Project 2036 at the Bush Open to BAMER playwrights

The Bush is hosting three BAMER artists annually 2017-2019 with the aim of giving them an insight into the operations of a leading new-writing theatre and develop their skills as artists and theatre makers. Each year the Bush will select an emerging playwright, director and producer as a bursary recipient.

The selected creatives will receive a £7,500 bursary with the following additional funding available for each recipient:
£1,500 travel/ maintenance relocation expenses
£1,000 for research materials (including tickets to see a number of non-Bush productions, training and development costs)
The total bursary available to each recipient will be £10,000



Shortlisting will be completed by a team of staff including the Bush Associate Dramaturg (focusing on playwrights), Associate Director (focusing on directors) and Producer (focusing on producers).

Five candidates for each discipline will be selected to attend an interview with a panel consisting of Madani Younis (Artistic Director) and one of the above. Candidates will be chosen based on their genuine interest in new writing, their potential as assessed in the interview and from the strength of their portfolio. The Bush will also seek to place three creatives each year who can learn from one another and form a successful creative relationship during the course of their time working together at the Bush.

They  welcome applications for each of the positions from individuals, or for all three positions as a group application.

The Bush Theatre welcomes application from artists and creatives based outside of London but due to the nature of the bursary placements requires presence in London for the attendance of meetings and activity on a weekly basis and for consecutive days in certain periods, and applicants should be aware of this.



12 noon 16 July

First round interviews: 24 July

Second round interviews 2 August


For more information on the process and to apply please go to

Published on:
26 Jun 2018


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