Applications for Feedback Submissions are now closed

This stream is for writers, performers, and/or composers who are interested in receiving creative feedback on a work-in-progress, without the need for a live presentation.

Projects submitted for this stream can be at an early stage, but you should be able to demonstrate your idea as fully as possible to the panel. This could include documents such as a show treatment and synopsis, draft script excerpts, or song demos. The emphasis for this stream is not on providing a slick package, but to showcase your ideas and the potential within them.

Selected submissions will receive a 15-minute feedback session with our Hayes Creative advisory panel – ideally in person, but this can be remote if necessary. The panel will give you constructive feedback on your show ideas, book writing, plot/character, song construction and composition, as well as suggestions, ideas and further questions for you to consider to help you along the creative path.

This stream will not result in submissions receiving funding. If you would like to apply for funding after further development work, you can apply for Development Submissions.


  • What are the key dates?

    Submissions open                               Monday 8th April

    Submissions close                               Saturday 11th May

    Feedback session                                TBC (2 months after submission close)

  • When will I receive feedback?

    Reviewing material for new works and preparing specific feedback does take time, especially as our panel is made up of working industry professionals. After applications have closed, the advisory panel will begin the process of reviewing all of the submissions, and you will receive feedback within two months of the closing date.

  • Will I need to attend in person to receive feedback?

    Feedback sessions will be run either in person or remotely, on dates to be determined. If you are unable to attend on the selected dates, you may be provided with written feedback instead.

  • Will all submissions receive feedback?

    All submissions that provide the required elements will have the opportunity to receive feedback.

  • What do I need to include in my submission?

    Submissions for this stream should include a brief synopsis of the full show (1-2 pages), an excerpt of the script (20-25 pages approx), and recorded demos and/or sheet music for 3-6 songs.

  • I have submitted a project in the past. Can I submit it again?

    If you can demonstrate that you have taken on feedback from the previous submissions, and there have been significant changes to the project, we will accept the submission again.

  • Who will be on the Advisory Panel?

    The advisory panel is made up of industry professionals – creatives who have varied experience nationally and internationally as directors, writers, musical directors/composers and dramaturgs.

    For more information on the panellists, please see the Hayes Creative Advisory Panel

  • Will my musical be programmed or supported by Hayes?

    This stream will not result in submissions receiving funding. If you would like to apply for funding after further development work, you can apply for Development Submissions.

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