Archive for April 4th, 2012


Wales Drama Award – Open Now

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012

Welsh Drama Award - a big and prestigious prize

The first writer’s award in Wales for a drama in any medium is looking for bold, original writers who want to write for two of the most dynamic companies. BBC Cymru Wales TV Drama, BBC writersroom and National Theatre Wales are working in partnership on this prestigious award, looking to celebrate writing talent working in Wales.

Writers are at the heart of all great drama. Launched to tie in with the opening of the BBC Roath Lock Drama studios this is a celebration of writers in the region and an open call to Welsh talent, emerging and established.

The winner of the Wales Drama Award will receive £10,000 with two runners-up receiving £1000 each. All award winners will be given an opportunity to develop their script / ideas with either BBC Cymru Wales TV Drama or National Theatre Wales.

The competition is open to any writer residing in Wales. The organisers want to encourage writers who feel passionate about the stories they want to tell, and who have something to offer audiences across the length and breadth of Wales and the wider UK.

Writers must submit a full length script in any medium, minimum length 30 minutes, to BBC writersroom ( by July 16th 2012, that is unperformed or unproduced and in the English language.


Winners of Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards Announced

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012

Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Visual Arts have announced that Ed Atkins and Naheed Raza have been chosen to receive commissions of £20,000 each in the next phase of the new Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards. Chosen from four shortlisted artists, both will now work with Film and Video Umbrella on major new moving image projects, which will premiere at Jerwood Visual Arts, London in 2013, before opening in Glasgow at CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art).

This significant new opportunity for moving image artists has so far supported four of the most exciting new talents to emerge on the contemporary art scene, providing each with a development fund and exhibition opportunity. Those shortlisted artists -Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza and Corin Sworn – were selected by a panel of judges from a nominated long-list of more than 50 proposals from across the UK. Each artist was awarded a bursary of £4,000 to develop pre-production proposals which are currently on show in the group exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows at JVA at Jerwood Space, London, until 22 April 2012.