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15 September 2017

Deadline Approaching: Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women

WFTV was delighted to be part of the launch of the new bursary scheme in memory of the late, great Caroline Aherne earlier this year. The Bursary is an initiative from BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North and is aimed at northern female writers/performers.

The prize includes:

– A £5,000 bursary from BBC North and BBC Comedy to support development of your work.
– A mentorship with a BBC Comedy Commissioning to develop a comedy script
– Support and access to comedy training sessions with BBC Writersroom.
– You’ll get to perform at the Salford Sitcom Showcase 2018

Deadline to apply fast approaching

The deadline to apply to the Bursary is fast approaching. Those wishing to apply will need to submit a link to filmed content of either 3 minutes of one comedy character; or 5 minutes of multiple characters, along with a brief biography of work to date.

Read the full terms and conditions for entry and submit now.

The deadline for entries is Monday 9 October.