ISDF Reporter



What you win



Brief closed
hours to go


Are you a fan of international drama? Do you have a way with words?

We’re looking for four IdeasTap members to travel to NSDF’s International Student Drama Festival in Sheffield in June to report on the event for us – and to represent us.

Winners will be split into two teams, with one team reporting on the first half of the festival, the second team reporting on the second half. We’ll work out a schedule for them in advance, and each winner will be paid for four nights of accommodation (£30 per night) plus travel expenses and £10 per day subsistence. 

They will be expected to report for us – blogging, interviewing and writing articles – but also to represent IdeasTap and spread the word about us.

NSDF 12 – ISDF takes place from 22 to 30 June – so please make sure you are free to attend before applying.

The festival will be an unprecedented celebration of young people’s theatre from across the globe and will bring together emerging artists and practitioners alongside an international elite of professionals spanning every theatrical discipline. It will feature over 100 performances, 200 workshops, discussions, masterclasses and late-night professional performances in venues across Sheffield, including the wonderful Sheffield Theatres, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. 

Reporters will receive a free ticket to ISDF worth £150, which will give them access to all of the festival’s workshops and events – so while they only have to report for us for half of the festival, they are welcome to stay around for the duration. (However, we can't pay for accommodation beyond the agreed four nights.)


This brief closes at 5pm on Thursday 19 April and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 to 30. If you have any technical queries, email Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.


Image by Allan Titmuss. 

How to apply

This brief is now closed for comments. If you have any questions, please email


Related briefs