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 bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
If you are a writer in need, we can help.
As you are aware, news is constantly unfolding regarding new cases of COVID-19, in the US, and around the globe. In the midst of this situation, DGF will be processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing.
Please be advised, we are receiving a higher than normal volume of requests. We apologize for any delay and are working to process all applications swiftly.
DGF accepts applications submitted online or by mail. Please note that mailed applications are still being accepted but will take longer to process during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you are applying via the Postal Service with the downloaded form above, please be sure to include all additional attachments and documentation designated in the application.
DGF Staff is working remotely–DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THE DGF OFFICE. If you choose to mail in your application, please send to:
Dramatists Guild Foundation
417 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
DGF Emergency Grants regularly support costs associated with healthcare, childcare, housing, disability, natural disaster relief, and other unforeseen circumstances. DGF does not support requests related to production expenses or taxes, nor requests from individuals not actively seeking employment if they are able to work. Requests typically range between $500-$3,000. Please be advised that DGF does not support all requests.
Applicants will be notified within two to four weeks of submitting all required materials. DGF Emergency Grants are typically one-time only gifts.
Please note that for awards over $600 the Dramatist Guild Foundation is required by the IRS to issue the awardee a tax form 1099- Misc. This form is required to acknowledge the receipt of miscellaneous income by the awardee. We encourage all recipients to consult with their tax planner as to any financial implications incurred with this award.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 212.391.8384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.