Deadline: April 20, 2022
Opportunity from: University of Bristol Theatre Collection
The Kevin Elyot Award is an annual award of £3,000 given to support a writer-in-residence at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. It is made in memory of Kevin Elyot (1951- 2014) and the influence he has had on writing and the Arts. It is hoped that the award will enable a writer to be inspired by his work, which is now held at the Theatre Collection, and help them develop their own practice. The award has been generously funded by an endowment given to the University by members of Kevin’s family.
The award will support a promising writer, creative practitioner or scholar to begin the process of creating a new written work. The award holder will use the Kevin Elyot Archive to inspire a new dramatic work or other creative or academic outcome.
The £3,000 award covers a stipend towards living expenses during the residency, any materials, and other costs including basic dissemination activities. The residency in the Theatre Collection is flexible, and could be undertaken in blocks of weeks or spread over a number of months and is to be used to start the writing process.
It could be the beginning of a substantial undertaking or the opportunity to complete a shorter piece in the given timeframe. However, it is expected that the new work resulting from the award will be publicly disseminated within a reasonable timescale (preferably within 18 months) following the completion of the award.
In addition, the Theatre Collection staff will help support the award holder with the archival research process, and additional support may be offered on writing by a professional writer. Dissemination activities may be supported with the use of space and facilities at the Theatre Collection.
The Application process
Applications are open to all writers (over 18) who wish to apply for a residency in the Theatre Collection. The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 20th April and applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2022.
Applicants should submit the following documents, in this order:
A written proposal – including how and why you would like to respond to the archive, a very rough idea of the work you would like to produce, and its eventual form e.g. performed, published or otherwise exhibited (1,000 words maximum)
A brief CV (2 pages max) and an example or extract of writing of up to 1,000 words
A brief project plan giving a rough breakdown of budget, proposed timescale and dissemination plan explaining what you aspire to in terms of the outcomes resultingfrom your residency (1 page max)
Please submit these as word documents, or pdfs, with your name on the covering page, and preferably also in the header/footer of the documents.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com with Kevin Elyot Award in the subject line by midnight on 20th April 2022.