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Monday, August 23, 2021

BBC Children’s Animation is looking for fresh, bold, innovative new animation ideas

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Deadline: September 1, 2021 11:59 PM

BBC Children’s Animation is looking for fresh, bold, innovative new animation ideas for a fully funded development opportunity.

You may be taking your first steps into animation, be a long-standing industry professional with something you’ve always wanted to explore or a production company or animation studio with an exciting new idea. Whatever your level of experience, They want to see your proposal with a view to developing it into an Industry Standard proof of concept with living breathing characters in a world that children will love.

Up to three ideas will receive full development funding to create two minute animated pilots which will be considered for a commission by BBC Children’s.

They’re looking for submissions from sole creators over the age of 18, collectives, animation studios, production companies, or anything in-between, where creatives would like to co-develop with the BBC rather than engage with the BBC via the usual commissioning process (where applicable).

If you’re a sole creator they can help you find a creative team to help build authentic and engaging characters and stories for Children in the UK and around the world.

The criteria for selection are wide and could include any of the following: originality, engagement for children, innovation, potential to run to multiple series, reaching an underserved section of our audience, international appeal, relatable storytelling and recognisable characters. But central to any idea must be that the stories, settings and characters represent the British culture and values.

How to submit your idea

Initial ideas must be submitted as a pdf document via the BBC Uploader on a single side of A4. Please note, they will not accept ideas via email or BBC Pitch. Read the BBC Uploader privacy notice (pdf).

In the first instance they would like to see a one-sheet for an animated series, targeting young audiences between 0-12 (0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 or any combination of these targets). This should give them a sense of the premise, tone and world you’d like to develop. It can include both illustration and narrative but should be no longer than one side of A4.

Process and key dates

The deadline for submitting initial ideas is 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

All ideas will then be reviewed and shortlisted by the BBC Children’s Animation team and a panel comprising of the Director of Children’s and Education, Heads of Commissioning and Acquisitions for 0-6’s and 7-12’s and the Animation Development Executive will choose up to 20 ideas to receive funding for first stage development. .

This first stage development will comprise of creating a short series bible, a two-minute script, character designs and key background design.

They will then select up to six projects for second stage development.

The second stage will comprise creating a second two minute script, full pitch bible, character and background designs, a two minute animatic and animated test.

Up to three development projects will then be selected to go on to third stage development. This will consist of producing a two-minute broadcast quality animation pilot.

Projects will then be considered for commission by the relevant BBC Children’s Head of Commissioning and Acquisitions.

For more detailed information on how the scheme will work and your eligibility to participate please go to their website and read the Terms of Use (pdf).

Download the BBC Uploader privacy notice (pdf)

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Call for Submissions for The Dramatist 2021 Season in Review

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Deadline: Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:59pm EDT

SUBMISSION FORM

Were you a part of something in your theatrical community from May 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021 that you think we should include in the 2021 Season in Review? We want to hear from you.

In the past, the Season in Review issue has comprised of a round-up of professional productions and premieres that have taken place across the country. This year, with many theatres and companies closed, we are re-directing our aim and focus of this issue to be more inclusive of the many ways in which we have been directing our energy over the last year to make things happen.

Submissions are due no later than Thursday, April 22 at 11:59pm EDT. We will not consider any submissions we receive after that date/time.


We are particularly interested in:
  • Online or streamed productions of new works;
  • Online or streamed programs in which new works were supported, developed, nurtured, or progressed;
  • Programs and initiatives by arts organizations and theatres that nurtured the development of new works in progress and/or the dramatists creating them;
  • Arts funding schemes that may have made an impact on theatrical communities and the creation of new works in progress;
  • Regional opportunities for engagement by local dramatists;
  • The formation or creation of communities in which the formation of new writing was nurtured;
  • The formation or creation of affinity organizations or programs that might lift up or foster marginalized voices or the voices of those that may have historically been less represented in the American Theatre;
  • Innovative ways in which arts institutions, creative professionals, and more have adapted to meet the demands of the state of our industry throughout the last year.
Your submission will be passed along to the closest Regional Representative or Ambassador in your region. Although we wish we could include everything, ultimately, it will be the call of the Rep, Ambassador, and the Editorial team at DG, and we may not be able to include all the submissions we receive.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Teatro Milagro La Bici


Deadline: April 9, 2021

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Have an interest in being a part of Milagro’s next project? WE WANT YOU! Introducing: LA BICI, an episodic video play series that focuses on different issues of bikes as they relate to safety, technology, community, infrastructure, advocacy, accessibility, environmentalism, repurposing, art, camping and road tripping, altars and ghost bikes. 

In this video series, viewers will follow La Bici, an old city bike, that will be repurposed, re-imagined and reused along the way. 

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Got ideas? Send them to malan@milagro.org for consideration

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Steven Schwartzberg Grants for Mental Health & Wellness

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Writers are the beating heart of theater, whom we rely upon to take us on journeys and inspire us to think. '

During these unprecedented times, DGF has created the Steven Schwartzberg Grants to provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers. To help connect writers to therapists, DGF has partnered with Advekit, an online therapist matching service, to expand access to mental health support that might be out of your reach.

Please complete the online form to receive $1,000 toward therapy through Advekit, courtesy of DGF.

If you already have a therapist or are seeking mental wellness support other than Western talk therapy, DGF is working on ways to support you in your wellness.

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