The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Writing Fellowships open for applications (£10k bursary)

The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Television production company have created three new Fellowships for writers already establishing a career. The fellowships will offer three writers a £10,000 bursary to support themselves in order to focus purely on their writing for six months.

The Royal Court and Kudos are specifically looking for writers who perceive that there are barriers to getting their work developed and produced in theatre and television because of class, disability, education, ethnicity, gender identity, geography or any other barrier.

The three £10,000 bursaries (with additional travel and accommodation expenses covered) will support writers for a period of six months from January 2019. During this time, they will be able to take part in and challenge the work of the Royal Court and Kudos. There will also be opportunities to see productions, meet theatre and television writers who have significantly contributed to both forms and have ongoing artistic conversations with staff at the Royal Court and Kudos.

How to apply: writers apply by sending an application form downloaded from this page along with an attached play script (60 pages minimum) to

They can also accept posted applications and writers can contact the Literary Department directly if this application process is itself a barrier.

Who can apply: this opportunity is for writers who are resident in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Full details of the opportunity and the application process can be found here. 

Deadline: 16 November 2018

Source: direct contact


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