Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 October 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: RSL Brookleaze Grants for Writers

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: My Fringe Show Failed, What next? 

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop:

Autumn 2016 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Making an Impact in your Opening Scene– Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A day-long introduction – Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Opportunities with deadlines:


Pub Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions from Emerging Theatre Makers – Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016

Adapt to Film, a new training programme for professional writers – Deadline 28 October 2016, early bird OR 6 November 2016

Chelsea Young Writers seeking teaching assistants/ facilitators– Deadline: 28 October 2016

Penguin Random House launch WriteNow for new writers– Deadline: 28 October 2016

Talawa script submission window open (Black writers in the UK) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

BFI Bursaries available for The Screen Arts Institute – Deadline: 4 November 2016

RSL Brookleaze Grants for writers – Deadline: 7 November 2016

BBC New Directors’ Scheme – Doctors – Deadline: 14 November 2016

Channel 4/ Touchpaper 4Stories Scheme for writers – Deadline: 14 November 2016

Thumb Stopping Moments: Totally Money Short Film Competition (prize fund of £10K) – Deadline: 11 November 2016

Octagon Theatre Bolton Top Five Festival – accepting submissions – Deadline: 30 November 2016

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

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

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Shakespeare Shorts Competition– Deadline: 31 December 2016

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

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

Events and workshops: 

Outside the Frame – Writing Workshops– Deadline: none, but workshops start in October 2016

Applications open to join the Jack Writers’ Workshop – Deadline for applications 8 October (starts 31 October)

Applications open to join the Writers Club of Directors Cut (£70/term) – Starts early October 2016




Playwriting course with Jennifer Farmer at the Bishopsgate Institute – Starts 31 October 2016

TV DRAMA: Script Editing & Development with Philip Shelley, Cardiff (HETV Levy Fund): Starts 1 November 2016

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene – Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

The Writers Lab of Homeland Theatre: Workshop with Vertebra Theatre – 5,6 November 2016

In Conversation with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom – free event – 9 November 2016

LPB Workshop:  Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A Daylong Introduction –  Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – deadline: none posted/ various

Ongoing submissions:

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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