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Griffin is flinging the doors open to artists in 2021!

Our much-loved Scratch night is back with a bang and we want to hear from writers, performance makers and theatrical vagabonds.

Griffin Scratch is designed as an opportunity to work up early drafts, share ideas in development and let fly on outright experiments—it’s your chance to showcase a glimpse of your work in front of a (lovely) audience.

We’re running Griffin Scratch nights across 2021 and we’re looking for your bold, challenging and ambitious ideas that are itching to get out. And with a one page submission—it couldn’t be easier. We promise!

Before you apply, check out the FAQs then fill out the Application form below.

If you have any questions, please contact out team at [email protected].

Griffin Scratch is supported by City of Sydney.

Performance Dates

Friday 2 July 2021, 9pm

Friday 6 August 2021, 9pm


What are we looking for?
We want to hear from writers, performance makers and theatrical vagabonds with bold, challenging and ambitious ideas that are itching to get out. Glimpses of early drafts, ideas in development and outright experiments are all welcome.

How does the night work?
Each Scratch night will feature four artist projects, and each project will get 10 minutes on the Griffin stage to showcase your idea. Griffin Scratch nights are free to attend, and we encourage you to invite all your nearest and dearest to support your work—we will too!

Money, money, money…
Selected projects will be paid a stipend of $500. Plus, you’ll be provided with access to the Griffin space to rehearse in situ.

What if I have a great idea, but no creative team?
Please still submit! We are happy to work with you and help you pull a creative team together.

Let’s get technical!
Each project will have access to a space in the Stables Foyer on the day of the event to rehearse. The idea of the night is to let your work speak for itself and as such, tech will be very limited. You will be able to play music via a connected device and a microphone will be available (if needed). If your idea requires any out of the ordinary technical requirements, please let us know in your application.

Application Deadlines
As the program has performances across 2021, there is no hard deadline for applications. However, to ensure that your EOI is viewed by our programming team in time for our final event in July, we recommend you submit by mid-June at the absolute latest.

Application Process
Due to the limited number of spots in the program, we’re unable to respond to everyone who applies. Successful EOIs will be contacted with further information.

Apply Here!