For Landmark Works – Ignition

You're a theatre company finding it hard to commission? PWA will commission and support seven landmark works at $25,000 each for you to produce. Companies and playwrights can apply.

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For our nation — Dear Australia

Playwriting Australia will commission 50 mini works in a direct and urgent response to the COVID-19 crisis, working in association with 25 organisations from across Australia.

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For First Nations Writers – The Playwrights’ Retreat

The 2020 Retreat will adjust due to the public health situation. Our adherence to cultural protocols will remain. 10 playwrights will be supported by 5 dramaturgs over two separate 15-day virtual retreats.

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For Young Writers – Max Afford Playwrights’ Award

The $30,000 Max Afford Playwrights Award, offered by Perpetual with PWA, is an initiative of Thelma May Afford, whose will established a fund to offer a periodical prize in memory of her husband.

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For Regional & Remote Playwrights – Erin Thomas Fund

In 2020, up to six emerging playwrights from regional or remote areas will be supported to work with a dramaturg or director on a new work via digital platforms.

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For CALD Playwrights – Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire offers up to ten, one-day workshops or roundtable discussions of a new play, with a team of artists, actors, thinkers and other professionals of the playwright’s choice.

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For Mid-Career & Established Playwrights – DUOLOGUE

Duologue supports up to eight collaborative relationships and new work developments for mid-career and established playwrights over an eight-month period.

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For Everyone – This Is How We Do It Podcast

Five playwrights have interviewed five notable Australian playwrights and asked, “how do you do it?”.

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