Here’s a fantastic opportunity for all you arty types to get your creative juices flowing, but be quick as the deadline is coming up soon!




Funded by the Arts Council England and The Hemby Trust, ‘Coastlands’ is a brand new project from the Theatre in the Rough Festival, which seeks to commission six half-hour acoustic films telling a tale of the Sefton coast. Open to all, the festival is inspired by Radiomontage, a Danish and German genre which combines film with music, audio and journalism. Emerging authors will create a series of unique drama-documentaries which will tour as part of an installation to Southport, Lydiate and Waterloo in the autumn.

Virtually unknown in the UK, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore a new genre, with the six Radiomontage pieces being a combination of documentary reporting, original writing, sound and editing techniques.

This looks like an amazing opportunity for those interested in getting involved with this diverse and interesting new project. The project is seeking six open-minded authors to create original pieces for the festival. The project is not only fantastic experience for someone who wishes to get into a similar industry but the role is also paid. Each author receives a £200 seed commission, along with equipment and expertise, to create their piece.

The full brief and an application form can be downloaded at

Here is a brief summary of the opportunity:

– The term ‘author’ is deliberately broad: we want to hear from playwrights, film-makers, musicians, poets… or indeed none of the above.

– You must live within Greater Merseyside, and be aged between 13 and 25 when you apply.

– And you must be flexible between April and June, when each author will be given approximately two weeks to carry out their field recordings.

Applications close on 25 January 2015, don’t miss out!