The BBC Comedy Collective is a supercharged bursary scheme offering 10 places to up-and-coming writers, producers, editors and directors who’d like to develop their careers in scripted comedy.
Applications open on 11th January to join the second cohort of the BBC Comedy Collective. The BBC Comedy Collective is a commitment to nurture the next generation of comedy talent, with previous BBC comedy bursary winners going on to make BAFTA award-winning TV series, land script commissions, secure agents and produce radio shows.
The bursary offers 10 places to the next generation of comedy writers, producers and directors who would like to develop their careers in scripted comedy, and this year will also be inviting editors to be part of the Collective.
In addition to the Comedy Collective, BBC Comedy have reopened their Comedy Grants scheme for a 2nd year. Applications for the £5k grants open on Thursday 11th January and are an opportunity for small companies, organisations and communities from across the UK who want to support growth, outreach and inclusion activity with comedy. The grants were awarded to ten projects last year supporting working class voices, writers with disabilities, young people and LGBTQI+ voices.
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Source: BBC Writers