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Musical Theatre Factory Makers: Cohort 2
Laboratory is an artist residency program for interactive artists in Spokane, Washington. It offers funded residencies of 1-3 months, with housing, studio space, and a small stipend of $200 every month for artists to make new interactive work, research things, or learn new skills. Artists must put together at least one piece suitable for showing in a public exhibition.
MTF MAKERS is an 18-month residency that supports six teams of groundbreaking musical theater artists in the creation of new work. Through this inclusive community, MAKERS gather together at regular meetings to share work and support each other through feedback, collaboration, and discourse. In addition to meetings, MAKERS are given mentorship, education, and advocacy, and priority access to MTF’s assembly line suite of activities — each team is offered two slots in our 4×15 series and a fully-supported AEA developmental residency, plus access to other opportunities to show work in front of an audience. MAKERS are additionally supported with an out-of-town retreat, high-quality digital content creation, monthly stipends, free studio space, and dramaturgical support from the MTF artistic staff and Beehive Dramaturgy Studio.
MAKERS will also be invited to take part in and create MTF programming, including opportunities to host salons and teach workshops. 2 Makers teams (of women, non-binary and non-gender conforming folx) will be invited to attend the 5th Avenue’s First Draft Story Summit  for a chance to be commissioned by The 5th Avenue Theatre, and potentially other nationally renowned musical theatre development opportunities. 
  • Deadline:
    • March 5 2020 at 11:59pm – Applications due
    • June 13-14 2020 Finalist Interviews
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: September 2020-February 2022
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Contact: info@mtf.nyc
TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com,


The PIT Loft - Summer Series
The People’s Improv Theatre (The PIT) is looking for projects for The PIT Loft Summer Series. Plays, musicals, solo performance, etc. - projects both finalized and in-progress encouraged to submit! No idea or concept too big or too small.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Projects are ideally under 90 minutes in length. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Artistic Team.   
    • Projects are ideally without major scenic or storage requirements.  
    • Projects will perform within The PIT Loft's repertory schedule.   
    • Projects are ideally low tech. The PIT does have repertory lighting, sound equipment, and projection capability in all of our spaces.   
    • Artists are ideally located in NYC.   
    • The PIT provides the space; artist supplies any production cost. Productions can be Equity or Non-Equity; Artist must apply to AEA for appropriate permissions.  
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning
The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner.
  • Deadline: April 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: TMMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.
  • Categories: New Works, Dance, Choreography
  • Contact: info@jcal.org
Theater for the New City
Theater for the New City is accepting submissions for its Dream Up Festival 2020. The motto of the festival is “Dream Up: Invent, Concoct.” The festival is dedicated to new works. The question of the artist’s vision to free or attack the material will be asked in each application. The festival does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional way. Theater for the New City wants to use this festival as a way to push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads less traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must be imaginative in some way.
  • Deadline: March 29, 2020 (Early), May 17, 2020 (General)
  • Application Fee: $30 (Early), $40 (General)
  • Eligibility: The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and use of production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an inventive way.
  • Categories: New Works, Short Plays, Dance
  • Contact: tncdreamup@gmail.com
NY Summerfest 2020
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Summerfest 2020 festival competition.  Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons. Total cash prizes up to $8,000.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submissions Accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing. We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators.
  • Categories: Short plays, Full Length, One Act
  • Contact: NYsummerfest@gmail.com
Rave Theater Festival
Rave Theater Festival will take on its SECOND year, transforming talented, diverse emerging playwrights and theater companies into a fully produced Off Broadway production. Founded by Tony Award winning Producer, Ken Davenport (Once on This Island,  Groundhog Day, The Play That goes Wrong etc), last years writers, actors, and theater artists have gone onto producing their play into a TV pilot, premiered on Broadway, etc directly out of their work and Off Broadway Premiere through Rave Theater Festival. 
Got a brand new play, an immersive theater creation, or an emerging production company? Submit your work for the chance to be produced through Davenport Theatrical Enterprises for Rave Theater Festival 2020. We are looking for diverse, unique works from new musicals, immersive theatre, family friendly shows, riveting two handers, etc. We will be accepting work from artists of all ages.
  • Deadline: March 8th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $49
  • Eligibility: All artists are encouraged to apply.
  • Categories: Full Length
  • Contact: info@ravetheaterfestival.com
Nylon Fusion Theatre Company
The Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is taking submissions for its This Round’s On Us: Retrospect short play festival, which will happen in three stages!
RETROSPECT: The Best of Times (March 2020)
We have some success stories in history of the world. Explore one of them. Was it a success at the time or only in retrospect? Were they good for all or only some? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.
RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times (July 2020)
We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.
PROSPECT: The Future (November 2020)
Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!
Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness.
  • Deadline: The Worst of Times -- Due May 12th, 2020, The Future -- Due August 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to the email address below. Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.
  • Categories:  Short Plays
  • Contact: nylonsubmissions@gmail.com 
Freshwater Theatre
Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future. We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: info@freshwatertheatre.com


Live & In Color
Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience. The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this September at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.
  • Deadline: Submissions due March 1st, 2020. Extension of March 7th for Coalition Readers
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
      • The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts. 
    • PLAYS
      • The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors. 
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Address: Dennis@theatreincolor.org
  • Contact: info@theatreincolor.org
Athena Project
Athena Project--located in Denver, Colorado--is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, and cast for presentation. This PIP Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in the model of a Table Reading which includes approximately 3-5 hours of video conference time with the dramaturg, director, and playwright and 1.5 hours of readthrough/rehearsal before performance. The dramaturg will moderate a talkback following the public performance. Over the course of approximately April and May 2021, conferences will take place with rehearsal and presentation to take place in early June in Denver at a location to be determined.   
  • Deadline: April 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only ONE full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.
      • At Athena Project, we believe that “woman” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “woman” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum.  We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
    • Previously unproduced plays only. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised for the playwright to get the most from this opportunity.
    • Please provide a copy of a blind script and resume in PDF format.
  • Categories:  Full Length Plays
  • Contact: LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org
Langham Court Theatre
Langham Court Theatre in Victoria, Canada is hosting the world’s richest competition specifically for the writing of tragedy: the 2020 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. At stake is $11,100 (CDN) in prize money. The winning play will be workshopped in Victoria, Canada. A travel stipend is available. In addition, the winning play may be fully produced by Langham Court Theatre as a special event.    
  • Deadline: June 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: $49
  • Eligibility:
    • The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (henceforth ‘the Competition’) is open to one-act and multi-act plays, 90 – 120 minutes in length (not including intermission). Generally, a properly formatted play of this length will be 80 to 110 pages long. If your script is significantly outside these parameters, it is probably ineligible.
    • Playwrights may submit more than one script, but each script must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and entry form.
    • The Competition is open to writers of any nationality BUT all entries must be written in English.
    • The script must be original. Adaptations of other works will not be accepted with two exceptions:
      • 1) Adaptation of works that are in the public domain will be accepted; for instance, a contemporary adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy;
      • 2) Adaptation of works to which the author holds sole copyright will be accepted; for instance, a short story written by the author.
    • Musicals are eligible. Jurors will judge musicals on the basis of the libretto only. They will not have access to the music.
    • Scripts that have been professionally produced at the time of submission are NOT eligible. Any public performance for which production members have been paid beyond a token honorarium will be considered a professional production.
    • Scripts which have been commissioned are NOT eligible.
  • Categories:  Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals
  • Contact: tragedycompetition@gmail.com
Red Bull Theater
Red Bull Theater is seeking new work for the 10th Anniversary of its Short New Play Festival. Six short plays will be selected to be presented in staged readings alongside two plays by commissioned writers JEREMY O. HARRIS (Slave Play, Daddy) and THERESA REBECK (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Seminar) on Monday, July 20, 2020 in New York City.
  • Deadline: March 30th, 2020 at Noon: Deadline for All Submissions 
  • Application Fee: $10 Submission Fee
  • Eligibility: Each play must…
    • Be inspired by this year’s festival theme, Noël Coward’s classic comedy Private Lives.
    • Be relevant to Red Bull Theater’s mission of bringing new life to rarely seen classical plays.
    • Be no more than ten pages with 1 inch margins (excluding the title page and character list) in a font no smaller than 11pt. When read out loud the play should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
    • Be submitted electronically in PDF format only. Please use the exact title of the play as the name of the PDF file.
  • The play cannot…
    • Already be licensed through a professional licensing house.
    • Come from an author whose work has already been chosen for three prior festivals. 
  • Selected playwrights will receive…
    • A commissioning fee of $325.
    • A travel reimbursement of up to $400 to attend the festival rehearsal and performance on Monday, July 20 in New York City (receipts required).
    • Final script approval and will be consulted on choices for the shared ensemble cast that will be present for the reading.
    • Will have the optional opportunity to have their play published and licensed by Stage Rights as part of our Red Bull Shorts series.
  • Categories: Short Plays
  • Contact: https://www.redbulltheater.com/contact
Fresh Fruit Festival
The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 6 through 19 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues.
  • Deadline: Monday, February 10th Late Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 10th
  • Application Fee: Free ($35 late fee for submissions past Feb 10th- waved for coalition readers upon mentioning this listing) Eligibility: See THIS page 
  • Categories:  Full length plays; One-Act Plays; Choreographed Dance pieces; Thematic new Solo Shows, comedic or Dramas; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; Unimaginable . . . ? – Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes.
  • Contact: Exec@Freshfruitfestival.com
Panglossian Productions
What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussion/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org
Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full Length Plays
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
The Playthings Theatre
The Playthings Theatre is an LGBTQ+ Nonprofit seeking submission of new music for their gala fundraiser PlayFresh which will be performed Monday, April 13th at The Irish Repertory Theatre. Playthings is a family of storytellers who offer a voice to the LGBTQ+ community through classic and contemporary plays and musicals here in New York. PlayFresh is an opportunity for fresh voices to be spotlighted at an Off-Broadway Theatre, sung by Broadway's finest and hosted by drag royalty. Looking for solo, duo and group numbers written by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Deadline: March 6th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All artists are encouraged to apply.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: playthingstheatre@gmail.com
Rhino Theatre Group
Rhino Theatre Group is currently seeking new, ground-breaking and boundary-pushing one-act plays for inclusion in our 5th Annual One-Act Jamboree, which has become a favorite of our Rhino Theatre audiences.
We are based in Pompton Lakes, NJ.                                     
  • Deadline: March 6th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $20 Reading Fee
  • Eligibility: Our one-act jamboree is open to writers of all ages, stages, and locations around the world! We are ESPECIALLY seeking new one-act plays that one might consider ground-breaking or boundary-pushing  and that invite audiences to think deeper or feel more deeply about issues and topics in the play. We also encourage female and minority playwrights to submit their plays for consideration. However, our readings are blind, meaning the members of our panel are not made aware of the age, race, gender, nationality, and/or religion of the playwright during the reading and selection process of plays.
  • Categories: One Act
  • Contact: joann@rhinotheatre.com


Frozen (Broadway) - NYC EPA/Female Singers
Disney Theatrical Productions will be hosting an EPA for Equity actor/singers for future principal replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Frozen. Please prepare a brief, contemporary musical theatre song, along with a picture and resume. 
The EPA will be held on March 13th, 2020, from 9:30am-5:30pm. The location will be at Pearl Studios, at 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
Poor Yella Rednecks - NYC EPA
The Manhattan Theatre Club is holding an audition for its upcoming show, Poor Yella Rednecks. The story is about a young family’s attempt to put down roots in Arkansas, a place as different from Vietnam as it gets. The production, filled with infectious music and unexpected humor, will reunite critically acclaimed writer Qui Nguyen with director May Adrales for the next chapter in this highly entertaining and moving tale.
Auditions will be held on March 20th, 2020, from 9:30am-5:30pm. They will be located at the Actors' Equity New York Audition Center, over at 165 W 46th St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
  • Production Dates:  May 26th, 2020-July 19th, 2020
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: LORT Non-Rep $969/week
Present Perfect - Naples, FL EPA
Theatrezone Inc will be holding auditions for multiple roles for their upcoming musical, Present Perfect. Auditions will be held on March 28th, 2020 from 10am-5pm at the G&L Theatre, located at 13275 Livingston Rd Naples, FL 34109.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song and have a contrasting selection ready if asked. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance if asked. *Sides will be provided at the audition. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment. Please bring pictures and resume, stapled together.
Potomac Theatre Project - NYC EPA
The Potomac Theatre Project will be hosting an EPA for multiple roles in its production of Party Time by Harold Pinter, and for its production of Here We Go by Caryl Churchill. Auditions will be held on March 16th, 2020, from 9:30am-5:30pm. Auditions will be held at the Actors' Equity New York Audition Center, located at 165 W 46th St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
  • Production Dates: July 7th, 2020-August 2nd 2020
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: LOA $345/week
Audition Information
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Directors - Shakespeare In The Woods
Shakespeare in the Woods (SitW) is seeking East Coast based Directors of all identities for its second season, summer 2020, in Manchester, VT. SitW is an unconventional outdoor classical theatre festival. Each production seeks to deliver a professional caliber celebration of classical text through a modern and socially aware lens, all while embracing Vermont’s natural offerings. We encourage you to learn more about us & our missions at www.shakespeareinthewoodsvt.com !
The overarching theme of this season is War.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: 
    • BIPOC, LGBTQ+, womxn identifying, and non binary folx are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Interested candidates should email shakespeareinthewoodsvt@gmail.com with the subject DIRECTOR SUBMISSION.
    • Please include a resume and a cover letter that shares a bit about yourself, your experience with Shakespeare, and your creative ambitions for one of the season’s plays.
Artistic Director - CATCO
CATCO in Columbus, OH, invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. The next artistic director will guide CATCO into the next phase of the company’s rich artistic life in partnership with CATCO’s new Executive Director. A commitment to excellence, a spirit of joy and discovery, and a deep love of and knowledge of contemporary theatre will guide the new Artistic Director in clarifying the voice, brand, and style of CATCO’s season of plays for adult and young audiences. The new artistic director will concentrate efforts on CATCO’s mainstage season of plays and musicals for adult audiences while embracing and supporting a successful program of performances and educational opportunities for young people. That intersection of live theatre production and education has been an important definition of the CATCO experience, and the next Artistic Director will be expected to explore ways that enhance the intersection of production and education.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Demonstrated capacity to articulate a strong aesthetic and overall vision that inspires others.
    • A known breadth of interests and experience to explore a full range of theater, and especially in the world of exciting contemporary theater.
    • A proven leader who demonstrates a grasp of how artistic choice and the operational, financial, and producing elements of the theater must work together.
    • Artistic achievement as a stage director.
    • Prior experience in an institutional leadership role or at least oversight of important projects, will be strongly preferred (but not absolutely required).
    • A clear commitment to and appreciation of using theater to engage young people through training and performance.
Associate, Education Production - Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall seeks an Associate to join the Education Production team. Responsible for producing a variety of events across New York City, the U.S. and internationally, this position is part of the Weill Music Institute (WMI), Carnegie Hall's education and social impact arm. This position serves as the primary production supervisor for Future Music Project and Music Educators Workshops, working directly with faculty, artists, and participants to produce classes, workshops, concerts and multi-day conferences at Carnegie Hall and throughout the five boroughs. In addition, this position will also work in collaboration with the Manager and Assistant Director on larger-scale projects.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility: 
    • Stage management experience and a strong background in music, arts administration, and event production.
    • Knowledge of live audio, theatrical lighting and video playback.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently, delegate tasks while working as part of a team, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Experience with AutoCad, VectorWorks, ProTools or QLab a plus.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and travel as required.
    • Ability to lift at least 30lbs.
Manager, Productions & Operations - All Stars Project
The Manager of Production and Operations is a skilled production and project manager, with a working knowledge of theatre and event tech. This role will manage the day-to-day operation and technical aspects of a 31,500 sf performing arts center. The All Stars Project’s center for performance and youth development houses two to three theatrical productions a year, along with a full complement of programs, performance workshops and special events. The Manager, Production and Operations is responsible for the maintenance of technical equipment, and will work closely with All Stars Project staff members on all in-house special events and partnership productions. The Manager, Production and Operations, reports to the Director, Operations and Associate Managing Director. Salary will be set at $60,000 a year.
  • Position Type: Full Time, starting April 1st.
  • Eligibility: 
    • Understanding of poverty-related issues and a commitment to creating educational and developmental opportunities for inner-city youth in outside of school contexts.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to clearly articulate the All Stars mission and strategies to a broad range of people.
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
    • Strong project management skills to produce quality results in a timely manner.
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
    • Proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified work load.
    • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and motivated.
    • Strong intellectual curiosity.
    • Professional experience with all technical aspects of theatre, including but not limited to lighting, set construction, rigging, audio, and video.
    • Proven ability in maintaining high standards of safety and quality; strong set construction and rigging skills a plus.
    • Ability to create and read drawings and lighting plots.
    • Mac proficient; familiarity with VectorWorks, QLab and Adobe Creative Cloud a plus.
    • Must have flexibility in hours, including regular evening and weekend hours.
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Stage Manager - Work Light Productions
Work Light Productions is seeking a qualified Stage Manager for its upcoming tour of Ain’t Too Proud. Pay will be Tier D/$1137 minimum plus overage participation. 
First rehearsal date will be set around June 8th, 2020. The first performance will be on July 18th, 2020.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Eligibility: For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@wlpshows.com.
Sound Manager - Harvard University
Harvard University is seeking a Sound Manager for the Loeb Drama Center and other venues.  Responsibilities include: hiring, supervision and management of staff and contingent personnel, communicating with designers, stage management and other HODs, budgeting, scheduling, maintaining equipment, shop and stock, recommending and overseeing improvements to sound related work spaces, storage spaces and equipment. The Sound Manager will advise on sound needs of undergraduate productions. Pay will be set at around $61,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must have five years of theatrical work experience in sound.
    • At least two years in a management role & supervisory experience.
    • Strong knowledge of sound system design theory, patching, and troubleshooting.
    • Live mixing experience with musicals.
    • Understanding of safe rigging practices.
    • Knowledge of recording techniques and recording platforms.
    • Familiarity with a wide variety of mix consoles and wireless mics.
    • Proficiency with MIDI.
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
    • Class D driver's license.
    • Comfortable working at heights.
Lighting Supervisor - St. Ann’s Warehouse
Located in Brooklyn, NY, St. Ann’s Warehouse is looking for an experienced Lighting Supervisor to join its staff. The Lighting Supervisor is a key member of the production department, responsible for the lighting and electrical needs for all theatrical productions and events at St Ann’s Warehouse. The position reports directly to the Director of Production and Operations.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility:
    • At least three years diverse experience working as a Lighting Supervisor, Master Electrician, or similar, in professional dance, music and theater.
    • Practical knowledge of technical theater production best practices with an emphasis on lighting and rigging practices.
    • Strong knowledge of ETC lighting systems and equipment, including a working familiarity with EOS/ION consoles.
    • Strong knowledge of intelligent fixtures such as moving lights and scrollers, ETC Unison and Ethernet systems.
    • Strong knowledge of all aspects of theatrical lighting technologies and experience with a variety of luminaires, dimming and power distribution systems, control systems, L.E.D. technologies, and related electrical theory and practical skill.
    • AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks drafting skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience working with designers, stage management and other areas of production as well as supervising crews.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on their feet for long periods of time.
    • Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends as needed.
    • Familiarity with proper safety procedures and FDNY regulations for Places of Public Assembly as regards to lighting.
    • Previous experience with touring productions and international artists is a big plus.


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
The NEA is currently accepting grants from artists and organizations for the following year. 
  • Deadline: Grants for Individuals (March 11th, 2020), Grants for Organizations (February 13th, 2020)
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address: 
    • National Endowment for the Arts
      Name Office/Program
      400 7th Street, SW
      Washington, DC 20506-0001
  • Contact: 202-682-5400
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)
The NYC DCLA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.
They have many grants tailored to the needs of artists living and working in the city throughout the year.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address:
    • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
      31 Chambers Street
      New York, New York 10007
  • Contact: 212-513-9300
The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize
The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize will award $3,000 and a stage reading to a promising emerging woman, trans, or non-binary playwright in honor of a new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience.
The Prize is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and venture capitalist Patty Abramson. Plays must not have been produced, but a future professional production (outside of the DC metro region) may be scheduled. Eligible playwrights must not have had more than two productions at LORT or off-Broadway theaters (multiple productions of the same play will be counted) but may have been produced at other professional theaters. Submitted plays will be read by a committee of Theater J staff and collaborators. A winner will be announced in the fall of 2020.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: For the purposes of this award, all plays must be works where Jewish identity, history, or culture plays a critical role. If a playwright has received two or fewer full productions of their plays at LORT or off-Broadway theaters, they are eligible for the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000 and a stage reading at Theater J). Multiple productions of the same play will be counted toward the total number of productions in either award.off-Broadway theaters (or any productions on Broadway).
  • Address: 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Contact: 202-777-3210
SubletSeries@HERE Program
This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address: HERE 145 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212-647-0202
Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006


2021 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Application
Sokoloff Arts is based in Town Stages a 10,000 sqft event venue in Tribeca creating a home for all of your occasions. Offering state-of-the-art technology, amenities, and accommodations—fully included in our pricing with no hidden fees—our team is here to make your dreams a reality and make you feel at home in our Town.
Since 2012, Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to building accessible space and developing work.
Part residency, part incubator, and part home base, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship at Town Stages offers you the ultimate creative freedom to under our roof and beyond.
If you are elevating work in some intersection of arts, business, civics and social justice, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship can  provide space, perspective, and opportunity to support your process.
We foster an environment where all are welcome, systemic and institutional norms are challenged, and new pathways can flourish. We encourage those who feel silenced, marginalized, or otherwise “other-ed” to share their experience and encourage those with privilege to work to unpack and dismantle privilege - so all can remain invested in conversation and community.
  • Deadline: September 4th, 2020
  • Application Fee: None
  • When: 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Contact: 212-634-7690
Vermont Studio Center
Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States. Each month the Center hosts over 50 writers and artists from across the country and around the world.
The residencies take place on a historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, and run for between 2 and 12 weeks.
  • Deadline: February 15th, June 15th, October 1st
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 4-8 weeks, depending on the artist's project
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address: Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl Street, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
  • Contact: info@vermontstudiocenter.org
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers year-round residencies of between two and eight weeks in Nebraska City. Open to writers, visual artists, and music composers worldwide, each resident receives accommodation, studio space, and a $100 per week stipend. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year.
There are two deadlines each year: March 1st for residencies taking place between July and December, and September 1st for residencies between January and June.
  • Deadline: March 1st for July and December 2020, September 1st for January and June 2021
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: July and December 2020, January and June 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address: KHN Center for the Arts 801 Third Corso Nebraska City, NE 68410
  • Contact: 402.874.9600
Kalamalka Press Writer-in-Residence Program
Kalamalka Press Writer-in-Residence Program takes place at Caetani Cultural Centre in British Columbia, Canada, and is open to emerging and established writers in any genre. The residency includes four weeks of accommodation and studio space, with the possibility of extended stay, as well as an honorarium. Writers are responsible for their own transportation, food, and supplies. Residencies usually take place in October.
  • Deadline: March 2020
  • Application Fee: $50
  • When: October 1st-31st 2020
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address: 7000 College Way Vernon, BC, V1B 2N5 
  • Contact: info@kalamalkapress.ca
Gladstone’s Library Writers in Residence
Built in 1902, Gladstone’s Library is the UK’s only residential library. Four residencies are offered each year with each writer staying at the Library for a month. The Writers in Residence are asked to keep a blog about their stay, as well as running a creative writing workshop. Residents receive full room and board, reimbursement for travel expenses and a small stipend of £100 per week.
  • Deadline: March 13th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address: Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
  • Contact: enquiries@gladlib.org
Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project provides four residencies a year to writers living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in Orlando, Florida, in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of US$1000 are included.
  • Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $35
  • When: 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address:
    • The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
      P. O. Box 547477
      Orlando, FL 32854
  • Contact: kerouacproject@gmail.com
Norton Island Residency
The Norton Island Residency is located in a remote, rustic wilderness in Maine, halfway between Mount Desert National Park and Campobello Island. A committee of independent jurors will select 16 writers (from fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction) for inclusion in the program which runs in June and July. If accepted, a $125 residency fee is payable, though a small number of scholarships are available.
  • Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $35
  • When: 
    • Session 1, June 15-26 2020
    • Session 2, July 13-24, 2020
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists.
  • Address:
    • Stephen Dunn, Chairman
      Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation
      481 Old Long Ridge Rd
      Stamford, CT 06903
  • Contact: nortonisland@easternfrontier.com
Varuna’s Writing Fire, Writing Drought Fellowships
The Writing Drought Fellowships will be awarded to five Australian writers from regional NSW and outer-western. The aim is to support writers to develop new work in response to the drought and bushfire crisis. Each fellowship includes a one-week residential fellowship at Varuna, uninterrupted time to write in a own private studio and all meals.
  • Deadline: March 27th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $65
  • When: July 27th-August 3rd 2020
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists.
  • Address: 141 Cascade Street, Katoomba NSW 2780
  • Contact: varuna@varuna.com.au
Ireland Funds Monaco Residential Bursaries
The Ireland Funds Monaco Residential Bursaries have been established to enable literary and academic writers born or living in Ireland to pursue a current project during a one-month residency at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Recipients receive flights, accommodation, a weekly subsistence payment and a €1300 honorarium.
  • Deadline: March 30th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: March 2021 or October 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists.
  • Address:
    • Hannah Brogan
      The Ireland Funds
      Denshaw House
      121-122 Baggot Street Lower
      Dublin 2
  • Contact: hbrogan@irelandfunds.org
Hugo House
The Hugo House is located in Seattle. Its writer-in-residence program offers private writing offices and a monthly stipend of $500 per month for a period of nine months. Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (e.g., developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in helping writers become better writers and fostering an appreciation of the craft.
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: September 15th, 2020-June 15th, 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists.
  • Address: 1634 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
  • Contact: robarnold@hugohouse.org
Laboratory (Spokane)
Laboratory is an artist residency program for interactive artists in Spokane, Washington. It offers funded residencies of 1-3 months, with housing, studio space, and a small stipend of $200 every month for artists to make new interactive work, research things, or learn new skills. Artists must put together at least one piece suitable for showing in a public exhibition.
  • Deadline: Applications for Summer residencies begin in March 2020
  • Application Fee: $5
  • When: Year round
  • Eligibility: Laboratory offers two tracks for all eligible applicants:
    • The Production Track. “This track is focused on making something cool, interesting, and aesthetically pleasing. That project you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the time? This is the track for that. In your application, we’ll basically want you to describe what you want to build. Include a preliminary idea of the technologies you want to use and an initial schedule and/or timeline for your projects implementation. Please build in 2 weeks of buffer into your schedule, that is your schedule should be 2 weeks shorter than your intended period of residency.”
    • The Research Track. “The research track is for people wanting to push forward the field of interactive art – this can mean lots of things, but overall, this is the track for you if you’re wanting to create new techniques, hack together new tools, or explore novel ways of interaction. Basically, if you’re looking to do anything that looks into ‘what is interaction’, ‘how can we make the world more interactive’, or ‘how do people react to interactive art’, we’d love to help you find some answers. For this track in particular it is important for us to have a clear understanding of your particular skill set. Your portfolio and and well documented examples of your previous work and/or progress is essential when applying for this track. We are especially interested in your previous research experience and any background research that pertains to your proposal. Depending on the nature of your work it may be useful to include a brief bibliography, works cited, and a list of the frameworks you intend to use.”
  • Contact: kryston@laboratoryspokane.com
ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lobão da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
    2075 Johnson Rd.
    Carlisle, KY 40311


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NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.


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