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 seeking financial support due to the COVID-19 theatrical shutdown, please submit the following application:
Applications will be processed based on severity of need. Please 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.
If you have received two DGF Emergency Grants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, or hold a minimum of $15,000 in your combined bank accounts, we kindly ask that you refrain for re-applying at this time.
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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