IASH/Traverse Playwriting Fellowship AND IASH/Traverse Digital Fellowship

Applications are now open to playwrights and theatre makers for next year’s IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowships. In 2021 they will be providing two creative fellowships, commissioning and supporting two writers to produce work that speaks to the Traverse Theatre and IASH’s interests in urgent stories that speak to our lives now and into the future.

 

IASH/Traverse Playwriting Fellowship

A part-time 6-month writing Fellowship to take place from August 2021 onwards.

  • This Fellowship is open to writers with an idea or story for an ambitious and entertaining new play that speaks to the urgent issues impacting on our lives now and into the future.
  • This Fellowship will be spread across a 6- to 7-month period, giving the writer the time, space and support needed to research and write the play whilst working around other commitments.
  • Each Fellowship will be tailored to the writers needs and availability but it is expected that the writer can work at the University on a regular basis – such as two days a week, or one week per month for example.
  • The recipient will enjoy a private office at the University, as well as access to the university library and the Institute’s many other resources, including joining the community of other Fellows working at IASH during this time.
  • The recipient will receive dramaturgical support from the Traverse Literary Department, with the expectation being that up to two drafts be completed during their residency, with another draft due at some point after the residency finishes (exact timelines to be tailored to needs of the project and Traverse Theatre).
  • The Fellow will be expected to contribute to IASH and Traverse Theatre events as mutually beneficial, giving at least one work-in-progress seminar and/or reading of the work to an invited audience.

The stipend for this fellowship will be £10,000.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020

Interviews will be held via Zoom in the week commending 18 January 2021.

https://www.traverse.co.uk/jobs/iash-traverse-playwriting-fellowship

 

IASH/Traverse Digital Fellowship

A full-time 3-month writing Fellowship focusing on new work for digital platforms to take place between May – July 2021.

  • This Fellowship is open to writers with an idea or story suitable for digital platforms. That could be a Virtual Reality storytelling piece, a theatrical film, a binaural audio play or something entirely different.
  • We’re interested in how technology and new forms of theatre can be brought together to produce innovative ways for audiences to experience stories.
  • For this Fellowship, the writer will be invited to live in Edinburgh full-time for three months (or they must already be based in a commutable location), working in residence at the University of Edinburgh to produce a first draft text by the end (or soon after) of that period.
  • The recipient will enjoy a private office at the University, as well as access to the university library and the Institute’s many other resources, including joining the community of other Fellows working at IASH during this time.
  • The playwright will receive dramaturgical support from the Traverse Literary Department, and while each Fellowship will be tailored towards the writers / projects individual needs, it would be our ambition to work towards a work-in-progress sharing of the work in 2021 as part of the piece’s ongoing development.
  • The stipend for this fellowship will be £10,000 inclusive of an accommodation allowance.
  • In addition to this the University of Edinburgh may be able to provide international travel bursaries, and can help support visa applications for writers based overseas.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020

Interviews will be held via Zoom in the week commending 14 December 2020.

Published on:
3 Nov 2020

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