APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. The bursary from Ironclad Creative CIC exists to celebrate the memory of Brighton writer and creative Michael Graney who was passionate about writing, the arts and science-fiction. 

Michael Graney


2022 Winner:

Qrumpet by ANTS Theatre

2021 Winner:

Waiting for Hamlet by Smokescreen Productions

The Offer:

  • Brighton Fringe entry paid for by Ironclad Creative CIC
  • A production mentoring session with Ironclad Creative
  • At least 6 social media posts about your event


  • Have a Brighton Fringe 2022 venue in place or are in conversation with a venue
  • Have a Science-Fiction theme or reference (fantasy / speculative fiction / magical fiction and other such sub-genres welcome)
  • There may be dance, physical theatre and / or musical elements but your work must be considered theatre or storytelling
  • The work must have hope and / or kindness at its core - Dystopian fiction is fine; characters can experience great challenges and things may not end well, though something about the narrative must have a measure of kindness, hope, redemption or possibility
  • Be a full-length work (40 mins or longer)

Application process: 

Please complete the application form here. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


Applications Open: Midday, Tuesday 12 October 2021

Application deadline: Midday, Friday 21 January 2022