01.02.2024

Alpine Fellowship Prizes

Alpine Fellowship Prizes for Academic Writing, Theatre, Visual Art and Writing

The Alpine Fellowship is calling for creative works from anyone in the world on the theme of ‘Language’ for their Alpine Fellowship Prize 2024.

Language interfaces at all levels of human society, from models in physics that attempt to translate the complexities of our universe, to the social challenges of expressing minority voices, to algorithms, to large language models, to the simple but bewildering act of trying to translate the feelings of the heart, to oneself, to one’s community. Is there something that gets lost? And what is gained? And does it matter?

The Alpine Fellowship 2024 Symposium is hosted in partnership with Bard College through the Open Society University Network and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Every year writing, visual arts, and theatre prizes are awarded to the best works concerning the years’ theme.

Prize categories include: music, poetry, theatre, writing, visual arts, philosophy, and refugee scholar.

The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes (3,000 GBP/1,000 GBP/1,000 GBP) and will be invited to attend the annual symposium (dates TBC). The Alpine Fellowship will offer up to 500 GBP travel expenses to help with travel to the event and meals and accommodation during the symposium dates are also covered.

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The Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 2024

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

Awarded for the best playwriting response on the theme of ‘Language’.

Prizes:

The winner of the Theatre Prize will receive a cash prize to support the writing of their proposed play. The winner and the runners-up will also be invited to attend our annual symposium and we will offer up to £500 travel expenses to help with travel. Meals and accommodation during the symposium are also covered.

2024 symposium - dates and venue to be announced.

First place: £3,000

Second place: £1,000

Third place: £1,000

Rules:

  • Open to all nationalities.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above at the time of entry.

  • All entries must be written in English.

  • Limited to one entry per person.

  • Travel expenses can be used for economy travel costs only and are not exchangeable for cash, any leftover travel budget will not be redeemed as cash.

  • Travel expenses can be used for transport only and cannot be used towards accommodation outside of the dates of our symposium.
     

Submission:

To apply you will be asked to submit the following:

  1. A 500-word synopsis of your proposed play, including story and characters.

  2. A 500-word explanation of how your idea responds to our theme.

  3. A 250-word summary of your previous theatre experience.

  4. A sample of previous work of at least 10 pages, so that we can get a sense of your voice, style, and tone.

About your proposed play:

  • Final plays must be no more than 45 minutes in length.

  • Final plays must require no more than three actors.

  • The winning proposal should be written between March and July, so you should have sufficient writing time within that period to complete and re-draft your play.

  • The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred.

  • Plays can already be written, but must not have previously been performed, including as a reading or workshop production.

  • Submissions will be judged anonymously so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission materials.

Applications close: 1st March 2024 at 23:59 (UK time)

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