It is vital to support writers in times of need so that they can get back to doing what they do best. DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
If you are a writer in need, we can help.
Writers for the American Theater, please choose the appropriate application:
If you are able to cover basic living expenses for the upcoming month, we encourage you to delay your application.
Applications will be processed based on severity of need.
For paper applications, please see below.
Am I eligible for a DGF Emergency Grant?
DGF is part of a community of organizations supporting writers and artists at this time. 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.
DO NOT SEND TO THE DGF OFFICE, as our staff is working remotely. Please email paper applications and supplemental materials to email@example.com, or mail paper applications to the address below. Please note that paper applications will be delayed in processing.
Dramatists Guild Foundation
417 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205