Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 January 2015

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:

Play Submissions Helper – 39 playwriting opportunities with January (and late December) deadlines – Deadline:  January (various)

SPUR seeking submissions for radio broadcast at the Tate gallery – Deadline: 23 January 2015

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

Assistant Script Editor job, C4 (Hollyoaks) – Deadline: 25 January 2015

Playwright mentoring with BeFrank Theatre –  Deadline: 26 January 2015

Writers required for Stitchin’ Fiction (scratch night) – Deadline: 27 January 2015

The Space seeking participants for 28 Plays Later playwriting challenge (£15 entry, finishers share profits) – Deadline: 28 January 2015

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

Royal Court International Playwrights group open for submissions – Deadline: 30 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

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2015 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (£250 prize) – Deadline: 31 January 2015

Festival of Dramaturgy on the Crisis PIIGS (Barcelona) – Deadline: 1 February 2015

Adrian Pagan Award 2015 – Deadline: 2 February 2015

Funding opportunity for disabled artists through Unlimited – Deadline: 2 February 2015

The Space accepting theatre proposals for Summer 2015 – Deadline: 4  February 2015

Submissions Open For Blue Elephant Theatre 2015 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 6 February 2015

Les Enfant Terribles Award – apply through IdeasTap to take your show to Edinburgh – Deadline: 9 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)

Odd Servants Theatre seeking writers to respond to The Domestic Extremists – Deadline: 15 February 2015

Ghost Dog productions seeking 10min plays for Playground – Theme: Survival – Deadline: 16 February 2015

Write Now 6 at Brockley Jack seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Leadership’ –  Deadline: 20 February 2015

High Tide Festival accepting submissions through IdeasTap – Deadline: 23 February 2015

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

Pitch your play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket – Deadline 27 February at 5pm

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

Nickelodeon Writing Program open for submissions– Deadline: 28 February 2015

Story Friday with A Word In Your Ear (Bath) – Theme: Quilt of Stories – Deadline: 2 March 2015

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

James Tait Black Prize for Drama launched for professionally produced plays– Deadline: 9 March 2015

Putney Arts Theatre seeking plays on ‘Crime and Punishment’ (£20 fee to join club if selected) – Deadline: 15 March 2015

A Friend of a Friend productions seeking short plays for Blackfriars Stories (for playwrights with connection to SE London) – Deadline: 15 March 2015

Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for British Theatre Challenge (£15 fee) – Deadline:  30 March 2015

2015 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

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

BBC Scriptroom dates for 2015 – Deadline: 2 April 2015 (submissions open 9 March 2015)

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

Wellcome Trust Arts Awards funding opportunity – Deadline: 1 May 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:

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: rolling

Creative Writer on UK Popular Culture wanted (London/ Reading) – paid – Deadline: none posted

Peppered Wit seeking submissions for fringe festivals – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre looking for writers: Deadline: none posted

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)

From script to screen: free online course with the NFTS/ BFI -Starts 2 February for 6 weeks

Octagon Theatre Bolton and BBC Writersroom running five act structure masterclass – Deadline: 19 March 2015

Also, see the IdeasTap Spa for masterclasses coming up in early 2015!

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