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Opportunities Pick of the Week: The Bruntwood Prize – Deadline soon (6th June)!
Digital & Audio & Screen Opportunities
We’ve listed digital opportunities divided into those with deadlines, rolling deadlines, , and online workshops. Scroll down for live performance opportunities and in person workshops.
Mark Ravenhill’s 101 Notes on Playwriting (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
Devon and Cornwall Screenwriting Group – Deadline: not applicable
WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
37 Plays Podcast (Mark Ravenhill) (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
Mentoring for POC Comedy Writers with Andy Riley – Deadline: 15 June 2022
Goat Films Comedy Pilot Script Competition – Deadline: 1 July 2022
BBC Radio 4: DMs Are Open – Deadlines: various
Player- Playwrights – try out your script – Deadline: rolling
New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – Deadline: rolling
New writing project for Heckington Living Radio (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted
TYPE! Accepting submissions for bookmark magazine (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
Add Your Shows and Theatre Resources to Thespie (unpaid)- Deadline: rolling
Scenesaver – digital performance platform – Deadline: rolling
Freehand Scripts – free script reading – Deadline: rolling
Online Courses and Workshops
Script Club – online book club for BBC Writersroom scripts – Dates: various
Big Fish Productions writing group – Dates: Every Friday
Relish Theatre – Coffee & Creative Catch up – Date: Every Friday
Part of the Main: Part of the Grid back with new online workshops – Dates: various
NT Playwriting Masterclasses – Dates: various
New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!) – on the first Wednesday of each month, next one 6th April 2022
London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 22 September 2022
Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs
Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events.
Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022! – Deadline: not yet specified
16-21: Fly The Flag – Deadline: 29 May 2022
Horizon- Residency 2022- 23 – Deadline: 30 May 2022
Speakbeat Collective (profit share) – Deadline: 31 May 2022
Beardance Theatre accepting short plays – Deadline: 2 June 2022
Old Vic Playwriting open for applications – Deadline: 3 June 2022
Immersive Theatre Director/Writer, Bonkers Bar – Deadline: 5 June 2022
Bruntwood Prize 2022 – Open until 6 June! Plus FREE WRITING RESOURCES!– Deadline: 6 June 2022
Lily Einhorn INSPIRE: free online coaching programme for community artists – Deadline: 6 June 2022
New Diorama’s open Artist Surgeries are back – Deadline: not applicable, final surgery on 8 June 2022
British Council: Unlimited Micro Awards – Applications Open- Deadline: 9 June 2022
Submissions open for Clapham Fringe 2022 at Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 10 June 2022
VAULT FIVE mentoring programme – Deadline: 14 June 2022
Jacks Lantern Productions accepting horror scripts from Yorkshire based writers – Deadline: 20 June 2022
Popcorn Awards – The Popcorn Writing Award – Deadline: 24 June 2022
WGGB New Play Commission Scheme – Deadline: 24 June 2022
Writing Facilitator Trainee Programme, Ministry of Stories – Deadline: 30 June 2022
Alfred Fagon Awards 2022 – Deadline: 29 July 2022
Martin Keaveney Creative Writing: Writers Conference, Dublin July 2022 – Dates: 1 – 3 July 2022
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award – Deadline: 1 August 2022
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language for 2022 – Deadline: 31 August 2022
Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2022
Rolling & Unspecified deadlines:
Golden Goose Theatre seeking shows for summer season – Deadline: not specified
Call: Love Sharing Festival – VII edition – Deadline: not specified
Traverse Theatre First Stages Festival – Deadline: not applicable
Unbound – reader-funded pitches – Deadline: none posted
Creative Hub seeking creative writing about climate change – Deadline not specified
Fifth Word – Submit your Play (paid if produced) – Deadline: not specified
The Hope Theatre seeking plays for new programme (profit share) – Deadline: not specified
Think Shorts – Free Short film listing (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
BBC Comedy Association plans unveiled – Deadline: not applicable
Calling members of the Neurodivergent Theatre Community – Deadline: not applicable
The Swiss Church London offering subsided space for artists – Deadline: not applicable
London Pub Theatres seeking new reviewers (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted
The New Works Playhouse accepting submissions (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
The BCG Pro Video Contest is looking for 2 minute scripted video sketches (prize £100) – Deadline: until further notice
The Royal Court now accepting online submissions – Deadline: rolling
John Byrne Award monthly competition for creative work (prize £250) – Deadline: monthly
Brush Stroke Order now offering bursaries for script reading services – Deadline: rolling
Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers – Deadline: rolling
Tutti Creative Space: cheap rehearsal space – Deadline: not applicable
Newsthump looking for spoof news writers (paid) – Deadline: ongoing
Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various
Live events and in person workshops:
Bush Theatre Masterclasses – Dates: various (available both in person and online)
BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various