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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. 

Emergency Grant

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

a director, please click here or here

For additional resources, please click here.

 

Paper Applications

Click here to download a paper application.

DO NOT SEND TO THE DGF OFFICE, as our staff is working remotely. Please email paper applications and supplemental materials to [email protected], or mail paper applications to the address below. Please note that paper applications will be delayed in processing.

Rachel Routh
Dramatists Guild Foundation
PO Box 2700
New York, NY 10108


Details

Organization/Company: Dramatist Guild Foundation
Website: https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/
Location: National
Deadline: Ongoing
How to Apply: DO NOT SEND TO THE DGF OFFICE, as our staff is working remotely. Please email paper applications and supplemental materials to [email protected], or mail paper applications to the address below. Please note that paper applications will be delayed in processing.

Rachel Routh
Dramatists Guild Foundation
PO Box 2700
New York, NY 10108