Funding Opportunity

Woven Voices Prize for Playwriting

The Woven Voices Prize for Playwriting platforms the voices of migrant playwrights in the UK, staging their work in the heart of the West End. Returning for a second year following the success of the inaugural award, the Woven Voices Prize celebrates migrant writers, an underrepresented demographic on British stages. It is a proclamation of a global, multicultural Britain.

The winning writer will receive £2,500 and their play will be professionally produced at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2024.

The competition is open to first generation migrants living in the UK.

This is a sometimes fluid category. Some definitions may include those who:

- do not hold a British passport but reside primarily in the UK

- have moved to the UK after spending formative years abroad

- have moved to the UK as a child, are culturally British but are sometimes seen as a migrant or sees themselves as a migrant

- weren’t born in the UK and have English as a second language

- are an asylum seeker, a refugee or undocumented in the UK.

Ultimately, you are the best judge of whether you identify as a migrant.

There is no age limit, and no minimum or maximum level of experience to enter.