Wales Writer in Residence
Wales Writer in Residence | National Theatre Wales | BBC Cymru Wales | BBC Writersroom Wales | Deadline: 3rd June 2019 at 11am
Applications are now open for the inaugural Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales.
New and established writers are invited to apply for this prestigious new scheme, aimed at furthering a writer’s career across a portfolio of media and which includes a guaranteed broadcast credit.
The winning writer will be awarded a total bursary of £12,000 to cover their year-long placement as Wales Writer in Residence. Over the 12 months they’re in post they’ll be offered two consecutive residencies; an initial 6 months with BBC Cymru Wales including working with BBC Studios, followed by 6 months with NTW gaining bespoke mentoring and training, and access to expertise and contacts. In addition their winning script will be commissioned, developed and produced for BBC Radio 4 and/or BBC Sounds.
Keeping Faith writer Matthew Hall will be a guest judge.
This opportunity is open to writers who can represent the culture of Wales with authenticity (for example they may be from, or have lived or worked in Wales). The scheme will be run by BBC Writersroom Wales.To enter writers must submit a complete original English language audio script that is at least 30 minutes/pages in length and no longer than 50 pages. Your script must be saved as a pdf file.
The deadline for entries is Monday 3rd June 2019 at 11am
We are running events in Aberystwyth (28th February) & Carmarthen (14th March) for writers, aspiring writers or anyone keen to find out more about the Wales Writer in Residence.
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Read these scripts from the BBC TV Drama archive.
Read this script from the BBC Drama archive.