Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers. We sponsor educational programs; provide awards, grants, and stipends; offer free space to create new works; and give emergency aid to writers in need. By supporting and nurturing the creators of today, we protect the stories of tomorrow.

The Dramatists Guild Foundation's (DGF) Housing Assistance Grants are one-time awards that assist professional dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists) with housing expenses accrued as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. DGF is committed to preventing eviction and displacement among theater writers and to help dramatists rebuild their lives during the pandemic recovery period.

Theater writers should apply for immediate financial assistance with the following: outstanding mortgage and rent payments, sudden increases to rent prices, overdue utility bills, outstanding costs related to moving, or credit card debt related to any of the aforementioned reasons. 

If you hold a minimum of $15,000 in your combined bank accounts, we kindly ask that you refrain from applying at this time.


Please note: DGF's eligibility restrictions have recently changed. Applicants who have previously been awarded a DGF Emergency Grant and meet new eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to this program.Dramatists who are currently unhoused or are seeking financial assistance for non-arrears related hardships are encouraged to apply to DGF's Emergency Grant program . 

Dramatists seeking funding for mental health and wellness practices are encouraged to apply to DGF's Steven Schwartzberg Grant for Mental Health and Wellness

DGF serves all dramatists based in the United States, regardless of their immigration status. 

 * indicates a required question. If you are new to this application system, you will receive an email from Submittable confirming your account.


Esta forma está dirigida a escritos, compositores, liricistas y libretistas que deseen solicitar ayuda económica por parte de Dramatist Guild Foundation para cubrir los gastos de cualquier situación ocasionada por la tormenta invernal Uri. 

Estas subvenciones no estarán sujetas a impuestos en los estados donde se haya aprobado una Declaración de Emergencia.

This form is for dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists) to apply for emergency financial assistance from the Dramatists Guild Foundation due to Covid-19 related circumstances. 

Please note: DGF's eligibility restrictions have recently changed. Applicants who have previously been awarded one DGF Emergency Grant and meet new eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to this program. 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 from re-applying or applying at this time.

Dramatists seeking funding for mental health and wellness practices are encouraged to apply to DGF's Steven Schwartzberg Grant for Mental Health and Wellness.

DGF serves all dramatists based in the United States, regardless of their immigration status.


Esta forma está dirigida a dramaturgos, compositores, liricistas y libretistas que deseen solicitar ayuda económica por parte de Dramatist Guild Foundation para cubrir los gastos de cualquier situación ocasionada por la pandemia de COVID-19.

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 theater 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 your reach.

Please complete this form to receive $1,000 toward therapy through Advekit, courtesy of DGF.

Please note: DGF's eligibility restrictions have recently changed. Applicants who have previously been awarded one Schwartzberg Grant for Mental Health and Wellness  and meet new eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to this program. At this time, DGF asks that applicants who have received two Schwartzberg Grants wait to reapply.

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.

DGF serves all dramatists based in the United States, regardless of their immigration status.

Please note, * indicates a required question. If you are new to this application system, you will receive an email from Submittable confirming your account.

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