7/22/2020

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COVID-19 Financial Assistance & Resources



Artist Relief - Cycle IV

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

  • Deadline: July 22nd, 2020

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: 

    • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience.

    • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    • 21 years of age or older.

    • Provide a W9 and Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)—we will collect this information after you’ve been notified of your selection.

    • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years.

    • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners.

    • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: info@artistrelief.org

  • Application Information

The Actor’s Fund

To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Please note, while some of the funds are for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help from The Actors Fund. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.

Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: 

    • Based on current financial need (inability to pay next two month’s bills).

    • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000 (please note that income from teaching does not qualify).

    • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year.

  • Address:

    • The Actor’s Fund National Headquarters

      729 7th Ave 10th floor

      New York, NY 10019

  • Contact: 

    • New York City: 800.221.7303

    • Chicago: 312.372.0989

    • Los Angeles: 888.825.0911

  • Application Information

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help. 

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All BIPOC artists who need financial assistance during this crisis are encouraged to apply.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: info@aacdmv.org

  • Application Information 

The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Emergency Grant

Playwrights, composers, librettists and lyricists who have had a full professional show cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 are eligible for a $2,500 emergency grant.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: A playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist who has had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway full production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: kate@bretnpaulfoundation.org

  • Application Information

DGF Emergency Grant for Writers

DGF is processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All writers in need are encouraged to apply.

  • Address:

    • Claire Hackett

      Dramatists Guild Foundation

      417 Myrtle Ave Suite 34

      Brooklyn, NY 11205

  • Contact: applications@dgf.org

  • Application Information

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip-Based Workers

Glad Day Bookshop has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All LBBTQ2S artists, performers, & tip-based workers are encouraged to apply.

  • Address: 

    • Glad Day Bookshop

      499 Church Street

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Contact: michael@gladday.ca

  • Application Information

League of Professional Theatre Women Emergency Loan Fund

The League of Professional Theatre Women is offering full members of the League, in good standing, access to an emergency loan fund.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Full members of the League who are in good standing and are in financial need.

  • Address:

    • League of Professional Theatre Women

      520 8th Avenue 24th Floor

      New York, NY 10018

  • Contact: 888.297.3117 x1

  • Application Information

Musicians Foundation

The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All musicians in need are encouraged to apply.

  • Address:

    • Musicians Foundation

      875 Sixth Avenue Suite 2303

      New York, New York 10001

  • Contact: info@musiciansfoundation.org

  • Application Information

SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund & SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund 

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have a COVID-19 Disaster Fund to provide urgent financial support to SAG-AFTRA members and families affected by this global pandemic.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All SAG-AFTRA members in need are encouraged to apply.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/emergency-assistance-contact/

  • Application Information

Project Submissions 



The Woodward/Newman Drama Award

The Woodward/Newman Drama Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, remembering the many great dramas Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman performed in together.

It presents the best unpublished full-length drama of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of the BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. Submissions for the 2021-22 competition must be submitted by Dec 1, 2020.

  • Deadline: December 1st, 2020

  • Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee

  • Eligibility:

    • “Full-length” plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).

    • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission.

    • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email.

    • Your email should include the following: Tell us you are submitting to the Woodward Newman Drama Competition, your name, phone number, the name of your play, and how you are paying the $10 administrative fee

    • Attach a PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order: Title page with author name, synopsis (1 page or less), character list/breakdown, production history for the play—include readings and productions, a brief bio of the playwright, full script, submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest, plays submitted in previous years will be accepted, two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.  

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Theatre

  • Contact: literarymanager@newplays.org

  • Submission Information

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 Worst of Times (August 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 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 

  • Submission Information

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

  • Submission Information

Play Submissions 



Gay4Detroit Festival

The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed at their annual Gay4Detroit Festival (previously the GPS Festival) in September 2020. The Detroit-area’s only LGBTQ+ short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure.

  • Deadline: July 31st, 2020

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: The plays submitted should have a performance time of 30 minutes or less and deal directly with issues or characters that are identified as LGBTQ+, or contain a queer sensibility. In addition, this year the scripts must exclusively be one- or two-person shows that deal specifically with the quarantine and/or the pandemic.

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Theatre

  • Contact: theRingwald@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

 The Yale Drama Series

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2021 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, Paula Vogel. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2020

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays, with a minimum of 65 pages. Plays with less than 65 pages will not be considered. Translations, musicals, and children's plays are not accepted. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.  Only manuscripts authored by one playwright are eligible. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered. Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission. Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Theatre

  • Contact: yaledramaseries@yale.edu

  • Submission Information

NY WinterFest 2021

Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest 2021 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 $7,000. 

  • 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: NYwinterfest@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival 2021

We would like to invite Black playwrights, theatre-makers, and composers to submit their new scripts to BBTF for a spot in our 2021 Winter Festival at Theatre Row in Manhattan. We’ve waived both our $25 Reader Fee for all submissions and the $1000 Acceptance Fee, if your play or musical is selected.

  • Deadline: September 6th, 2020

  • Application Fee: $25; *Free for Black Artists

  • Eligibility: Musicals: Max 120 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission. Straight plays: Max 90 minutes in length; min 60 minutes with no intermission. This is an opportunity EXCLUSIVE TO BLACK ARTISTS.

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

  • Contact: hello@broadwayboundfestival.com

  • Submission Information

Middle/High School Plays by BIPOC Playwrights

Theatrefolk Inc. is seeking one-act Middle School & High School play submissions by BIPOC playwrights for immediate publication. Our mission is to represent student voices and to let students know they are not alone. It has been made clear where we have succeeded and where we have failed in this pursuit. We want to do better. It’s crucial that students know there are playwrights out there speaking directly to them and for them.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Plays must be contemporary, feature characters that are of Middle School and High School age, and have simple staging requirements. Although not required, plays that can be performed online or in a social distancing scenario will receive more productions.

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

  • Contact: submissions@theatrefolk.com

  • Submission Information

Fire Escape Plays

The New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats. 

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances onto the fire escape and no physical contact. All submissions must comply with this.

  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals

  • Contact: njrep@njrep.org

  • Submission Information

Project Y Theatre Company

Project Y is now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two characters, or more. Context is key -- there must be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.

This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes. All plays chosen for production will receive a stipend for their work.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let's make some new work for this new world.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC. 

  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals

  • Contact: info@projectytheatre.org

  • Submission Information

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 discussions/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

  • Submission Information

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: 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, New Plays

  • Contact: 212.421.1380

  • Submission Information

Onstage 



4TH WALL THEATRE COMPANY 2020-21 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (Deadline 07/03/20)

The 4th Wall Theatre Company in Houston, TX is seeking Equity video submissions for its 2020-21 season. Prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, or a short scene not to exceed three minutes total in length. If submitting a scene, only the auditioning actor should appear in the video (scene partner should be off-camera.) Include a slate at the end of the video identifying the auditioner and material. Submit video auditions along with their resumes and headshots to info@4thwalltheatreco.com.

  • Production Dates: 08/20-06/21

  • Union: AEA

  • Pay: SPT $309 weekly minimum (SPT Cat. 2)

  • Audition Information

FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE 2020-21 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (DEADLINE 07.10.20)

The Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, FL is seeking Equity video submissions for it’s 2020-21 season. Please prepare one or two brief monologues, or if you are a singer interested in one or both musicals, a monologue, and a 16-32 bar cut. If you’re auditioning for I LOVE A PIANO, please accompanying yourself on the piano if possible.

  • Production Dates: 2020-2021

  • Union: AEA

  • Pay: LOA 2020-21 salary pending (2019-20 weekly minimum was $682). Housing provided for out-of-town performers.

  • Audition Information

THEATRE THREE 2020-21 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (DEADLINE: 07/14/20)

Theatre Three in Dallas, TX is seeking Equity video submissions for it’s 2020-21 season. Actors should prepare a 3-minute audition consisting of either 2 contrasting monologues OR 1 monologue and 32 bars. Videos should be submitted via file a sharing service like WeTransfer, Dropbox, Hightail, etc. Files should be .mov or .mp4, under 100 MB 640x480 VGA. Do not include title cards. Please slate at the beginning of the audition. All actors must provide a digital headshot and resume in addition to their video submission.

A DRY WIND IN A DESERT PLACE - NEW YORK SUBMISSIONS

The play is an imagination of the take over of The Lafarge Cement, a French company here turned American, which was captured by ISIS in 2014. The play exposes corporate fraud and its consequences to the Syrian Civil War. 

  • Production Dates: Dates depend on the current Covid-19 crisis and when congregation will be allowed.

  • Union: AEA

  • Pay: Staged Reading Code; $50.00 for a rehearsal and reading.

Audition Information

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Backstage



Syracuse Stage - Lead Teaching Artist

Syracuse Stage seeks a Lead Teaching Artist with excellent interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, and the vision to see the path through complicated and nuanced situations. The Lead Teaching artist, in collaboration with Syracuse Stage Education staff, will be responsible for creating unit outlines for teaching artist teams for K-8 students. The Lead Teaching artist must be enthusiastic about working with children and young teens, and must demonstrate a commitment to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through designing tools to provide arts enrichment. The Lead Teaching Artist will work towards the long-term success of the program, looking forward to anticipating program needs and the best path forward. 

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility:

    • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;

    • Mastery of and enthusiasm for artistic subjects;

    • Evidence of self-motivation and ability to collaborate and lead

    • Bachelor’s degree is required

    • Minimum of three years teaching experience in an urban public school

    • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. 

  • Application Information

Development Fellow - 2020-21 SEASON

The Vineyard Theatre is seeking to hire a Development Fellow for its 2020-21 season. The Development Fellowship is a 20-hour per week, paid position designed to serve as a bridge between educational and professional settings by providing firsthand experience in contributing revenue generation for an Off-Broadway non-profit theatre. An integral part of the Development team, the Development Fellow will help the Development department reach its $1.1M fundraising goal for the 2020-2021 season.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with donors and artists and join professional development seminars and industry networking events. The Fellow is expected to commit to work September 8, 2020 – July 16, 2021 with a schedule to be mutually agreed upon during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm), with occasional work on nights and weekends as necessary.

Vineyard Theatre’s offices are closed through the Summer, and the date of our office’s re-opening in the Fall is to be determined. It is likely that the Fellow will be trained and begin their work digitally, but candidates will be expected to be present in New York when the office re-opens. This date will be announced in advance, and the Fellow will be given reasonable time to make return travel plans if they begin the Fellowship from outside of the city.

The ideal candidate has relevant experience working in an office setting, pays close attention to detail, has strong organizational skills, has excellent written and verbal communication, and is a self-motivated worker. Candidates must be able to carry at least 15 pounds and navigate stairs comfortably.

As a member of Theatre Communications Group and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Vineyard Theatre employees enjoy free access to professional development seminars and webinars on a variety of topics, roundtable discussions with peers at other theatres, access to publications and information resources for the theatre field, as well as complimentary tickets to productions at The Vineyard and select performances at our peer theatres.

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility: Candidate should be proficient with MS Office and Google Apps. Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and/or Point of Sale (POS) systems is a big plus. Past work experience in any customer service oriented position is valued. A successful applicant will be able to articulate a history of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. Compensation is $15/hour.

  • Application Information

The Drama League - Marketing & Communications Director

Reporting jointly to the Artistic Director (AD) and Executive Director (ED), the Marketing and Communications Director (MCD) is a full-time exempt position located in the Drama League’s center in New York City.  This position supports the mission, programs, and public events of The Drama League by designing, executing, and overseeing compelling messaging in the following avenues: marketing, publicity, advertising, web, social media, membership, ticket sales, and brand awareness.  The Marketing and Communications Director will launch a new marketing and communications team of a small but growing arts nonprofit with an acclaimed history of support services for the professional theater field.

The Drama League opens doors for exceptional stage directors by providing time, resources, and space to work without restriction, while augmenting skills through personalized training, production opportunities, and professional development.

  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent

  • Eligibility: 

    • A bachelor's degree in marketing, arts administration, business administration, or a relevant field is required.

    • Successful candidates will have had significant experience (+7 years) in non-profit arts marketing, exhibiting a history of increasing responsibility and success.

    • Experience in the New York City market, and in its theatre industry, is a plus.

    • Fluency in databases, web, and the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

  • Application Information

Bristol Riverside Theatre - Technical Director

Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA is a mid-sized regional theatre whose mission is to engage audiences and artists alike with exceptional performances, inspired writing, and superior productions that motivate us to think harder, to feel more deeply, to laugh more joyfully, and to reflect on ourselves and the world in which we live. 

To realize our goals to produce first-rate theatrical productions, we seek a highly driven, resourceful, collaborative, and strategy-minded Technical Director who is passionate about theatre and who is committed to moving the art form forward. The Technical Director will manage and oversee all technical aspects of production including, but not limited to, scenery construction, installation, implementation, removal, rigging and crew supervision. The Technical Director will supervise 5 mainstage productions and 4 concerts annually, and may also be called upon for coordination and technical assistance for presented events throughout the year. The Technical Director is expected to demonstrate strong management skills, collaborate with artistic staff, multi-task, meet deadlines, and exercise independent judgment. This position is supervised by and reports directly to the Production Manager.

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility:

    • MFA in technical direction or 5 years of proven experience.

    • Minimum of 2 years of employment at a professional theatre working in a technical capacity.

    • Proven experience as a staff leader.

    • Strong collaborative communication skills.

    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

    • Strong organizational skills.

  • Application Information

San Francisco Opera - Associate Director of Marketing

The San Francisco Opera is seeking an Associate Director of Marketing to oversee and develop critical strategic and tactical elements of marketing and sales, maximize the total revenue from both new and established opera patrons, and increase attendance for all audience cohorts.

  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent

  • Eligibility: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising or arts administration from an accredited college or university (preferred) or equivalent work experience.

    • Minimum five to seven (5-7) years of arts marketing-related work experience.

    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of advertising and marketing disciplines including marketing systems, ticketing, and subscription based sales, and content marketing.

    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.

    • Demonstrate creativity, an innovative spirit, initiative, strong problem resolution, sense of humor, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

    • Familiarity with ticketing systems and strategies and box office procedures.

    • Proficient in Microsoft programs. Ability to learn other software programs as needed. Familiarity with Tessitura ticketing software or other types of customer database, as well as Adobe Creative Suites and EpiServer or other types of CMS system is a plus.

    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present effectively internally and externally.

    • Schedule flexibility and willingness to work some nights and weekends for events and performance duty as needed.

    • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and appearance.

    • Ability to take initiative and work independently.

    • Must be able to set priorities; coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; meet firm deadlines.

    • Exemplary diplomacy, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

    • Knowledge of opera / performing arts preferred.

    • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

  • Application Information

Caveat - Social Media & Community Manager

Caveat has moved all its live entertainment online - we’re now live streaming 6-7 nights a week, and growing our audience far outside the NYC area. We’re looking for a social media & community manager to join our team full-time, and grow with us no matter what the future holds!

Caveat is a venue in NYC’s Lower East Side that puts on the best in smart entertainment! Our comedy, theater, music, lectures, & live podcast recordings all have one thing in common - they’ll leave you a little bit smarter...and a little bit drunker! Founded by a theoretical physicist & a Shakespeare director, Caveat shows combine the best of entertainment with the most fascinating, unexpected information. It’s a haven for the social nerd - and you will DEFINITELY leave each show with a new, nerdy obsession.

  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent

  • Eligibility: 

    • 3+ years of social media management experience.

    • Experience managing Mailchimp newsletters.

    • Video editing & graphic design capability (please provide links/uploads of graphics you’ve made & short social videos you’ve edited/shot).

    • Ability to work weekends (Tues - Sat), and occasional evenings (to live-tweet certain shows, etc).

    • Comfortable working with a small team (currently 5 people), troubleshooting problems in real time, ideating directly with co-founders, & adapting to pivots & changes to goals nimbly.

    • Ability to write fun, irreverent, compelling copy (please provide writing samples).

    • Enjoy creating & expanding a community of creative, smart people.

  • Application Information

Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company - Executive Director

Quintessence of Dust (QOD) is hiring a part-time Executive Director to join the Artistic Director in leadership and growth of the organization. The Executive Director will manage all aspects of the organization’s business operations, including marketing/communications, finance, development, and partnerships. As QOD is a new organization, the primary focus of the Executive Director is institutional growth, through financial planning and development/fundraising.

Quintessence of Dust (qodtheatre.org) is a Fractured Atlas fiscally sponsored theatre company, which produces theatrical creations that ask challenging questions, inspire exploration and passion, expose the taboo, and give voice to the underrepresented, through the lens of mental health. In December 2019, Quintessence of Dust produced a site-appropriate performance of the music Fun Home, in a funeral home, starring Tony Award nominees Jenn Colella, Caitlin Kinnunen, Kate Baldwin, and Will Swenson.

  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent

  • Eligibility: 

    • 5 years experience in arts management, development, and/or marketing.

    • Passion for mental health advocacy through the arts.

    • Ability to work independently.

    • A demonstrated track record of success with institutional development and donor engagement.

    • Experience in grant writing.

    • Social media fluency.

  • Application Information

Funding Opportunities 



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

  • Application Information 

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 Program

      145 Sixth Ave

      New York, NY 10013

  • Contact: 212.647.0202

  • Application Information

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

  • Contact: info@annenberg.org

  • Application Information

Residencies 



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

  • Address: 

    • Town Stages

      221 West Broadway

      New York, NY 10013

  • Contact: 212.634.7690

  • Application Information

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

  • Application Information

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

  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com

  • Application Information

Other Resources 


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