The Writers’ Access Group is a training programme that aims to support and accelerate the professional development of deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent writers.
The Writers’ Access Group is returning to support a third group of exciting new writers following in the footsteps of the 2018/19 and 2020/21 groups. It is an 18-month programme of professional development support for deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent writers. All writers selected for the programme will take part in a series of workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions to develop their craft skills and deepen their industry knowledge and contacts. Sessions will be led by professionals from the television industry and will cover things such as story structure, character development and the commissioning process.
Who can submit?
Anyone who identifies as deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent AND:
- Is aged 18 or over
- Is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland
As part of the application process, submit ONE complete script in PDF format (minimum of 30 pages in length). This should be a Drama or Comedy Drama script written for TV, Film, Radio, Stage or Online.
The deadline for entries is 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 18th April 2023.
Further details here.