Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 2 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: BBC Writersroom 12 for Drama

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “My partner hates it when I write”

Featured Post: 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


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

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (£32,000 grant) – Deadline: 5 December 2016

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship (£10,000 stipend, Edinburgh based) – Deadline: 6 December 2016

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

15-20 minute scripts sought for production in 2017 – Deadline: 8 December 2016

Sky Or The Bird seeking submissions of short pieces for ‘RAW’ – Deadline: 10 December 2016

Fizzy Sherbet seeking short plays by women writers – Deadline: 15 December 2016

All the sins digital magazine seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 December 2016

Optik seeking scripts for 2017 Richmond upon Thames Festival – Deadline: 16 December 2016

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

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

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

BBC Writersroom Script Room 12 opens soon for Drama submissions – Deadline: 9 January 2017 (Note: submissions do not open until 9 December 2016)

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

Barbican Open Lab 2017 – Deadline: 23 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: 39 January 2017

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

Events and workshops: 

December Playwrights Circle at the Bread and Roses Theatre – 5 December 2016

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:

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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