Accelerator (new writing) - call out


5pm on Monday 4 February 2019

Credit: Photo by Beth Chalmers

5pm on Monday 4 February 2019

How to apply

Download and read the Accelerator (new writing) Guidelines and email us about your idea by the deadline on 4 February 2019.  You should send your applications to with Accelerator (new writing) as the subject title.

This opportunity is open to writers and playwrights based in Scotland.

Download Accelerator (new writing) Guidelines 2019

Accelerator is a 3-year Imaginate project offering mentoring, producing support and performance opportunities for artists to create new theatre and/or dance works in progress for young audiences.

Accelerator (new writing) is a new strand of Accelerator that will offer producing and artistic support for playwrights to develop writing for young audiences in partnership with the Traverse Theatre. The project will culminate with a performance of a rehearsed reading for the Accelerator artist as part of a Traverse Theatre festival of new writing in November 2019.  The selected writer(s) will receive a budget to include a rehearsed reading commission for their own writing time, rehearsal space and time with professional actors to workshop the script as it develops and to prepare for the Traverse rehearsed reading.

Accelerator has a 2-stage application process so you can focus on your idea and not the budget and administration tasks. We are now seeking applications for Stage One, please read the attached Guidelines for information including how to apply.

Stage One

Deadline - Monday 4 Feburary
Selection panel - Wednesday 6 February
Decision by - Thursday 28 Feburary

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, contact Creative Development Director Fiona Ferguson.