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Dramatists Guild Foundation

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DGF’s programs help the American theater thrive by providing playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters with the resources they need to make dramatic change. This lifelong commitment to an artist’s growth is unique to our organization: we support both new creators and those who have already emerged.

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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

This functionality is part of suite of resources designed to help playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists.  

Only active members or subscribers of the Guild may use the Resource Directory.

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    DGF’s programs help the American theater thrive by providing playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters with the resources they need to make dramatic change. This lifelong commitment to an artist’s growth is unique to our organization: we support both new creators and those who have already emerged.
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    For so many, the uncertainty and challenges of this year have had a severe impact on not only physical health, but mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn global attention to the importance of mental wellness. In DGF's conversations with dramatists during this time, we understand that financial restrictions have made prioritizing mental health and wellness out of reach for many. The Steven Schwartzberg Grants will provide writers $1,000 towards mental health services through Advekit, an online therapy platform.  This is the first mental health and wellness program through DGF, as we...
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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. Visit dgf.org/grants DGF also institutes several programs designed to meet you where you are as a writer and help bridge you to your full potential. For more information on any of these programs, visit dgf.org or email info@dgf.org.
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    For nearly 60 years, DGF's Emergency Grant program has provided support to writers facing hardships and listened to their needs. During the theatrical shutdown, 80% of those hardships were related to housing. As a result, we have created a specific application for those facing housing challenges that are widespread right now. DGF is committed to preventing eviction and displacement among theater writers and to help dramatists rebuild their lives during the pandemic recovery period. If you or a fellow writer could use financial support for outstanding mortgage and rent payments, sudden...
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    If you are a writer in need, we can help. DGF Emergency Grants provide financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters nationwide in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness. Visit dgf.org/grants DGF also institutes several programs designed to meet you where you are as a writer and help bridge you to your full potential. For more information on any of these programs, visit dgf.org or email info@dgf.org.
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