RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS
INFO: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts (including Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction/Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir, Nonfiction/Current Issues, Playwriting or Screenwriting, and other topics).
To be considered for a fellowship in fiction or nonfiction, applicants must have any of the following: one or more published books, contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript, or at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published. Evidence of publication in print format within the last five years is highly desirable; Web site publications are not acceptable as the only form of previously published work. Applicants should note that reviewers take into account evidence of a distinctive, original voice, richness or dimensionality of text, and coherence in the project plan. Professionals interested in writing about their work experiences should apply in the category of nonfiction. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.
STIPEND: Up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. They work with fellows with families who have particular issues connected to relocating to smooth the transition. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution. Please note that they can only pay stipends to home institutions if they are US based. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2018 through May 31, 2019.
Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, they expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.
Applicants will be notified by e-mail in March of the results.
DEADLINE: September 14, 2017
THE BALL GRANT
The Playwriting Collective
INFO: The Ball Grant is expressly designed for a writer who identifies as living in or emerging from a lower economic status.
DEADLINE: September 14, 2017
INFO: The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.
The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
RED DRAGONFLY NEW WRITING COMPETITION
Red Dragonfly Productions
INFO: Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist To The Mill are running a New Writing Festival and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing and sharing their contemporary and traditional stories.
They are not only looking for established writers but potential writers of any ability or experience, their in house dramaturge, Ross Ericson, will support you throughout your script development.
After they have reviewed submissions, they will be inviting up to ten successful applicants to a free one day workshop – travel will be provided* – and from that workshop three applicants will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in our festival. (*depending on applicants’ bases.)
If you want to be considered in the first instance please submit your story/idea. They will only accept submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful participants will be invited to the workshop by the 16th October 2016 that will take place by the end of that month, at a place and time yet to be confirmed. The performances are scheduled to take place in February of 2017. Red Dragonfly New Writing Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
PRIZE: £1000 fee paid to each writer whose play is performed at the festival.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
THE CULTURAL DIASPORA AFRICAN-AMERICAN & AFRICAN PLAYWRIGHTS CREATIVE RESIDENCY
The Carmargo Foundation
INFO: The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights.
Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United States and Africa, will be hosted at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
In recognition of the various ways in which theatre is created, an expanded version of "playwrights" will be used for this program. Please see page 6 for further explanation.
The program is designed to offer participants time and space to:
• Research, experiment & create: applicants may apply either with a specific project or a specific area of inquiry on which they would like to work during the residency. An area of inquiry should be specific and represent exploration and investigation in the resident’s field. The Camargo Foundation welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works and long-term research projects;
• Exchange & network: during the residency, discussions are held regularly to foster exchanges between the selected artists. In addition, the Camargo Foundation’s staff provides formal and informal links with local professionals to develop possible creative collaborations between the selected artists and the region of the Marseille-Provence area. The selected artists will also attend performances with other cultural organizations and artists in the MarseilleProvence area.
DURATION: The program will take place from May 28 to June 25, 2018.
STIPEND: Each of the eight participants will receive plane fare, local transport to and from the home airport and Camargo, and both a stipend of $1,000 US and an honorarium of $1,000 US (making a total of $2,000 US per playwright/text creator) to participate.
ACCOMODATION: Each artist will be provided a furnished apartment. The apartments are intended as the workspace for writing and electronic media. Additional workspace at Camargo may also be available, such as the library, or the painting studio and rehearsal space with a piano. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals.
ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS: Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival and enrolled in and attending school or organized activities outside the Camargo Foundation campus, during the week.
DEADLINE: October 19, 2017
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Classical Theatre of Harlem
INFO: Playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created.
Submit your work to Ms. Shawn René Graham, Literary Director at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
- Plays/Excerpts may not have been previously produced.
- Playwrights may submit up to fifteen (15) pages only.
- Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
- Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.
- critical topics that are at the heart of society.