FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Shaftesbury Avenue Ltd is committed to supporting new and exciting musical theatre. Developmental funding opportunities take four forms:

Reading, Workshop, Showcase & Full Production.

 

Descriptions and submission requirements are below.

 

In all cases, please be sure to inform us of intellectual property rights holders and other interested parties/previous producers.

 

Submissions: Please include links via WeTransfer, YouTube, SoundCloud, Dropbox etc. Any attachment should not exceed 10MB. We would prefer attachments and links rather than hard copies and cds as we cannot guarantee their return. We will always acknowledge receipt of the material and endeavour to give our decision within 4 weeks of submission.

 

Please be aware that our board, which meets monthly, will need to reach consensus before offering funding. The board’s decision is final.

Once a contract has been signed and monies have been transferred, presentations must take place within 3 months, unless negotiated otherwise. All participants must be paid.

 

Reading

Definition: developmentally early in the stage of writing, this is a chance for the creative team to hear the piece with actors and facilitate rewrites in the safety of a closed rehearsal room. A member of Shaftesbury Avenue will attend the final read-through.

 

Funding limits: £100- £500

Submission requirements:

3 contrasting songs, synopsis and Act 1only

Budget

 

Workshop

Definition: developmentally in the middle stage of writing, this is a staged reading by actors with scripts to an invited audience.

 

Funding limits: £500- £15,000

Submission requirements:

5 contrasting songs, synopsis and full script

Budget

Showcase

Definition: final draft, fully staged, off-book presentation for industry and invited audience.

 

Funding Limits: £1000- £20,000

Submission requirements:

Full recording, synopsis and full script

Budget

 

Full Production

Funding Limits: £20,000-

Submission requirements:

Full recording, synopsis and full script

List of previous workshops and presentations

Reviews

Full Budget based on intended theatre size

 

Example budget for readings, workshops and showcases (all costs should be based on ITC rates. Some costs may not apply):

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All submissions should be sent to:

 

info@shaftesbury-avenue.com

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Scriptwriter fee @ x days

£

Composer/Lyricist fee @ x days

£

Director fee @ x days                 

£

Musical Director/pianist fee @ x days

£

Movement director @ x days       

£

Stage Manager @ x days           

£

Fee for x actors @ x days           

£

Rehearsal/venue hire for x days 

£

Transcription costs 

£

Photocopying/stationary costs

£

Audio/video recording costs 

£

Contingency

£

Total

£

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