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 submit the following application:
Applications will be processed based on severity of need. Be advised, DGF cannot process requests for funds toward artistic projects of any kind. Funds are most often used for necessary expenses, such as rent, groceries, utility bills, and medical expenses.
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.
Please email paper applications and supplemental materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail paper applications to the address below. Please note that paper applications will be delayed in processing.
Dramatists Guild Foundation
PO Box 2700
New York, NY 10108
Steven Schwartzberg Grants
for Mental Health & Wellness
Writers are the beating heart of theater, whom we rely upon to take us on journeys and inspire us to think. During these unprecedented times, DGF has created the Steven Schwartzberg Grants to provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers. To help connect writers to therapists, DGF has partnered with Advekit, an online therapist matching service, to expand access to mental health support that might be out of reach.
If you already have a therapist or are seeking mental wellness support other than Western talk therapy, DGF is working on ways to support you in your wellness.