Grants & Awards
Providing financial support to writers is an investment in the future of American theater.
Starting in 2023, the granting process may take up to four (4) weeks for a decision on your application to be made, as well as for your grant to be processed once approved. Please keep this in mind as you plan for your grant application’s submission. As a reminder, incomplete applications or documentation will delay the grant process and distribution, and we may require you to resubmit your application. Please be sure to double check your application before you submit to make sure all required documentation has been included. 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 are one-time grants to help theater writers with accumulated housing expenses. DGF is committed to preventing evictions and displacement of dramatic writers and helping them rebuild their lives during difficult times.
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
DGF recognizes outstanding achievement in the theater by giving financial awards in several categories.