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Two brand new artist opportunities

Date published
Monday 16 November 2020

We have just launched two fantastic opportunities to get you through lockdown 2.0.

Playwriting Competition

We love new writing at the Blue Elephant and building relationships with writers at the start of their careers. We’d like to invite emerging playwrights to submit the first scene of a script (up to 6 pages) and a short synopsis of what will be explored in the rest of the script (whether it is already written or not).

Blue Elephant Theatre is particularly interested in new writing which reflects contemporary multicultural urban life or which engages with pressing issues.

The writers of two of the scenes submitted to us will receive a prize of £100 each and mentoring and support to develop their script over a six month period with at least three support sessions as well as feedback on drafts.

Anyone living in London who does not consider themselves to be an established playwright is welcome to apply. Please send your script extract and synopsis to by December 2nd.

Dance Film Festival Call-Out

We also love dance at the Blue Elephant. We want to hold a dance film festival and we are seeking submissions! Have you made a dance film in the past or have you been making short dance films in lockdown?

We will stream an online festival of them and - ideally at the same time - screen them at the theatre, like an exhibition at a gallery. We aim to have approximately an hour’s content and there will be £300 prize money to be divided up amongst all the winning films.

To apply, please email your film to by December 2nd.

You can find all the information about these two opportunities below as well as Easy Read versions.

Lockdown Call-Outs

Dance Film Festival Easy Read

Playwriting Competition Easy Read