During the holiday season, response time to applicants will be delayed. If your need allows you to apply before December 20th, please do. Our team will process your application as quickly as possible.

DGF is currently receiving an extremely high volume of applications. Our team is working around the clock to process applications as quickly as possible and respond to questions, based on severity of need.
Once you have confirmation from Submittable that your application was received, it is in the review process. Our team will be in touch with any questions or additional materials needed to process your grant request.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to support theater writers in this unprecedented time.

The Dramatists Guild Foundation’s (DGF) Housing Assistance Grants are one-time awards that assist professional dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists) with housing expenses accrued as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. DGF is committed to preventing eviction and displacement among theater writers and to help dramatists rebuild their lives during the pandemic recovery period.

Theater writers should apply for immediate financial assistance with the following: outstanding mortgage and rent payments, sudden increases to rent prices, overdue utility bills, outstanding costs related to moving, or credit card debt related to any of the aforementioned reasons. 

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Please note: DGF’s eligibility restrictions have recently changed. Applicants who have previously been awarded a DGF Emergency Grant and meet new eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to this program. Dramatists who are currently unhoused or are seeking financial assistance for non-arrears related hardships are encouraged to apply to DGF’s Emergency Grant program .

Dramatists seeking funding for mental health and wellness practices are encouraged to apply to DGF’s Steven Schwartzberg Grant for Mental Health and Wellness.

DGF serves all dramatists based in the United States, regardless of their immigration status.

Applications will be processed based on severity of need. If you hold a minimum of $15,000 in your combined bank accounts, we kindly ask that you refrain from applying at this time. Please be advised: DGF cannot process grant requests for funds toward artistic projects through this application process.

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