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How to Apply

Am I eligible

  • You have an active interest in creating work for the stage
  • You are an experienced mid-career or established professional writer
  • Your work has been professionally critiqued or reviewed
  • Your main residence is in Scotland
  • You are available for interview w.c. 19 February 2018

For non-playwrights, some experience of involvement in a theatre production or its development would be helpful in order to take full advantage of this Fellowship.

Specific art form eligibility criteria for writers

Theatre: playwrights

  • You will have been commissioned formally by a professional organisation using a contract recognised by the Federation of Scottish Theatre/Scottish Society of Playwrights, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain or other equivalent body. 
  • You have had at least one full-length play (60 minutes or longer in playing time) performed, in a full production, by a professional company, using formally contracted personnel, for more than six performances.

Literature: fiction writers and poets

Traditionally published writers (including poets)

  • You have a track record of publication. This may be at least one full length professionally published novel, collection of short stories or poetry collection.  This will be:
    - Published, marketed and sold to a reputable standard (e.g. widely available in bookshops in Scotland)

Performance poets

  • You can demonstrate a regular record of professional performance over a period of at least two years
  • Your experience of professional performing should include:
    - some featured sets of at least 15-20 minutes
    - sets that have been performed at a variety of events e.g. several different literary nights or festivals, run by different programmers
    - events that have been programmed and promoted to a reputable standard

Music: librettists and lyricists/songwriters

Librettists

  • You have been formally commissioned to write at least one libretto for an opera which has been performed, in a full production, by a professional company, using formally contracted personnel.

Lyricists/songwriters

  • You have at least three commercially exploited works.  This is a work that has been performed live, has received media coverage or radio play, and/or has been released via commercial channels.
  • For those without evidence of commercially exploited works, we will ask you to name at least 5 credited works registered with PRS for Music.

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

Playwrights' Studio believes in the importance of diversity and aims to work actively with artists from a range of different backgrounds.

As they are currently under-represented, we strive to increase applications and representation within our Programmes from playwrights:

  • writing in Gaelic or Scots
  • based outside the central belt of Scotland
  • from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • with disabilities


How will the selection process work?

A panel that includes representatives from Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Creative Scotland will select the writers to be subsequently interviewed for the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship.

Only one Fellowship is available. In selecting which playwright to support we will consider, how:

  • Original and ambitious your idea is, and why it is suited to the Fellowship
  • The Fellowship will allow you to try something you wouldn't otherwise be able to
  • It will contribute to the development of your writing
  • It will meet your creative ambitions


How do I apply?

To streamline the application process, we use the submissions management system Submittable.

If you have any difficulties using Submittable, please get in touch with us on 0141 332 4403 or at info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk.

If you are unable to use Submittable, you can post your application to:

Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.

If applying by post you will need to include an Equalities Monitoring Form.

You will need to provide:

  • Contact details (including name, address and mobile number)
  • A current CV which addresses the areas in the eligibility criteria above
  • A supporting statement explaining:
    - Your idea for development through Epic, and why it is suited to the Fellowship
    - The Fellowship will allow you to try something you wouldn't otherwise be able to
    - It will contribute to the development of your writing
    - It will meet your creative ambitions
  • Details of any communications or access requirements you might have or support you might need

On receipt, you will receive an email confirming the submission of your application.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 30 January 2018

Interviews will be held w.c. 19 February 2018

Decisions will be made w.c. 26 February 2018

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