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 . 

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

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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. If you have previously received a DGF Emergency Grant 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 at this time.

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.

Las subvenciones de ayuda para vivienda del Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) son becas de una sola ocasión para ayudar a  escritores teatrales profesionales  (dramaturgos, liricistas, compositores, libretistas) con gastos de vivienda acumulados a causa  de la pandemia del COVID-19. DGF está comprometido a evitar que los escritores de Teatro sufran evicción o desplazamiento, así como a ayudar a dichos dramaturgos a rehacer sus vidas durante el periodo de recuperación de la pandemia.

Los escritores teatrales en las condiciones mencionadas a continuación, podrán solicitar ayuda financiera inmediatamente: Pagos de hipoteca o renta pendientes, incrementos repentinos de renta, pagos de servicios atrasados, deuda por gastos de mudanza, o deuda de tarjetas de crédito por cualquiera de las causas anteriores.

Por favor tenga en cuenta que las restricciones de elegibilidad han cambiado recientemente. Los solicitantes que hayan recibido una subvención anteriormente, podrán volver a solicitarla si cumplen con los requisitos actuales. Aquellos dramaturgos que por el momento no cuenten con un hogar o que busquen ayuda no relacionada con la vivienda, podrán aplicar a las Subvenciones de Emergencia DGF.

A los escritores teatrales que busquen ayuda para salud y bienestar mental se les recomienda que apliquen a Steven Schwartzberg Grant for Mental Health and Wellness  De DGF.

DGF atiende a todos los escritores teatrales en los Estados Unidos de América sin importar estatus de inmigración.

*Indica que es una pregunta requerida. Si usted es nuevo en este sistema recibirá un correo de Submittable para confirmar su cuenta.

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