on 22 August, 2013

Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2013 & Playwrighting Support Grants

Applications are now open for the $20,000, Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2013 and for grants of up to $5,000 from the Rodney Seaborn Playwrighting Support Fund.

The Playwrights Award is for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project and is intended to provide income support during the writing or development process or to assist with the costs of production, workshops, restaging, publishing or touring. It is not intended as a prize for a finished, produced work.
An early winner of the Award was Antony Waddington for the adaptation of The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White. Subsequent winners have included Katherine Thomson, Ros Horin, Debra Oswald, Don Reid, Rosalba Clemente, Rachel Brown, Reg Cribb, and Finegan Kruckemeyer. Last year's winner was Campion Decent for his play Unholy Ghosts which is planning to tour regionally in 2014 and to have a Sydney season.

2013 Playwright Award: Entries close Wednesday 2 October 2013 and should be made on the form available from the SBW Foundation website www.sbwfoundation.com

The Playwrighting Support Fund offers grants to assist playwrights and non-profit arts association to advance knowledge of playwrighting as an art form.
Purposes for which grants may be made might include, for example, publishing, website, organising workshops, conferences or assistance in undertaking a specialized course of study such as dramaturgy.
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