Jerwood Foundation Writer in Residence @ Pentabus!

The Bursary supports a professional playwright in the early stage of their career, giving the recipient the opportunity to spend up to a year at our base in Ludlow in South Shropshire. During their time with Pentabus, the recipient will write at least one new full length play or piece of theatre.

The £12,000 Bursary is generously supported for the fist time by the Jerwood Foundation. It is intended to cover the recipient’s living costs while they are resident at Pentabus for at least six months of their year-long bursary. The Writer in Residence will be the working artist at the core of the company, with their own dedicated studio at Pentabus HQ. They will write at least one full length play while they are with us, supported dramaturgically by the Artistic Director. They will take part in all our day to day activity from Artistic Planning meetings to meeting rural communities and audiences. They will work with our Audiences and Engagement Manager to plan and deliver our Young Company and Young Writers’ workshops.

For more information and how to apply, please download our information pack below..

If you need additional technical or other accessibility support in applying for this bursary, or you need the information in a format that best suits your needs, please email

To apply please fill out the application form by clicking the link below. 

Applications close on Monday 22 July 2024, 9am. 

Shortlist Interviews 1 – Online week of 7 November 2024

Shortlist Interviews 2 – In Person at Pentabus week of 14 November 2024

The Jerwood Writer in Residence is to begin their residency from December 2024.

To find out more and apply: JF Writer in Residence Applications | Pentabus


Published on:
7 Jun 2024


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