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Women Center Stage: The Next 25 

The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring.  Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.  For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater.  This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more. Women Center Stage: The Next 25.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline:November 20 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.

  • 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).

  • Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.

  • We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).

  • Work can be in any format or genre.

  • You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Address:85 Delancey Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002 

o Contact:212-925-1806   

o Submission Information


The Woodward/Newman Drama Award 

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen. It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. Submissions for the 2022-23 competition must be submitted by Dec 1, 2021.

o When/Where: Bloomington, IN  

o Deadline:December 1

o Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee 

o Eligibility:We are currently accepting submissions for the 2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award. The winner and finalists will be announced by June 2022. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production.

  • “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 (independently published is acceptable).

  • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email. Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org

  • Your email should include the following: 

    • Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play

    • Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee 

      • Agent submitted scripts require no fee.

      • If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email

      • If you have paid via Paypal on our website, indicate your confirmation number and the email address used.

      • Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404 Attach a SINGLE PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order: 

      • Title page with author name

      • Synopsis (1 page or less). Please list the genre at the top (comedy, drama, etc.)

      • 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.

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Address:107 West 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404

o Contact:literarymanager@newplays.org

o Submission Information 


3GT Innovators Series 

3Girls Theatre seeks submissions for the Innovators Series on a year-round rolling basis. We are looking for women playwrights and/or women-led theater companies with experimental projects in early stages of development. The 3GT Innovators Series supports theater makers as they develop their work, providing development and production resources. 3GT also offers platforms for sharing their work with different communities, including Innovators Happy Hours at Google Community Space, which combine in-development “scratch” performances with a party atmosphere and networking opportunities for trailblazing peers from across San Francisco.

o When/Where: San Francisco, CA 

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Identify as a woman theater artist OR be a women-led theater company (women must feature prominently in leadership roles, though not necessarily exclusively)

- Live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area

- Create performances that challenge formal convention and push thematic boundaries

- Commit to one 30min "scratch" performance at Google Community Space

- Commit to attending the Happy Hour scratch performances of other Innovators (no more than 4/year)

o Categories:(New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

o Address:​ 034 Kearny St San Francisco  CA 94133

o Contact:zach@3girlstheatre.org

o Submission Information 


Stay True Theatre Company

Stay True Theatre Company is a small theatre company based in New York City, founded in Summer 2019 in honor of World Pride by Andrew Victor Myers and Morgan Bartholick, following a one-off production benefitting Gay Men's Health Crisis. In 2020, Anne Karyna Bakan joined the administrative staff as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Together, Andrew and Anne strive to produce and support work that embodies the vast medley of identities and groups that comprise the entire LGBTQIA+ community. At Stay True Theatre Company, we pride ourselves on creating, producing, and performing pieces of theatre by, for, and with the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in staying true to who we are, and expressing identity through the arts opens the doors to understanding, acceptance and community.     

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:We are always accepting submissions for new work written by LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Send a PDF of your play, musical, devised manual or other written work. 

o Categories:New Works, theatre, imusica, comedy

o Contact:staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


The Pit

The People’s Improv Theatre takes open submissions year round for theatre, stand-up, sketch comedy, performance art, dance, improv troupes etc. 

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Must be between 45-75 min

o Categories:New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

o Address:123 E 24th st, New York, NY 10010

o Contact:info@thepit-nyc.com

o 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. 

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:Short Plays, Full Length, One Act

o Contact:NYwinterfest@gmail.com

o 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.

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Plays 

o Contact:info@freshwatertheatre.com

o Submission Information 


The Plain Site Theatre Festival seeking new LGBTQIA2+ Centered Plays

The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a third season and is currently seeking new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays to develop and produce. The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a new season. Curated by Alex Rioux and run by Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken Productions, the festival has become an annual part of programming on the St. Thomas University campus presenting new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays with the aim of fostering queer visibility in the local arts scene and on campus. Selected playwrights will receive professional dramaturgy for their play, a workshop reading at the 2022 Festival and full production at the 2023 Festival. Artists eligible to submit must be currently attending a secondary or post-secondary institution and identify as LGBTQIA2+. Using ‘coming out’ as a prompt, writers are encouraged to explore what coming out means to them. A maximum of 4 plays will be selected for the festival and scripts must have a running time of between 10-20 minutes. Each script must contain no more than 2 actors (monologues are welcome). Playwrights must be available to work on their script with a dramaturge between November/December 2021. The Plain Site Festival reserves the right to award fewer than the maximum number of plays allotted should jury members feel that the quality of submissions does not meet a minimum standard or that the festival would not be able to stage certain submitted scripts for logistical, financial, or legal reasons.           

o Deadline:November 20

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:Please submit the following information through email by the deadline:

  • Cover sheet indicating the following: Playwrights Name, Full Contact Information, Title of Play

  • Copy of the Script

  • Documents should be in .doc, .docx or.pdf format

  • Please email scripts to Festival Director, Alex Rioux at pstfdirector@gmail.com

o Categories:​ Scenes, Monologues, Songs 

o Submission Information 


Femuscripts Love Fest 10-minute plays from female-identifying or non-binary playwrights

Femuscripts presents the second annual production of the popular Love Fest, which will take place in February, 2022. We are seeking plays all on the theme of love. We’re talking about love of all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited… any and all love under the sun.          

o Deadline:December 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:We are looking for: Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only

  • Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only

  • Play must be short (about 10 minutes) 

  • Only one submission per playwright.

  • New plays only. Please do not send plays that have already had a full production (readings are okay). 

  • Submissions must be blind. 

  • Please include a title page (without your name), character breakdown, and a brief synopsis. 

  • Please send your script in PDF format only to: Femuscripts@gmail.com with the subject line: Love Fest Submission.  

  • In the body of your email message, please include contact information: email address, phone number and website (if applicable).

o Categories:​ One-Act Plays, Short Plays 

o Submission Information 


United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version. Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.           

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: The play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

  • The script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

  • The script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

  • The script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

  • hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom. 

  • Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs. 

  • Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date. 

o Categories:​ Plays, One-Act, Comedies

o Submission Information 


SheARTS Script Submissions For the 2022 Festivals

Script submissions for the 2022 Festivals in LA and NYC are now open! Send us your full-length plays and musicals for consideration. Script submissions for the SheATL Festival in Atlanta will open in September/October 2021! Join our mailing list and follow us on social media be the first to find out about those opportunities. Note that we only accept script submissions during our 2-month submission window. If you would like to be considered for our summer festivals, you must submit your work during that time period. Read on below for more details on what you’ll need to submit and for the application link.                        

o Deadline:November 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:What You Will Need To Submit

  • The full script to your show, in PDF form. It must be at least 75% finished. If the rest is not finished, you need to provide a “treatment” (a detailed outline of the scenes that remain to be written, in order) along with the script. Bear in mind that you will have to send us completed script if you’re selected as a finalist.

  •  A completed application form with some basic information (see below for FAQs).

  • If your show is a musical, recordings of at least 3 full songs from the show, in mp3 or m4a form. The more you have, the better! A simple recording with just you and your piano is fine, though obviously you want to make your music sound the best it can. Please do not submit Finale or Sibelius files (or any other automated vocals).

  • Before You Submit Your Script: It’s important to make sure your show is ready for a festival production. Our Festivals differ from city to city, so please read the pages for whichever Festival you plan to apply to — this page outlines exactly what it means to be a part of the Festival!

o Categories:​ Scenes, Monologues, Songs 

o Submission Information 


365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project

Welcome 2021 playwrights! We are entering our eighth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below. Because there was so much out of our control in 2020, you are able to write about any women you want, even if we’ve already covered them. (Usually, we don’t take duplicates) 

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia. 

  • Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form

  • 2021 CLAIM FORM

  • SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take a few weeks to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive. 

  • THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

  • Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed. When choosing someone very different than you, do your research and be thoughtful about what you are asking future actors to perform. 

  • FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise. 

  • You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

  • In the subject line you will put: 2021/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

  • Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.) 

  • Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format: 

  • Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.

  • New: We want the women to be searchable by country of birth and their background so it is easier when people are putting together festivals. Example below:

  • Country of birth: France Race/Ethnicity/Heritage: White, Belgian-French

  • Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

  • You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed. 

  • You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.

  • Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.

  • You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.

  • Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures. *History may have forgotten their name but we know they existed and they need to be covered. This happened often to those enslaved where we have no recording of their actual name and women from ancient times. 

  • If you are writing a piece about a woman who is from a different culture/ethnicity/race/religion than you, please do your research and be mindful and respectful. Be thoughtful of what you are asking your future actors to do and say. It is never a good look for a white playwright to have a piece full of racial slurs. It’s just not necessary. Research, collaboration, and respect are key.

  • Yes, we plan to do this every year.

  • You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission. When publishing opportunities arise, it is up to you whether or not you would like your piece to be included.

  • We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.

o Categories:​ One Act, Short Play, Musical 

o Contact:​ 365womenayear@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


The Rep New Works Festival

Currently, we accept full-length play submissions for season consideration and our upcoming New Works Festival.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Please email plays to the Artistic team with the subject line: “Submission: TITLE OF PLAY.”

In the body of the email, please include:

• A brief synopsis of the play

• The development history of the play

• A brief, personal bio

Submissions made under these guidelines may be sent to The Rep by email.

o Categories:(musical, play, one-act, 10-minute, etc.)

o Address:130 Edgar Road St. Louis, Missouri 63119

o Contact:314-968-7340 PLAYSUBMISSION@REPSTL.ORG 

o Submission Information 


Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2021

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year.  All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected.  The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

o Deadline:ASAP, ongoing, announced each June 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ You can start the submission process by contacting us here.

  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes.

  • Submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language. NO cursing. NO explicitly adult content.

  • We prefer casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender neutral roles, the better.

  • We favor plays and musicals with ensemble casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine.

  • Plays with elaborate set, costume or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches or descriptions of your vision are always helpful.

  • We recommend your submissions have had at least one production or reading, hopefully staged. We feel this fundamental field test is necessary before a play can be considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.

  • Manuscripts must be computer-printed in dark ink. We do not require specific formatting. However, your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos will help the submissions editor.

  • We hope that Pioneer Drama is your first choice as a publisher, and we encourage you to submit to us exclusively. However, we do accept simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will accept the first contract you’re offered and not use the situation to seek multiple offers from which to choose. If you receive another offer, please notify us immediately so we may rescind your submission.

  • The following information must accompany your submission or query:

  • 100-200 word synopsis.

  • Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender. We do not accept one-person shows.

  • Running time.

  • CD and/or score for musicals. We appreciate the opportunity to hear the music, if possible.

  • Set design(s). Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.

  • Proof of production or staged reading (i.e., review, program, etc.) A DVD of your performance is ideal, though not required.

  • Age of intended audience.

  • A self-addressed envelope of sufficient size with appropriate postage for the return of your materials. We will NOT return manuscripts or accompanying material if this is not included.

  • Cover letter and/or resume.

o Categories:family friendly

o Address:​ Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Attn: Submissions Editor PO Box 4267

Englewood, CO 80155-4267

o Contact:https://www.pioneerdrama.com/ContactUs.asp?ID=6

o 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.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

o Contact:submissions@theatrefolk.com

o 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. 

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

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

o Categories:New Works, Plays, Musicals

o Contact:njrep@njrep.org

o 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.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Plays 

o Contact:literary@panglossian.org

o Submission Information 


She ATL Summer Theater Festival

The inaugural She ATL Summer Theater Festival is produced by SheNYC Arts, and will accept 3-4 full-length plays and musicals by women-identifying writers who reside in Georgia. 

o Deadline:December 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:You must have a show that is written by a woman-identifying writer or a team that is at least 50% women. It can be a play, musical, one woman show, or an adaptation of an old work. It must be full-length, or a series of short plays by the same author that will fill a full-length slot. At  least one of the authors must reside in the state of Georgia.

o Categories:Full length or series of short plays

o Contact:info@shenycarts.org

o 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).                                      

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: None

o 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

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact:212.421.1380

o Submission Information 


Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2022 Season -  Equity Video Submissions

A diverse group of Equity performers for the 2022 ISF Season: Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear (see breakdown). ISF values diversity. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.Please send video of two contrasting monologues by Shakespeare, not to exceed three minutes total. Send as a YouTube link.

o Pay: $688 Weekly 

o Deadline: November 24

o Audition Information 

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Company Manager, The Public Theater 

O The Public Theater is seeking a Company Manager to join the team. As the Company Manager, you will oversee the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (UTR) and other projects as needed. You will report to the Managing Director and be a member of the General Management department of the Public Theater. Under the Radar (UTR) aims to provide international artists a platform to share new and cutting-edge performances. UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Tania El Khoury, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, Toshi Reagon, Taylor Mac, and Daniel Fish.


o Location: New York, NY


o Duration: Ongoing 


O Website


o Job Requirements:   Partner with the GM Associate on the day-to-day operations and management of the Under the Radar Festival

raft contracts for talent included but not limited to actors, directors, etc. and handle the negotiation process with agents, lawyers, and managers

  • Attend cross-department and other related meetings 

  • Provide artist hospitality, including, but not limited to, delivery of gifts to artists, providing food and snacks as needed 

  • Facilitate appropriate security access for artists with the Operations Department 

  • Plan and coordinate in-person gatherings i.e. meet and greets

  •  Address artist physical and mental health needs including, submitting worker’s comp claims, booking doctor appointments, and liaising with the physical therapy team

  • Work with the House Seats Coordinator(s) and UTR Festival team to manage house seats for artists, staff, and presenters

  • Be in attendance for curtains and assist the Box Office to handle artist ticketing concerns 

  • Process, report, and track of payroll and benefit payments for performers

  • Manage and track budgets related to all assigned projects

  • Travel periodically to multiple UTR venues throughout NYC

  • UTR Specific Responsibilities:

    • Manage a team across multiple venues in NYC and oversee volunteers

    • Interface with COVID Compliance Monitor to uphold COVID safety protocols

    • Partner with travel agents to arrange both international and domestic travel

    •  Serve as a concierge for artists such as creating and distributing welcome packets and meeting artists at the airport and/or hotel

    •  Stay informed about travel and visa needs for all Festival artists (including COVID restrictions)

  •  Required Competencies:

    • Cultural Competency: An understanding and openness to continue learning of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds*

    • Project Management: The ability to understand and design both the strategy and operational aspects of a project, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.* 

    • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives and goals

    • Caregiving: The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetic to others.

    • Attention to Detail: Ability to work methodically to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task*

    • Flexible schedule- required to work nights and weekends as well as during December holidays 

 o Pay: Starting salary is $67,000. For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org.


Assistant General Manager, New York City Center 

O New York City Center is seeking an Assistant General Manager who possesses a solid track record of supporting theatrical administrative operations. This role is responsible for supporting the General Manager in the contracting of all artists and creative teams involved with City Center mainstage and studio performances and supporting all administrative aspects of mounting mainstage productions. The Assistant General Manager is expected to demonstrate a passion for this work while upholding City Center’s mission, and our commitment to being an anti-racist organization.  


o Location: New York, NY


o Duration: Ongoing 


O Website


o Job Requirements: Support the advancement and execution of all musical theater and dance programming.


  • Draft and manage the contractual and employment paperwork for all company and creative teams.   

  • Track status of contracted artists via master lists for each production. 

  • Develop schedule and design deadlines for each production in partnership with the General Manager, Programming & Production departments. 

  • Support the casting process working with Producer of Musical Theater, Casting Agents, Artistic Directors, Directors, and other necessary creative staff to schedule and facilitate all auditions.   

  • Ensure that all deadlines, schedules, and budgets are being adhered to for each production.   

  • Process all necessary paperwork, payroll, payments, contracts, claims, etc.   

  • Serve as an additional point of contact and proactively provide information to agents and artists associated with productions. 

  • Maintain accurate historical records of contracts, agreements, and other important documents.   

  • In partnership with Marketing & Communication, ensure the accurate artistic billing on marketing materials. Supervise and see to the success of any PR events, interviews, press days, etc. as assigned. 

  • Support the General Manager in the coordination and communication of programming needs with internal administrative and production departments.   

  • Support the collection of bios, headshots, special thanks, opening night gifts and press release details for productions.

  • Maintain correspondence and agreements with licensing bodies and rental companies for rights agreements to properties. 

  • Monitor filing of contracts, licensing agreements, and other documents with Finance department, unions, and in departmental files. 

  • Coordinate completion of all contractual and employment paperwork for cast along with Artist Services & Company Manager. 

  • This Role Requires:

    • 3+ years of previous experience in a general or company management office

    • Ability to negotiate contracts with high profile artists and their agents

    • Experience working with union members and business representatives, and managing the grievance and arbitration process

    • Scheduling flexibility to work nights and weekends during rehearsals and performances  

  • To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

    • Excellent communication and organizational skills

    • Understanding of practices used to create an anti-racist and inclusive work environment with equity and  belonging prioritized for all cast members and creative teams

    • Strategic use of established industry connections

    • Deep knowledge of industry relationships, nuance, and current trends

    • Ability to uphold confidentiality and apply discretion as needed

    • Ability to keep track of multiple projects with a keen sense of accuracy and efficiency

    • Possess a skill of handling interactions with various personality types

    • Computer skills and ability to perform basic functions of Microsoft Office

    • Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration, and cooperation 

    • As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive: 

    • Non-Exempt Salary of $50,000+

    • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)

    • Generous paid time off

    • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts

    • Pre-tax transit savings

    • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)

    • 401K retirement savings account

  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities 


 o Pay: $50,000+


Development Operations Assistant, Manhattan Theatre Club 

O Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a Development Operations Assistant. For fifty years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street. 


o Location: New York, NY


o Duration: Ongoing 


O Website: www.manhattantheatreclub.com


o Job Requirements: The Development Operations Assistant provides administrative support for the day-to-day functions in the development department- ensuring efficient and accurate data entry and processing in Tessitura. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Gift Entry and Administration

    • Entering all gifts in Tessitura

    • Pulling lists, editing, and sending out gift acknowledgements

    • Pledge Follow Up

    • Pulling lists, editing, and sending out mass renewal letters and emails

Monitoring donor e-files


  • House Maintenance

    • Ensuring the proper amount of holds in each performance for the development department

    • Reporting on donor ticket usage

    • Basic Reporting through Tessitura

    • Database hygiene projects including the maintenance of plans and updating patron information

    •  Research projects for both current and prospective donors

    •  Additional administrative and Tessitura tasks as required

  • Requirements/Qualifications:

    • 1-2 years of relevant experience

    • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

    • · Experience or familiarity with Tessitura (or similar CRM)

    • Excellent organizational and creative problem-solving skills

    • Ability to multitask with a keen eye for detail

  • Forward resume and cover letter to HR Director, via email to: jobs@mtc-nyc.org with your name and “Devo Assistant” in the subject (MS Word, Adobe PDF or plain-text format only)


 o Pay: $40k Range



Two River Theater

Two River Theater annually produces a theatrical season that includes American and world classics, new plays and musicals, programs for young people, and festivals of new work. Each year, we also offer 40+ events that reflect our diverse community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is led by Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

o Seeking: General Manager, Associate Production Manager, Associate Director of Education, Properties Artisan

o Location: Red Bank, NJ

o Website: https://tworivertheater.org/jobs/


Girls Write Now 

Girls Write Now is the first writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender-expansive youth. We are a passionate and multi-generational community with a 25 year track record of success. These positions, all rooted in writing, mentoring, equity and wellness, will lead Girls Write Now through an exciting period of growth as we build a powerhouse of unheard voices across industries. Check out our new positions!

o Seeking: Community Manager, Development Manager, Fellow 

o Eligibility: Do you have at minimum a college degree?

  • Are you a consummate, detail-oriented systems-person?

  • Are you an excellent writer who loves and appreciates literature?

  • Are you digital media savvy—both multimedia and social media?

  • Do you want to be part of shaping program development?

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, super-collaborative environment, where work will be iterative and priorities shifting in concert with your team, while producing deliverables to multiple supervisors?

o Location: New York, NY

o Website: https://www.girlswritenow.org

For more information: 



Assistant Production Manager, Hartford Stage 

o The Assistant Production Manager’s main responsibility is collaborating with the Director of Production on all aspects of running the production department.   In addition the Assistant Production Manager will facilitate the production department expense ledger, payroll, department expense payments and calendars.  The position is also the primary production manager of Hartford Stage events, taking the lead in staffing, execution and ensuring appropriate safety protocols are followed by both staff and outside guests.  


o Location: Hartford, CT 


o Duration: Ongoing 


O Website: https://www.productionondeck.com/hartfordstage 


o Job Requirements: Assist in the planning of the each season by contributing to the creation of the season calendar, show selection, budgeting and departmental goals.

  • Contribute to the creation of show budgets.

  • Assist in the development of design teams in conjunction with the Director of Production, Artistic and show directors.

  • Aid Director of Production in designer inquiries and contracting.

  • In conjunction with Director of Production review show cost estimates with department heads to insure meeting artistic and designer goals and objectives.

  • Review show crew needs and assist in hiring crews for individual shows.

  • Assist with expense projection reporting and collaborate with Director of Production on reporting protocols and procedures.

  • Schedule regular show production meetings between all members of the production team, record minutes and distribute meeting notes.

  • Maintain Master Calendar for the company.  Post all calendars, Master and Stage Management, on internal company website

  • Produce check requests for production management needs and receipts.

  • Maintain primary expense account spreadsheet for the production department.

  • Execute all designer contracts and tax forms.  Process all designer contracts and payments with designer’s agents and USA Local 829.

  • Process all designer reimbursements.

  • Process and submit weekly timesheets and payroll summary to Business Manager or Finance Director.  Meet weekly with Business Manager to reconcile production payroll numbers.

  • Process and record all time off requests for production department.

  • Lead as the primary production manager for various Hartford Stage events, including but not limited to Outside Rentals, Annual Meeting, Annual Gala and special presentations.

  • Collaborate with Director of Production in the promotion of a safe working culture; upholding Hartford Stage safety practices and current best theater practice.

  • Receive and report accident reports to the Director of Production and General Management.

  • In conjunction with Director of Production attend and lead technical rehearsals and previews insuring artistic, designer and staff goals are meet while adhering to safe work practices.

  • Cover Director of Production’s duties in their absence.


Facilities and Operations

  • Manage and coordinate the operation support for the Rehearsal Halls (RH) and Administrative office space (AOS).

  • Collaborate with Director of Production on the creation of facility and operations budgets and determining best expense practices.

  • Secondary point of contact for emergency calls regarding security and fire alarms.


Staff Management

  • Lead the production department in the absence of the Director of Production overseeing all department heads, company manager and stage management staff.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Hours will vary based upon departmental needs including changeover, tech, performances and events allowing for flexible scheduling and an ability to work from home as necessary.



  • Prior experience in a production department management role or cross-disciplinary position. 

  • Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal communication.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and be detail and deadline oriented;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google documents (Calendar) with particular emphasis on Excel skills.

  • Proven experience with budgeting and forecasting.

  • Proven experience in handling projects of all sized but particularly those of a large scale.

  • Must have a creative aesthetic and be able to work with theatre artists and designers in a close, personal manner while providing discretion and confidentiality as needed. 

  • Proven leadership in the field or in other fields that showcase ability to be a team player.

  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration, flexibility and patience in group settings.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict management and resolution.


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racist practice, as well as their direct impacts on Production and decision-making.

  • Understanding, knowledge or experience with collective bargaining agreements; particularly USA, AEA, SDC and LORT.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through

  • Excellent diplomatic skills

  • Strong personal initiative, stamina, flexibility, efficiency and adaptability in an ever changing environment while handling concurrent projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to encourage and model a positive team dynamic


 o Pay: $45,000 - $49,000 



Costume Shop Director, Hartford Stage 

O The Costume Shop Director is responsible for leading the costume shop whose primary purpose is to fabricate, acquire, assemble, and/or fit all costumes, wigs and accessories for all Hartford Stage productions.   The Costume Shop Director works closely with the Director of Production in facilitating the budgeting and implementation of the design while maintaining a safe work space. 


o Location: Hartford, CT 


o Duration: Ongoing 


O Website: https://www.productionondeck.com/hartfordstage 


o Job Requirements: Work with costume designers and directors to realize each design

  • Maintain departmental labor, production, and maintenance budgets.

  • Oversee all work flow in each area including crafts, wigs, wardrobe, and costume shop.  Determine the “over-hire” needs for each production.

  • Order all supplies, tools, and machinery.

  • Oversee the maintenance of all machinery in the costume shop.  Keep an active list of repair people.  This includes the maintenance of the washers, dryer, dye vat, irons, Merrow machines, and all sewing machines.

  • Assist the designers in shopping, swatching, fabric shopping, and organizing rentals.  Assist the designer in fittings as needed.

  • Coordinate with designer, drapers, and stage manager to arrange fitting schedules.

  • Work closely with the stage manager in accommodating any “new discoveries” made in rehearsal.

  • Oversee the maintenance of the wardrobe stock and warehouse.  Report any damage or problems to the Director of Production.

  • Establish a rental policy and record rental contracts.

  • Coordinate and curate the costume stock including determination of donations.

  • Oversee all returns and exchanges on purchased costume pieces.

  • During tech week the costume shop director may take notes for the designer (unless they choose to take their own).  Responsible for the proper distribution and completion of any and all notes.

  • Attend departmental meetings.

  • Attend or delegate surrogate to attend all production meetings, tech rehearsals and preview performances deemed necessary by Director of Production.  

  • Recommend capital acquisitions when appropriate.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with Director of Production on department and institutional issues.

  • Oversee, maintain and approve timesheets and time off requests of department staff.

  • When possible, provide assistance or advice to other departments.

  • When possible, solicit, undertake, and manage projects from outside Hartford Stage.

  • Determine and facilitate department protocols and practices around fittings, fitting rooms and dressing rooms that provide a safe and equitable environment. 


Staff Management 

  • Manage all Costume Shop staff including Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Draper, First Hand, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Over hire drapers, first hands, stitchers, crafts, wigs and wardrobe and wigs running  crew.

  • Conduct yearly evaluations of all regular year-round and seasonal costume, wardrobe, and wig staff.


Work Environment

  • Work hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or as current department schedule indicates. Load-ins, techs, strikes, and overtime as required.



  • At least 3 years working in a management role of a theater production department or cross-disciplinary position.

  • Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal communication.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and be detail and deadline oriented;

  • Demonstrated computer skills, primarily with Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting renderings/sketches into realized finished costumes.

  • Proven experience with budgeting and forecasting.

  • Proven experience in handling projects of all sizes but particularly those of a large scale.

  • Must have a creative aesthetic and be able to work with theatre artists and designers in a close, personal manner while providing discretion and confidentiality as needed.

  • Proven leadership in the field or in other fields that model dynamic leadership abilities.

  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration, flexibility and patience in group settings and designer styles.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict management and resolution.


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racist practice, as well as their direct impacts on costumes and decision-making.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent diplomatic skills

  • Strong personal initiative, stamina,  flexibility, efficiency and adaptability in an ever changing environment while handling concurrent projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to encourage and model a positive team dynamic

  • Comprehensive understanding of draping, sewing, costume construction, pattern making, budget management and running wardrobe on shows

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through

  • Knowledge of and commitment to current health and safety practices of theater.


 o Pay: $55,000 - $60,000 


Dallas Theater Center 

o Seeking: Associate Director of Development, Video Production Engineer, Lead Audio Engineer, Resident Stage Manager, Manager of Corporate Relations, Resident Production Stage Manager, Draper, Associate Artistic Director 

o Location: Dallas, Texas 

o Website: https://www.dallastheatercenter.org

For more information: https://www.dallastheatercenter.org/work-at-dtc/?fbclid=IwAR2tdyPXQi5FN4vLDDWyqseAKPWn8epMbpwZiKNrO7UfY0-zzgPOYVjKMEg

The mission of DTC is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade’s legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid trainings to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation’s belief in “the power of women to transform their communities” through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information

For more Offstage opportunities, visit OffStageJobs.com and Playbill.com.


NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

o Deadline: January 26, 2022

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: 

  • 25 years or older

  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State

  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2020 & 2021)

  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind

  • Are the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors

  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three

  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2021-2022 panelist

  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award

o Contact: fellowships@nyfa.org

o Application Information


NYFA City Artist Corps Grants 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants. City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities. City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles.  For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery. City Artist Corps Grants are administered in partnership with re-grant and arts service organizations to support outreach, provide technical assistance for prospective applicants, and inform the grantee selection process in service of the city’s diverse cultural communities. Partners include: Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New York, Black Public Media, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Documentary Center, Dance/NYC, Firelight Media, Flushing Town Hall, Indie Theater Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), MakerSpace NYC, New Music USA, Poets & Writers, Queens Theatre, and Staten Island Arts.

o Deadline: November 12 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of New York City (5 boroughs) and have maintained residency since January 2020.

  • Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated sustained, ongoing creative practice in any creative discipline 

  • Applicants must provide documentation of their creative practice from anytime in the past 2 years (2019 and/or 2020).

  • Applicants must apply with a creative public engagement activity that meets the above criteria. Applicants can apply with an activity that is yet to be confirmed (in terms of presentation date and location). 

  • Artists can only apply once in each Cycle and can only receive one (1) grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program. 

  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants 

  • Applicants must be able to provide a W- 9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on of before June 8, 2021

  • A family member, friend or a support person may apply on behalf of an artist who is unable to complete the application on their own. 

  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Applicants cannot be an employee of NYFA, the City of New York, or any partnering organization supporting the City Artist Corps Grants program. This includes board members of these organizations or an immediate family member to any of those listed.

  • All funded creative engagement activities must take place between July 10 and October 31, 2021

  • All grant recipients need to submit a final report by November 12, 2021

  • After reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. 

  • All eligible public engagement activities (with flexible activity dates) that are not selected in Cycle 1 will automatically be placed into the upcoming cycle lottery for selection. The applicant will not need to complete a new application form. 

  • Funded creative engagement activities and activity location, along with the applicant’s name may be made public throughout the duration of the program, by NYFA or the City.

  • Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:  

    • Installment 1 $4,000 – on selection

    • Installment 2 $1,000 – on successful completion of the final report. 

  • All funded creative engagement activities must be visually documented with a minimum of 2 photographs taken during the activity, with documentation provided in the final report. 

o Contact: 212-366-6900

o Application Information

Steven Schwartzberg Grants for Mental Health & Wellness

Writers are the beating heart of theater, whom we rely upon to take us on journeys and inspire us to think. During these unprecedented times, DGF has created the Steven Schwartzberg Grants to provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers. To help connect writers to therapists, DGF has partnered with Advekit, an online therapist matching service, to expand access to mental health support that might be out of your reach.

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

If you already have a therapist or are seeking mental wellness support other than Western talk therapy, DGF is working on ways to support you in your wellness.



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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 31 Chambers Street New York, New York 10007

o Contact: 212.513.9300

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ HERE Program 145 Sixth Ave New York, NY 10013

o Contact: 212.647.0202

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region

o Address:​ 2000 Avenue of the StarsSuite 1000S Los Angeles, CA 9006

o Contact: info@annenberg.org

o Application Information 


Artist Rescue Trust 

The next evolution of the Artist Rescue Trust program is a partnership with Grant for the Web. They have awarded us a grant allowing us to directly fund more artists and help them educate anyone about Web Monetization as an emerging and potential revenue stream. One that doesn't rely on advertising, pay walls, and bad data privacy practices. It's an innovative way forward to help build a healthier internet.

Web Monetization is a new and open technology that aims to provide a better way to access and financially reward  creators through streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to artists and creators as people read, watch and listen to their work.

While we want to support artists now with immediate financial assistance, we also want to help support the future financial opportunities for all artists. So this is why we’ve built a learning component into our grant application process. We will also be releasing a series of Web Monetization tutorials that will dive deeper into how you can make it part of your online world.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility:Be 18+

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN).

  • Be a professional, actively practicing musician or artist whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, gallery openings, book tours/readings, or other bookings/events and not working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.

  • Show a demonstrated need for emergency relief to recover the immediate loss of income through cancellations and bookings due to COVID19.

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.

  • 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.

O 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$25

o When: 2-8 weeks

o 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.

o Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities 2075 Johnson Rd. Carlisle, KY 40311

o Contact: artcroft@msn.com

O Application Information

Other Resources 

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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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