BBC Launches Galton and Simpson Bursary for Comedy Writing

The Galton and Simpson Bursary for Comedy Writing is a new bursary being offered by the BBC in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation. The bursary is aimed at helping new comedy writers build their career.

The scheme is named after Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, widely viewed as one of the most enduring partnerships in comedy history and creators of classics such as Hancock and Steptoe and Son.

The £5,500 bursary will help new comedy writers or writing partnerships to develop a script for broadcast consideration, along with guidance from established industry professionals and the BBC Comedy commissioning team.

To be eligible to apply, individual writers or writing duos should be either resident in the UK or be an EU or UK national resident in an EU member state.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 5 June 2020.

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