Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 March 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: 2016 Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards

This week in our advice column: Pursued By A Bear:  “Playwrights make no money, should I do something else?”

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

Spring Workshops with London Playwrights’ Blog

Intensive workshop: Finding Inspiration and Developing your Idea – 5 March 2016

Intensive workshop: Creating Engaging Characters – 17 March 2016

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 61 playwriting competitions with March deadlines



Barrel Organ seeking scratch submissions for ‘LIVE’ at Camden People’s Theatre – Deadline: 4 March 2016

Kevin Spacey Foundation open to 2016 applications for £10,000 Artists of Choice programme – Deadline: 4 March 2016

Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2016 – Deadline: 5 March 2016

TheatreCentre seeking writers for PSHE teaching pilot (paid) – Deadline: 7 March 2016

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

Sedos seeking 10 minute scripts for production in London & Edinburgh (£5 entry fee) – Deadline: 11 March 2016

Moonlit Wings Playwriting Contest 2016 for writing for young people (Washington, DC) – Deadline: 14 March 2016

Guiding Lights 2016 accepting applications for mentorship in the film industry – Deadline: 14 March 2016

Falling Pennies seeking scripts to scratch for ‘On The Night’ – Deadline: 14 March 2016

IdeasTap Innovators Fund – now open through Hiive – Deadline: 18 March 2016

About Love’ Festival of short plays call for submissions (Canada $10 entry fee/ $150 prize – Deadline: 20 March 2016

Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for British Theatre Challenge (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2016

Front Row Theatre Company looking for scripts – Deadline: 31 March 2016

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

The Production Exchange seeking play submissions for development – Deadline: 31 March 2016  FESTIVAL CANCELLED

2016 Papatango Prize Opens – with extra £6000 award! – Deadline: 31 March 2016

University of Wolverhampton accepting proposals for POP Drama – Deadline: 31 March 2016

2016 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 31 March 2016

BBC/ The Northern Film School seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 1 April 2016

BBC Scriptroom 11 call out for Comedy submissions – Deadline: 4 April 2016

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Spring 2016 – Deadline: 11 April 2016

Frost burg State University One-Act Playwriting Competition (Maryland, $20 fee, $750 prize) – Deadline: 11 April 2016

Chesil Theatre’s 10×10 Playwriting Competition seeking 10 minute plays inspired by the life of David Bowie – Deadline: 22 April 2016

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries – Deadline: 30 May 2016

ShowBiz Shorts Playwriting Contest (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 30 May 2016

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

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

Events and workshops: 


London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Finding Inspiration and Developing your Idea – 5 March 2016

Telling Stories playwriting workshop with Rob Drummer and Theatre Renegade (£30) – 7 March from 6-9pm

Playwriting Workshop with Papercut Theatre – 13 March 2016

National Theatre Course: developing your play with Jemma Kennedy (£450 bursaries available) – Every Wednesday from 16 March until 19 May 2016, 10am – 1pm

London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Creating Engaging Characters – 17 March 2016

BBC Comedy Workshop (Glasgow) – 20 March 2016 1pm – 2.30pm

Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July

Ongoing submissions:

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)

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

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