Disabled Playwright Support Programme- Supported by Birds of Paradise Theatre Company & Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland

A career in the arts is not straightforward for anyone: we recognise, though, that disabled artists face an increased number of barriers, from starting out to working professionally. Created in partnership with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company (BOP), this programme offers a disabled playwright bespoke support, providing artistic development, financial support, skills sessions, and opportunities to widen their creative community.

The Disabled Playwright Support Programme is a professional development opportunity for a disabled* playwright living in Scotland, with a commitment to writing for theatre.

Financial support of £2,000 is available. This is roughly equivalent to 13 contact days with Playwrights’ Studio and BOP and will be paid in three instalments, with the last after the final project debrief.

This award is open to anyone who identifies as disabled and meets the criteria for applying to the programme.

To be eligible to apply for the Disabled Playwright Support Programme, you should:

  • Have some experience of creative writing
  • Have a specific idea you want to develop into a full-length play
  • Be able to commit to an eight-month intense programme

You should also be:

  • Be resident in Scotland or from Scotland and living elsewhere
  • Available for the Playwright Induction Day on Friday 14 January 2022

Unfortunately, they are unable to accept applications from playwrights who:

  • Are in full-time formal education (i.e. 16 hours or more per week).
  • Have received support from Playwrights’ Studio in the previous 18 months (this doesn’t include attending workshops or groups).



1pm, Thursday 22nd December 2022.



Published on:
5 Dec 2022
Opportunity deadline:
22 Dec 2022


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