Bruce Millar graduate Fellowship

The Bruce Millar Fellowship is a unique chance for new graduates of the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film (DDPF) to receive funding and support from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Fellowship is an opportunity to launch a career or practice with an award of £10,000 for a creative project, performance, phase of research & development, or to launch a creative company.

You can read about the 2020-2021 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellows here.

Applications are now closed. The next round of the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship will open in January 2022.

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2021-2022 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellows

We are delighted to announce the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship for 2021-2022 is a collaborative partnership between Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac Savage. Jonathan and Isaac were selected by an external panel after a competitive two-stage application process finishing with a live pitch to the panel.  They have been working as creative collaborators for several years and will continue their partnership with a funded year of Research & Development towards their new musical, ‘Letting Go’.

Letting Go (working title) is a two-hander performance about the effects of loss and grief and the questions we are left with as we try to move on. The duo will be developing a unique and innovative approach to writing genderless musicals. The aim is to allow for the characters in the show to be played by performers of any gender.

About the project, Jonathan and Isaac said: “Through all of our work, we aim to promote creativity and champion stories and characters from the LGBTQI+ community. The genderless writing format we will develop throughout this project will help us pioneer a format that can be applied in other writers’ works, resulting in many more portrayals of diverse relationships on stage and more opportunities for performers of all genders, especially those that identify as trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming”

Jonathan and Isaac will draft the book and score, and then hold a two-week workshop bringing together actors and other creatives to develop the work further, produce song demos and video footage. They hope to use this material to share with producers and venues with the long-term goal of sharing their new work at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“We’re so honoured to be recipients of this amazing fellowship, giving us the opportunity to create work and collaborate on something that wouldn’t be possible without such support.”

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