A professional development award for emerging theatre makers and directors
The John Fernald Award
This Award was set up in 1988 in honour of the late Theatre Director and RADA Principal John Fernald, with the aim of funding or part-funding a maximum of two successful applicants in directing a play or site-specific event. A total of £5K is distributed annually.
Who is eligible?
Theatre makers and directors from the UK or Republic of Ireland with some professional experience in the field.
Professional theatres may also apply on behalf of a director they wish to hire.
- If shortlisted, you may be required to travel to London for an interview
- Preference is given to first time applicants
- Applicants must have a minimum of two years professional experience as a theatre practitioner, or be a graduate from a University or an accredited Drama School
- Applications for Fringe or touring shows are also considered