Writers Development Fund
All of the work that the Royal Court does with writers comes under the banner of the Writers Development Fund. We spend nearly as much on our play development activities as we do on the productions you see on our stages. Our work behind the scenes is absolutely crucial to discovering the best new writers and to getting their plays produced.
This work is the backbone of the Royal Court and makes an enormous contribution to British theatre as a whole; many writers who once honed their talents here are now produced on stages throughout the world and studied in schools, colleges and universities.
The Writers Development Fund encompasses the work of the Literary Department and its un-matched commitment to read and respond to over 3,000 scripts every year; the remit of the Studio to practically develop and realise the freshest ideas; and the global reach of the International Department, which travels across five continents to empower the voices of writers across the world.
Through the Writers Development Fund, we celebrate the unique impact of the Royal Court and raise the funding vital to continue such high quality and far-reaching activities. We also raise awareness of this distinctive work, marking a clear place for the Royal Court in the UK’s cultural infrastructure. The Fund enables the Royal Court to sustain our investment in playwrights and playwriting, ensuring that the future of this theatre will remain as iconic and important as its history.
Or, for more information, please contact Sue Livermore, Senior Development Manager, on 020 7565 5079 or at email@example.com