Connect: Playwright's Commission

5 Dec 2012

Media Release


The Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Creative Arts, UOW, in conjunction with Belvoir and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund is commissioning an exciting new Australian play from an Australian playwright.

The full-length play, to be written over a period of 18 months, will have a week’s creative development and reading at UOW in 2013, and a final reading at Belvoir in Sydney in 2014. A commission of $12,500 is offered.

The Creative Writing Program will assist with placing the play with a leading Australian or international publisher.

Applicants will have 2 professionally produced plays and will be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Applications must include a synopsis of the proposed play with a character list, copy of a previously professionally produced play, and an up-to-date CV with industry references.

For an information package and eligibility criteria, please contact:

Dr Cath McKinnon: or Professor Catherine Cole, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Creative Arts: or Anthea Williams, Literary Manager, Belvoir:

Applications Close: 15 January 2013

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