Pentabus accepting submissions for Writer in Residence (Ludlow/ £10K Bursary)

As a recipient of the Channel Four Writer in Residence Bursary for three years in a row Pentabus are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity to support a Writer In Residence Bursary for the next two years. The Bursary will support a professional artist in the early stage of their career, providing the opportunity for the recipient to spend up to a year at their base in Bromfield, South Shropshire

The Bursary

A writer will be given a bursary of £10,000 to support them for 12 months. You will need to commit to living in Ludlow for at least 6 months of this time. Any additional work you do for Pentabus outside of the Bursary requirements will be recompensed at ITC rates. You will be required to submit two reports to Pentabus for the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, who are the generous supporters of the Writer In Residence Bursary. The bursary is designed to cover living costs in order to allow the Writer In Residence to focus on their work.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

They are looking for committed, enthusiastic and exceptionally talented writers and theatre makers in the early stages of their career. You MUST have a passion for theatre and a strong interest in the wider theatre industry.

You may have a relevent degree in Literature, Creative Writing, Theatre Studies, or commensurate experience in professional theatre. Ideally,  applicants would either have an agent, or have completed an Emerging Writers’ or Artists’ programme (ie Orange Tree Writers Collective, REP Foundry, Royal Exchange Young Company, MAKE etc) or to have had a production of their work professionally produced, either in a Fringe, Rural Touring or Studio theatre setting

The Bursary is committed to nurturing and developing the best rural talent, and you may have none of the above experience. People who have genuinely come from a rural background, who do not have the above qualifications or experience, but have an important story to tell can also apply.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

How to apply: visit the Pentabus Rural Theatre Company website.

Shortlisted writers will be informed by the end of April. They will meet with potential candidates in early May with a view to making a decision by 24 May 2018.

Deadline:  9 March 2018 at 5pm.

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