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Funding news - 17/04/2017

Launch of the 2017 Nick Darke Writers' Award

The Nick Darke Writers' Award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke and was conceived following his death by his wife; the artist and filmmaker Jane Darke, with the support of his family.

Nick Darke wrote in various forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio.

The Award recognises Nick Darke's impact across the arts and endeavours to continue his legacy through the promotion of talent.

The 2017 category is stage play. Applicants should submit a full stage play script along with a one-page synopsis. Scripts must be a minimum of 45 minutes in length, and no maximum length.

The winning entrant will receive £6,000. The award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.

The competition is open to all national and international writers aged 16 and over. The writer must be the sole original author.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Further details can be accessed at the programme website

Source:, 17/04/2017

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