Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 December 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 grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Red Planet Prize 2016

(Please also check out the latest in our advice column  Pursued By a Bear: How Do I Find My Dream Writing Partnership?)

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 50 Playwriting Competitions with December Deadlines – Deadline: Various

‘The Lumen’ Journal Call For Submissions: Summer 2016 – Deadline: 4 December 2015

Applications open for 2016 Jessie Kesson Fellowship –  Deadline: 4 December 2015

Just Some Theatre seeking new writers for script development – Deadline: 5 December 2015

The Scenic Route offering ‘New Routes’ course for theatremakers age 18-25 – Deadline: 5 December 2015

Theatre N16 seeking submissions for DRAFT – Deadline: 6 December 2015

The Scenic Route Offering ‘New Routes’ Course for Theatre Makers 18-25 – Deadline: 7 December 2015

National Student Short Story Competition Open for Submissions – Deadline: 7 December 2015

University of Wolverhampton Seeking Songs Written by Females for Student Performance – Deadline (None Posted but programme will be finalised on 11 December 2015)

Bath Spa University seeking theatre and film scripts for theatreLab – Deadline: 15 December 2015

Steyning Festival seeking unperformed plays of up to 40 minutes (South East Writers only, incl. London) – Deadline: 20 December 2015

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays on the theme of ‘education’ Deadline: 20 December 2015

Sky or the Bird Present RAW – Calling All Artists Who Deal With Words – Deadline: 27 December 2015

Hampstead Theatre submissions window now open for plays – Deadline: 31 December 2015

Jameson First Shot Short Film Competition starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (for Writer/Directors) – Deadline: 4 January 2016

BBC Birmingham and The REP – Birmingham Writer in Residence – Deadline: 4 January 2016

Director seeking short plays on anti-fascist themes to direct for screen – Deadline: 5 January 2016

The Roundhouse Online Film Fund Open for Submissions (18-25 year olds) – Deadline 6 January 2016

The 2016 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers – Deadline: 11 January 2016

Red Womens’ Theatre Awards Accepting Submissions of One-act Plays on Theme of Resistance – Deadline: 17 January 2015

CCBC Anim8 – Animation Pilot Scheme Open for Submissions – Deadline: 22 January 2016

Red Planet Prize 2016 – Launched! – Deadline: 22 January 2016 (Submissions open on 4 January 2016) –

 Brockley Jack accepting submissions for Write Now 7 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

Drip Action Theatre Company seeking submissions for 2016 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (paid) – Deadline: 31 January 2016

‘Writing Places’ Writer in Residence at Greenway – Deadline: 31 January 2016

First Break Writing Competition at the Oldham Coliseum – Deadline: 22 February 2016

Theatre503 Playwriting Award returning in 2016 –  Deadline: 29 February 2016

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships – Theatre & Comedy (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 10 March 2016

Blue Skies Workshops for writers from Sky or the Bird – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Events and workshops: 

Theatre503 Writer’s Night/ Christmas Party – 14 December 2015

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London Launch New Competition Series for Students – Launch event 16 December 2015

Free Online Screenwriting Course with University of East Anglia, Creative Skillset and Future Learn – Starts on 29 February 2016

Ongoing submissions:

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)

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

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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