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The Chirp: Jan./ Feb. Submission Opportunities

Playwrights’ Corner
People around a table discussing plays

NYFA Artists' Fellowships

Deadline: January 28th

Artists' Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

NYFA's Artists' Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

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James Tait Black Prize

Deadline: February 12th

​The drama prize is awarded annually for the best original new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic and performed by a professional company in the previous year. Judges will award the accolade to a play which displays an original voice in theatre and one that they feel has made a significant and unique contribution to the art form.

The winner of the £10,000 annual award will be announced in August, and extracts of the shortlisted plays will be performed as a reading at The Traverse Theatre during the August festivals in Edinburgh.

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HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP)

Deadline: February 3rd

HERE commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. As part of the HERE community of artists and audiences, our 15 resident artists show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full–scale productions. Through our residency programs, HERE seeks to not only grow innovative artistic work, but also give artists the awareness and skills—in areas such as audience relations, budgeting, grantwriting, and touring—they need to continue to grow their careers.

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Headwaters New Play Festival

Deadline: February 28th

​A week-long workshop where two or more selected plays will be developed with a team of professional theater artists and receive public readings. CRT provides travel, housing, and a food stipend for the playwrights. Plays read at the festival will be considered for a full production in an upcoming CRT season.

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The Likhachev Foundation

Deadline: February 1st

The Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from foreign countries who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible. Working languages of the program are English and Russian.

Ten two-week fellowships will be organized from May 9 until May 22, 2016 in St. Petersburg (Russia)

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Something Marvelous

Deadline: February 1st

Something Marvelous invites you to submit your work for our 2016 festival season!  We seek one acts (of at least 45 mins. length) and full-length plays, and we will select 2 - 3 works to be developed in a series of workshops with actors, a director, and our staff, culminating in a public staged reading.

Selected new plays must 1. Take place in our expected human reality, and 2. Introduce an extra-real or magical element that the characters accept as part of their world.  We give preference to plays that use magical realism to communicate a specific cultural experience; we seek diversity in points-of-view to represent a variety of perspectives based on gender, race, age, sexual orientation, subject matter, etc.

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