Grants & Awards
Providing financial support to writers is an investment in the future of American theater.
Starting in 2023, we will begin to process our grants with reviews occurring on the 15th and 30th of the month and funds distributed shortly after. Please keep this in mind as you plan for your grant application’s submission. As a reminder, incomplete applications or documentation can delay the grant process and distribution. Please be sure to double check your application before you submit. For questions please contact: email@example.com
Grants for Writers
DGF’s founding program, Emergency Grants, provides funds for writers facing challenging circumstances. If you are a writer in need, we can help.
The Housing Assistance Grants provide financial support for housing expenses accrued as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please review our new eligibility requirements before applying.
The DGF Grants programs serve playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists in the theatrical genre. DGF is part of a community of organizations supporting writers and artists at this time. If you are not eligible for a DGF Grant, please see the following links to find the organization that can best assist you.
If you are primarily:
a musician/composer (other than musical theater), please click here
a novelist/nonfiction/fiction writer, please click here
a screenwriter, please click here
an actor or performance artist, please click here
a journalist, please click here
For additional resources, please click here.
Grants for Theaters
Our Writers Alliance Grants are given to a writer who shows extraordinary promise and to a theater that is producing that writer’s work.
DGF recognizes outstanding achievement in the theater by giving financial awards in several categories.