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Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women
Deadline: Mon 9 Oct 2017
BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North are delighted to launch a new bursary scheme aimed at northern female writers/performers in the memory of the late Caroline Aherne.

The Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women will award £5000 to the successful applicant to enable them to fund future development, alongside the guidance of an experienced BBC commissioning editor.

We are on the lookout for the next generation of character comedians who live, work or were born in the North of England. We want to find, develop and support great Northern comedy talent who have the ability to speak to the whole nation. If you can invent characters that make us laugh out loud and can tease an audience to come back for more, then we want to hear from you! We’re looking for writer-performers who reflect modern Britain with voices that have not yet been heard; Northern talent that’s just bursting to get on our screens.

What's in it for you?
• A £5,000 bursary from BBC North and BBC Comedy to support development of your work
• A mentorship with a BBC Comedy Commissioning to develop a comedy script
• Support and access to comedy training sessions with BBC Writersroom.
• You’ll get to perform at the Salford Sitcom Showcase 2018!

For full details of how to apply, go to the BBC writersroom website.

Deadline: Mon 9 October 2017


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North of England
North East England, North West England

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