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Wales Writer in Residence 2019
Deadline: Sun 13 Jan 2019
BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales, along with BBC Writersroom, have announced a major new partnership to develop and support new Welsh writing talent. Email now to express interest.

The annual Wales Writer in Residence award is a prestigious new scheme – worth over £12,000 to the winner – to support new writing for broadcast and theatre. It replaces the biennial Wales Drama Award which has run since 2012.

During their year-long tenure as Wales Writer in Residence, the winner will enjoy two consecutive residencies with both organisations, providing them with the time and space to write, as well as an opportunity to work with BBC Studios, independent producers and National Theatre Wales.

The winning script will be commissioned and produced for BBC Radio 4 and/or BBC Sounds, and the winning writer will receive an advance on a commission from National Theatre Wales.

This opportunity is open to writers who can represent the culture of Wales with authenticity (for example they may be from, or have lived or worked in Wales). The scheme will be run by BBC Writersroom Wales. 

The scheme is for writing in English and will launch in the new year with the winner expected to be announced in the summer.

For further details, and to register your interest so you can be kept informed of the application process, click here

Full details will be unveiled at a briefing session for writers on 14th January 2019.

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