 23 January 2017

Literary Manager at National Theatre of Scotland (12 mo. contract) – Deadline: 23 January 2017

Testlab New Writing Festival offering commissioned R&D – Deadline: 28 January 2017

Open Call Out for Didsbury Arts Festival Submissions – Deadline: 29 January 2017

Applications for Oxford’s fringe festival ‘Offbeat’ are now open – Deadline: 30 January 2017

2017 From Page To Stage Festival open for musical theatre submissions – Deadline: 28 February 2017

2017 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Submissions open for Festival 47 at the King’s Head Theatre – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Events and workshops: 

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

Ongoing submissions:

Essential Drama offers chance to put on your play at pop up theatre in empty Brentwood shops – Deadline: none posted, offering opportunities for 2016

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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