Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2018 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer.
The Kevin Elyot Award is an annual award of £3,000 given to support a writer-in-residence at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. It is made in memory of Kevin Elyot (1951-2014) and the influence he has had on writing and the Arts. It is hoped that the award will enable a writer to be inspired by his work and help them develop their own practice. The Kevin Elyot Archive is held at the Theatre Collection, and comprises scripts, correspondence, manuscript and publicity material detailing Elyot’s working process from initial idea to finished product. The award has been generously funded by an endowment given to the University by members of Kevin’s family.
The award will support a promising writer, practitioner or scholar to begin the process of creating a new written work. The award holder will use the Kevin Elyot Archive as well as other holdings within the Theatre Collection to inspire a new dramatic work or other creative or academic outcome.
The £3,000 award covers a stipend towards living expenses during the residency, any materials, and other costs including basic dissemination activities. The residency in the Theatre Collection (for a period of up to 4 weeks, either consecutive or split) is to start the writing process – it could be the beginning of a substantial undertaking or the opportunity to complete a shorter piece in the given timeframe. However, it is expected that the new work resulting from the award will be publicly disseminated within a reasonable timescale (preferably within 18 months) following the completion of the award. In addition, the Theatre Collection staff will help support the award holder with the archival research process and the Department of Theatre will help with guidance and opportunities for dissemination. Dissemination activities supported may include the use of the Wickham or White Theatres or events at the Theatre Collection.
5.00pm on Friday, 20 April 2018.
For more information including how to apply please go to http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/theatrecollection/documents/projects/KevinElyotAwardDetailsforApplicants.pdf