Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 19 December 2014

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 now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events.

Opportunities with deadlines:

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (£32,000 grant) – Deadline: 19 December 2014

Script Read East seeking Murder Mystery submissions – Deadline:  20 December 2014

Heavy Weather call out for playwrights! – Deadline: 22 December 2014

Tron Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 22 December 2014

Almost Random Theatre seeking 10 minute plays for Valentine’s Day (Oxford) – Deadline: 25 December 2014

Lost Theatre seeking plays for 5 Minute Festival (£10 entry fee, self-producing preferred, £100 prize) – Deadline: 28 December 2014

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt accepting musical theatre submissions – Deadline: 28 December 2014 at 6pm

East End Literary Salon seeking 10-20 minute submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2014

The North Wall (Oxford) accepting applications for writer residency – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Carabosse seeking 5-20 minute submissions for Pub Theatre night (Milton Keynes, open to London writers) – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Bare Fiction magazine open to submissions for March 2015 issue – Deadline: 11 January 2015

Calling all film makers! IdeasTap £10K Film Fund accepting applications – Deadline: 19 January 2015

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £280 prize) – Deadline: 24 January 2015

Bruntwood Prize coming back soon, get your scripts ready! – Competition to be launched on 29 January 2015

Brockley Jack seeking full length plays for Write Now 6 (for playwrights with a connection to SE London) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

IdeasTap Quarterly Editor’s Brief: Family (£250 prize) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

Ten Minute Play Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£5 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 January 2015

Adrian Pagan Award 2015 – Deadline: 2 February 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: PREJUDICE – Deadline: 12 February 2015

BBC Radio Drama accepting short story submissions for Opening Lines – Deadline: 13 February 2015 (note: submissions do not open until 5 January 2015)

Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights! – Deadline: 26 February 2015

Giant Cherries LGBT Playwriting Competition 2015 (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 28 February 2015

2015 Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award (amateur playwrights only) – Deadline: 5 March 2015

2015 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: SURVIVAL – Deadline:  2 April 2015

GRIT: Royal Court seeking plays about resistance that can fit in the palm of your hand – Deadline:  10 April 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: BETRAYAL – Deadline: 7 May 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015


Ongoing submissions:

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

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

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

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

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


Events and workshops: 

Workshop with Simon Vinnicombe on Writing for Theatre (£35) – Dates: 31 January – 21 February (4 Saturdays)

More details coming soon – in the meantime, see the IdeasTap Spa for masterclasses coming up in early 2015!

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