Dramatists Guild Foundation

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American Theater by supporting the writers who create it.

DGF supports playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers by sponsoring educational programs, offering space to create new works, and providing emergency aid to writers in need. Their work ensures that the art form of theater can thrive, because nurturing and protecting the creators of today guarantees the stories of tomorrow.

To apply for a grant or program, reserve the Music Hall, or to learn more, please visit dgf.org or email info@dgf.org.

To help support writers, please visit dgf.org/donate.

To learn more about DGF’s programs, grants and projects or to donate to the foundation, please visit dgf.org.

DGF’s programs are designed to meet writers where they are, and help bridge them to their full potential:

  • DGF’s Fellows program, led by Michael Korie, Larry O’Keefe, and Diana Son, nurtures ten emerging writers as they develop full length plays and musicals.
  • DGF’s Traveling Masters program brings award-winning writers into communities across the nation for free events and masterclasses on writing.
  • For over 50 years, DGF has administered Emergency Grants that provide financial aid to writers in serious need. They are available to playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers.
  • The most in-demand program at DGF is the Music Hall. This luxurious space, complete with piano, music stands, A/V equipment, and much more, is available for any writer to reserve as a rehearsal or workroom free of charge.
  • Writers Alliance Grants, DGF’s newest program, are an evolution of their previous non-profit theater grants. WAGs provide 10 theaters with two gifts of $5,000 each, one stipulated toward one of the theater’s productions, and one that goes directly to the writer of that production.
  • DGF’s documentary series, Legacy Project, brings America’s most exciting and esteemed writers together in conversation and preserves their insights for future generations. Volume III of the series is available to watch for free at youtube.com/DGFdn.