Grants & Awards
Providing financial support to writers is an investment in the future of American theater.
Please note: The DGF office is closed from Friday August 12 until Monday August 22. Communications and responses regarding grant applications will resume when the office reopens on Monday August 22.
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.
The Steven Schwartzberg Grants provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers.
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.