Helping writers bring their important stories to life.

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Grants and Aid

DGF provides necessary funds to writers for the stage facing emergency circumstances. We also bestow funds upon writers and theaters that challenge, protect, and develop the craft.

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Through our intensive development program, an in-school program, and a national education program, we ensures that writers have access to free, quality education on the craft of writing.

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Free Space

We offer writers a fully furnished multi-purpose space in NYC that they can use completely free of charge.

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writers, students, and theater lovers reached each year through our programs.

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$3 million

given in Emergency Grants to writers since 2000.
During the COVID-19 theatrical shutdown, $3 million in immediate financial support was distributed to theater writers.

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writers guided in developing shows, helping launch their careers.

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DGF has sent writers to all 50 states and counting to lead free masterclasses and workshops on writing as part of the Traveling Masters program.

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Visiting Voices

We prioritize reaching communities that would otherwise have limited access to such quality instruction, and have visited, urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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To date, DGF has given $63,000 in Emergency Grants to writers living in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other US areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Our programs help connect writers to their authentic voice and, if necessary, help them get back on their feet. We provide playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists with a sense of community, funding opportunities, educational support, rehearsal space, and other pathways to their best work.

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