|| Do you want to become a Playwright? Producer? Maybe a Director?
Bush Theatre has created a Project 2036 which is a three year programme that will offer a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) playwright, director and producer a £7,500 bursary each year, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
This programme will offer training and knowledge for applicants who wants to become a Director, Producer or Playwright!
HOW DOES THE PROGRAMME WORK?
The programme is divided into three phases lasting three months each:
Phase 1 - involves shadowing their designated field mentor, attending programming and producing meetings at the Bush Theatre. Candidate will be introduced to key staff who will provide them with an insight into marketing, fundraising and administration.
Phase 2 - will allow each bursary recipient to work practically. Under the guidance of their field mentor, depending on which role the candidate wants to apply for. The producer role will work as Assistant Producer on a Bush production on which the director role will be Assistant Director. During this phase the playwright will be given time to write their own piece of work with extensive dramaturgical support.
Phase 3 - will see the trio of bursary recipients work together to take over the new Studio space. After three months of shadowing and learning, and three months of practice, the Bush Theatre will literally hand over the keys to the Studio for these three artists to programme, develop, produce and showcase ambitious scratch performances, including their own work and visits from artists they invite to take part. The Bush Theatre will give the three candidates a budget of £5,000 to spend on this intervention and will provide in-kind technical resources.
Each applicant will receive a £7,500 bursary with the following additional funding available:
£1,500 travel/ maintenance relocation expenses
£1,000 for research materials (including tickets to see a number of non-Bush productions, training and development costs)
The total bursary available to each recipient will be £10,000