Society for Theatre Research: Paul Iles Bequest

Type of post: Association news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 6 Oct 2016

In addition to the Research Awards, which are wholly and exclusively for research into aspects of the British Theatre, the Society has received a substantial bequest from the late Paul Iles. The terms of the bequest state only that it is to be used “specifically for research awards in the area of Australian theatre”. Initial declarations of interest and outline proposals are invited from interested persons.

Although it is imagined that projects dealing with Paul Iles’ own interests (such as post-colonial/post-British dominated theatre in Australia, and in particular those companies he was closely associated with – the State Theatre Co at the Adelaide Festival, the Nimrod Theatre of Sydney and the North Queensland Theatre Co.) would be favourably considered, the field is wide open.

There is more than £1000 available, but individual awards will depend on the number and quality of the projects submitted. This is a one-off event, so there is likely to be more discussion possible around the development of the chosen projects than there can be over the normal Awards projects.

There is no application form for awards from this Bequest and there is no specific closing date for these awards: applicants are encouraged to send in outline proposals as soon as may be convenient, after which there may be further discussion and development with the committee (via email). Announcements of successful proposals will be made at intervals. For more information please write to awards@str.org.uk.