The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting team passionately believe in supporting playwrights to develop their work and take advantage of the opportunities that are out there for anyone interested in playwriting. While our main focus has recently been on the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, we want this website to be a wider resource to anyone interested in playwriting. On this page, we will be announcing any opportunities that are open to playwrights in the UK.

While we will be scouring the web and our contacts to bring you news of opportunities, we also need your help, so if you are looking to work with playwrights or you hear of any opportunities or know of companies looking for scripts, please let us know! You can leave details in the form below or email us at bruntwood.prize@royalexchange.co.uk

There are opportunities out there so let’s support each other to open them up to playwrights! We look forward to hearing from you!

  • IdeasTap £30,000 Bursaries for Sky Academy Arts Scholarships

    IdeasTap are offering five £30,000 bursaries for emerging artists aged 18-30 through Sky Academy Arts Scholarships. Sky Academy Arts Scholarships are open to artists aged 18-30 and are designed to help emerging talent from a range of disciplines to develop their work and take their careers to the next level.…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Free Artist Development Workshops for LGBTQ Performance

    Do you have an idea for a performance that might work at a future Mother’s Ruin event? Perhaps you have a work in progress that you feel could do with an outside eye? If so, Mother can help! We are planning a number of free Artist Development Workshop days in…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Opportunity for Writers – IBT15 Bristol International Festival

    How can art create change? Why do live encounters matter? If these ideas intrigue you, become a Festival Writer for IBT15. We’re interested in distinctive, interesting voices who can respond to the festival theme of Storm and add to the debate. 8 selected writers will receive tickets to IBT15 shows…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (2)
  • Producer Gathering 2015 – a 2 day event for performing arts producers

    The Empty Space and Dance City are delighted to invite you to Producer Gathering 2015 A two-day event: Thursday 8th January 2.30pm to 9pm and Friday 9th January 9am to 3.15pm  Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne. As part of This Way Up, The Empty Space has teamed up with Dance…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Calling theatre artists from across Europe: applications are now open for… BE FESTIVAL 2015

    The UK’s home for international performance 22-28 June 2015 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK BE FESTIVAL call for artists has now officially opened, so if you are a European theatre-maker with an exciting idea that could cross national and theatrical borders, don’t hesitate to apply! Deadline for applications: 9 January 2015…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • 24:7 Call for Scripts 2015

    24:7 is on the lookout for exciting, challenging and innovative scripts; scripts that really push writers to explore their imagination to the max, and in doing so keep audiences – of all ages – shocked, provoked, astounded, amused and always entertained. ‘This year, there are no ‘rules’. If we get…

    Dec 12. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • 8 Funding Opportunities from the Arts Council

    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 1. Artists’ International Development Programme, ACE Deadline: 16 January 2015 The Artists’ international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England. The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists based in England to spend time…

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  • £30,000 bursary for theatre-makers aged 18-30

    Apply by 26 February 2015 Sky Academy invites IdeasTap members to apply for one of five £30,000 Arts Scholarships (€38,000). These life-changing bursaries, which include a programme of expert mentoring, allow each scholar to focus exclusively on their creative practice for an entire year. Get ready to give up that…

    Nov 26. 2014 | Comments (0)

    Are you a Black British writer in theatre, TV, film or radio? Have you had at least two scripts produced in any of these formats? Are you based in the UK? If your answers to these questions are yes, Eclipse Theatre Company wants YOU to be a part of a…

    Nov 25. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Free nationwide playwriting workshops with HighTide

    Apply by 26 November Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. As part of the Arts Council England-funded IdeasTap Inspires programme, we’ve teamed up with our friends HighTide Festival Theatre to offer 300 IdeasTap members the chance to attend a free two-hour playwriting workshop. This…

    Nov 10. 2014 | Comments (0)
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