Scottish playwrights: bursaries open for applications

Wednesday, 2 November, 2011

Awards deadline is 19 December 2011

Now in its third year, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is delighted to open application for the New Writers’ Awards for Playwrights. In association with Creative Scotland, these bursaries will provide two emerging playwrights with financial support, as well as professional mentoring to further their playwriting career.

Previous recipients are Johnny Austin, Lesley Hart, Kenny McKenna, Stef Smith, and Julia Taudevin.

Each playwright selected will receive: a £1,500 cash bursary, 3 mentoring sessions to help them move their work forward, opportunities to develop their contacts, networks and peer support and invitations to attend theatre events and discussion meetings with other new playwrights in mentoring with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.

Applications are open to playwrights who have had no more than one professional production of their work. Applicants must be based in Scotland. Students in full time formal education are not eligible.

Please send a single Microsoft Word or PDF document that includes:a covering letter stating how this award would benefit your progress as a playwright, a description of an idea for a script that you would like to focus on (up to one page), two ten page samples of your writing (script extracts where possible), a CV detailing your writing experience to date.

Please send your application via email to info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk

The deadline is Monday 19th December 2011

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