The Guild is conducting a survey of playwrights on behalf of a group conducting research for the Arts Council England to assess new writing in the British theatre from 2003 to 2008, to see what effect the Arts Council’s big injection of money had, and to look at more profound trends (like the move towards greater intervention by theatres in script development, more collaborative procedures, etc).
The group includes the Guild's President, David Edgar. The research will culminate in a report with recommendations about the future of new writing in the subsidised theatre, to be presented to the Arts Council in the summer.
The survey is open to all playwrights, whether Guild members or not.
You can take the survey online here until 12th June 2009.