7/03/2023

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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

2023-24 FAIR PLAY INITIATIVE: CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHT SUBMISSIONS

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is now accepting applications for The 2023-24 Fair Play Initiative: a commission and development program for LGBTQ+ plays and stories. The upcoming season will mark the fourth installment of Theatre Lab's Fair Play Initiative (FPI), a commission and development program for LGBTQ plays & stories, established and maintained through the generous support of the Our Fund Foundation. For the 2023-24 edition, Theatre Lab will, again, commission one full-length stage play inspired by LGBTQ+ stories, experiences, and history, and provide the playwright with a $4000 award, a week-long virtual development process, and a second week-long, in-person development process and staged reading at our annual New Play Festival (March 8-10, 2024). As with all plays from this program, all future productions and publications will note "commissioned by Theatre Lab & the Our Fund Foundation as part of the Fair Play Initiative".

o Deadline: July 7

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Theatre Lab invites interested playwrights to submit proposals for a commissioned work. Applications are open from June 20, 2023 through 11:59pm on July 7, 2023. Interested playwrights should email a bio (200 words or less), a brief summary of their proposed play (200 words or less), and 3 pages of sample work to theatrelab@fau.edu using the subject line: 2023 FPI APP.

o Categories: Full-length Plays 

o Contact: theatrelab@fau.edu  

o Submission Information


Clay & Water 2024

Clay & Water 2024 will be an in-person retreat (public health situation permitting). We provide accommodations, a no-pressure developmental reading of your work-in-progress, and a chance to see some of the points of interest of the surrounding area to five selected playwrights.

o Deadline: July 14 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Have a completed draft: 

  • Draft of a full-length, unproduced non-musical play (60-120 pages) in a standard play script format (either the Modern Format or Traditional Format on the Dramatists Guild website: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats would be acceptable) in a 12-point standard font (Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Courier are all fine).  The play should require 2 to 4 actors to perform. (Plays that have had previous developmental readings are acceptable.)

  •  No monologues, please.

  • No adaptations.

  • The submitted script should have a character breakdown page immediately following the title page.

  • You may have more than 4 characters as long as all characters can be played by a maximum of 4 actors and you specifically explain any double-casting options. Please note that offstage voices do count if an additional actor would be needed.

  • We understand that, in revising, you may discover a need for an additional character, and we can be somewhat flexible for the final reading, but we want to provide a stipend to each of our actors. Please help us make that a realistic goal; we will not be able to add multiple actors at the last minute.

  • Content: We are located in one of the most conservative areas of a conservative state. Please take that into consideration when you are choosing a play to submit.

o Categories: Full-length Plays 

o Submission Information


2024 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative


The 2024 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see above). A diverse panel of judges including Illinois State University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as members of the local community, will select one playwright as the winner. To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in mid-to-late April 2024 (exact dates TBD). If the play has multiple writers/creators, we can only provide funding for one person during the residency. Other writers/creators are welcome to participate in the workshop by self-funding the trip or joining virtually for rehearsals and events.The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

o Deadline: August 1

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. These do not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.

  • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).

  • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)

  • A playwright's statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process. Please include information about access and accommodation needs in this statement.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact: Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A. Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project  knahm@ilstu.edu 

o Submission Information


Masque & Spectacle 

Masque & Spectacle reads submissions for its bi-annual issues November 1 – January 31 and May 1 – July 31. Submissions received outside of this time period will be automatically deleted. Responses can be expected within a month. Acceptance rate is around 10%. We do not accept previously published work, and we ask for First Electronic Rights and Non-Exclusive Archival Rights upon acceptance. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

o Deadline: July 31 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

  • While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

  • Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

  • Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word "DRAMA" in the email subject line.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact: masqueandspectacle@gmail.com.

o Submission Information


Theatre Three 25th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays (2024)

Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 10,000 submissions from across the world and produced 132 world premieres by 102 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season. Playwrights will receive a $150 stipend. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, postcards, articles, and reviews, as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

o Deadline: September 1 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Playwrights may only submit one play per Festival.

  • Only unproduced works will be accepted. 

  • Plays that have had staged readings or on-line productions are eligible.

  • No adaptations, children's plays, or musicals.

  • Cast size maximum: 12

  • Length maximum: 30 minutes (no minimum)

  • Settings: Simple or suggested.

  • All submissions should be emailed as PDFs with the title in caps followed by the playwright's name. Example: THE BASKET WEAVERS Jamie Martin

  • Play's cover sheet should include author's information (name, address, telephone, email). It may also contain a short synopsis.

  • Any stage play format is acceptable.

  • Due to last year's high volume of submissions, we are allowing plays to be resubmitted for consideration.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact: Jeffrey@theatrethree.com 

o Submission Information

Theatre Three 25th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays (2024)

Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 10,000 submissions from across the world and produced 132 world premieres by 102 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season. Playwrights will receive a $150 stipend. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, postcards, articles, and reviews, as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

o Deadline: September 1 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Playwrights may only submit one play per Festival.

  • Only unproduced works will be accepted. 

  • Plays that have had staged readings or on-line productions are eligible.

  • No adaptations, children's plays, or musicals.

  • Cast size maximum: 12

  • Length maximum: 30 minutes (no minimum)

  • Settings: Simple or suggested.

  • All submissions should be emailed as PDFs with the title in caps followed by the playwright's name. Example: THE BASKET WEAVERS Jamie Martin

  • Play's cover sheet should include author's information (name, address, telephone, email). It may also contain a short synopsis.

  • Any stage play format is acceptable.

  • Due to last year's high volume of submissions, we are allowing plays to be resubmitted for consideration.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact: Jeffrey@theatrethree.com 

o Submission Information 


PlayZoomers Seeks Short, Online, Scripts about Theatre

PlayZoomers, a live, online theater company, seeks short (10-15 min.) scripts about theatre for production in 2023 or 2024. We seek humorous or serious, clever plays with themes related to actors, directors, playwrights, plays, critics, backstage crews, audiences, etc. Scripts should be suitable for online production. There will be no script submission fee required. If we produce your play, you will receive a small stipend.

o Deadline: July 1 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Please email scripts to playzoomers@gmail.com In the email's subject line, put "Theatre play submission: [title of play] by [playwright]". If you are submitting multiple scripts, send each one in a separate email. On the first page of your script include the title, playwright name, estimated run time, and contact information. On the next page, include a logline/synopsis, a detailed character breakdown, any production history, and a short playwright bio. At the end of the script, describe production details, such as backgrounds, costumes, props, music, and sound effects. For additional script formatting guidance, go to https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Contact: playzoomers@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 


Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks 10-minute plays from veterans

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria:

  o Deadline: July 30 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility:  Must be a completed play, ten (10) minutes or less in length; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service 

  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, children's play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play 

  • Must be the entrant's own original work and cannot be co-authored

  • Must be typed in the English language 

  • Must not have been previously produced or published. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).

  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission

  • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party 

  • Playwrights may submit more than one play. Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 2023.

  •  (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

  • There is no participation or submission fee. There is no guarantee that winners' or finalists' work will be produced by VetRep.

o Categories: 10 minute plays 

o Contact: info@vetrep.org

o Submission Information 


New York Theater Festival Fall/Winter Fest 

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL We strongly believe that self producing a play or a musical can offer a very important tool for the growth of every playwright's work. Once a playwright sees their work onstage, it provides an opportunity for the playwright to improve or modify their story. It's also a great opportunity to invite people from the industry to see your production. People are more likely to go see a show than to read an unsolicited script, as some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month, and they understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions Our team is completely dedicated to help get your work seen. We are always with you to help, from the first moment of your tech rehearsal to the closing of your last show. You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you to choose some of the 85 set/furniture props we offer to dress your stage for your run, and give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system, which are intentionally very user friendly.After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to utilize the space, you will be able to rehearse your tech rehearsal with whatever plan works best for you and your production. A team member will be present to provide prime responses to every inquiry, as well as a telephone # you can call anytime during relevant hours throughout the run of your show. In 11 years and 19 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,200 plays and 300 musicals and rewarded with cash prizes over 300 artists who participated in our Festival. Yours could be the next production onstage!

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: TBD 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long. Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate. PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETELY NEW CAST AND CREW

o Categories: Full-Length Plays, Musicals 

o Submission Information 


Constellation Stage & Screen

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Constellation Stage & Screen, 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 Constellation's Mainstage season. Please note that there are significant changes to our submission and selection process from previous years. In order to make the Woodward/Newman Award accessible to all, we have eliminated submission fees as well as the contest format. The Woodward/Newman Award will continue to be awarded to an unpublished new play once per year and come with a $3,000 cash prize and a full production. Submissions will be accepted and reviewed by our literary team on an ongoing basis, and will be considered for the award as well as for all 8 production slots in our season. So a play that is not selected for the Woodward/Newman slot in our season, may still be considered and selected for production. This will allow us to now accept open submissions for all types of plays (including TYA shows). Plays submitted prior to September 1 will be considered for the 2023-24 season, while plays submitted beyond that date will be considered for the 2024-25 Season. All submissions will be kept on file for 2 years after submission.

o When/Where: Bloomington, IN 

o Deadline: September 1

o Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee 

o Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions for the 2024-25 Woodward/Newman Award. The award recipient and finalists will be announced by May 15, 2024. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production (including housing/transportation).

  • "Full-length" plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes). TYA shows should have a complete running time of over 40 minutes.

  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

  • Each play should be individually submitted at the following link: CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN PLAY SUBMISSION.

  • You will be asked to submit your play as an attachment and all other information (bio, history, synopsis, character breakdown) will be entered into a form. Musical submissions may upload demos as an attachment or include a link to a shared folder.

  • Limit of 2 play submissions per year.

  • If you have any questions, please email literary@seeconstellation.org.

o Categories: New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Address: 411 E 7th ST Bloomington, IN 47408

o Contact: literary@seeconstellation.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 


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 


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2023

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of winners of the Henley Rose Award. Submissions are welcome from July 1st until August 31st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers. The first 250 submissions to be received from July 1st until August 31st will be considered. A small group of finalists will be announced in June 2024. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of June 2024 and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award. 

o Deadline: August 1

o Application Fee: $22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild of America. Please include a scan or photocopy of your current membership card with your script for verification.

o Eligibility: Submissions must be completed, full-length plays. No one-acts or ten-minute plays, please.

  • Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female-identifying playwright.

  • Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged at the time of entry.

  • Submissions are due by August 31st, 2023 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.

  • One script may be submitted per applicant.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Submission Information 


Life Jacket Theatre: 2023-2024 Playwriting Commission 

Life Jacket invites nation-wide applications from Trans playwrights for a $10,000 commission to write a new, full-length verbatim play based on in-depth interviews with Trans people living throughout America. Playwright will receive $10,000 to be paid in installments: $2,500 upon signing an agreement; $2,500 upon submitting final transcripts; $2,500 upon submitting full play; and $2,500 post-reading. Deadlines will be mutually agreed upon between the playwright and Life Jacket.

o Deadline: Applicants should submit a brief bio (1,000 characters max, including spaces) and writing sample (10 pages max, PDF only) before 5:00pm EST on July 12, 2023. No late submissions will be considered.

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Successful applicants will have a history of telling Trans stories onstage and have experience with weaving nonfictional stories into theatrical works. We broadly define "Trans" to include gender non-conforming, gender-expansive, and nonbinary individuals. 

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Submission Information 


New Works, New Voices 2024 

The Syracuse University Department of Drama is seeking submissions for its Spring 2024 New Works, New Voices (NWNV) initiative.  NWNV was created to support the development of musicals by writers and composers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon. NWNV is seeking completed musicals or musicals-in-progress from teams who are interested in developing their work with undergraduate BFA students.  One musical will be selected, to receive a 3-week developmental reading in the Spring 2024 semester (3/30/24-4/21/24), directed and music directed by SU Drama faculty and performed by SU Drama students. The writing team will be in residence in Syracuse during weeks 2 and 3 of the rehearsal process (travel and lodging provided by NWNV) and will participate virtually during week 1.

o Deadline: July 1 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: All creative team members must be 18 years of age or older.  Applicants are welcome to submit more than one musical work for consideration and may re-apply with shows submitted in previous years.  Submissions for the Spring 2024 NWNV developmental reading are due by July 1, 2023 (11:59pm EST). Semi-finalists will be contacted for additional materials in late summer/early fall 2023.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Submission Information 


NY Theatre Festival Fall/Winterfest 2023 

We strongly believe that self producing a play or a musical can offer a very important tool for the growth of every playwright's work. Once a playwright sees their work onstage, it provides an opportunity for the playwright to improve or modify their story. It's also a great opportunity to invite people from the industry to see your production. People are more likely to go see a show than to read an unsolicited script, as some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month, and they understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions. Our team is completely dedicated to help get your work seen. We are always with you to help, from the first moment of your tech rehearsal to the closing of your last show. You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you to choose some of the 85 set/furniture props we offer to dress your stage for your run, and give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system, which are intentionally very user friendly. After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to utilize the space, you will be able to rehearse your tech rehearsal with whatever plan works best for you and your production. A team member will be present to provide prime responses to every inquiry, as well as a telephone # you can call anytime during relevant hours throughout the run of your show. In 11 years and 19 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,200 plays and 300 musicals and rewarded with cash prizes over 300 artists who participated in our Festival. Yours could be the next production onstage!

o Deadline: TBD 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long. Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate. PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2018, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETELY NEW CAST AND CREW. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Submission Information 


Diversionary: Seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works

Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works for consideration. Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your work. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.                             

o Deadline: None 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to frankie@diversionary.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link to be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.

  • a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio

  • a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)

  • a ten-page sample of the work

  • three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it's a musical

o Categories: Full Length Plays, Musicals 

o Contact:  frankie@diversionary.org

o Submission Information 


Murmation Theatre 


Murmuration Theatre Company is seeking plays that have a cast size between 2-11 for our 2023 & 2024 seasons Accepting work for consideration in the following categories: New Voices Showcase: Curated selection of 4-10 new plays (scripts 2 - 40 pages); fully staged and directed by our creative team. Mainstage Show: a one act or full length play (scripts 35 - 120 pages); fully staged and directed by our creative team. In development: Actor's Lab Performance Series: a monthly selection of scenes or short plays (any length), performed at workshop or staged reading level.Playwrights selected for our mainstage production will receive $30 per performance of their one-act or full length play; playwrights selected for our New Voices Showcase will receive $10 per performance of their short or one-act.

o When/Where: Brooklyn, New York 

o Deadline: None 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Please submit PDF copies of scripts via the google form below, and feel free to reach out to murmurationtheatreco@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Multiple submissions are allowed. Preference will be given to playwrights who are able to attend at least one performance of their work in the NYC area.

  • We will be accepting submissions on a rolling basis, and hope to be in touch with responses within 30 days of submission. Please feel free to reach out after that point if you have not received word from our team.

  • Solo Shows, Theatre for Young Audiences and Musicals will not be considered.

  • New writers as well as writers with voices that have historically been underrepresented in the theater industry (gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, ability status, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays, One-Acts

o Contact:  murmurationtheatreco@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 


Sixth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival


The Ivoryton Playhouse have announced its Sixth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival. They are seeking submissions of one-act plays by women playwrights. The IWPF provides the 4 writers whose work is chosen, paid travel to Ivoryton and housing while here, 3 days of intensive workshops with a director and actors for play development and participation in a staged reading festival that will take place October 25-28, 2023. Writers will also receive a $500 stipend. Ten minute plays are acceptable, and all plays must run no more than one hour. The theatre will be accepting completed manuscripts by email only until June 1st, 2023.

o When/Where: Ivoryton, CT 

o Deadline: June 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Interested playwrights should email a completed manuscript, (for musicals include a script and links to music), with name and contact info. The Ivoryton Women Playwrights' Festival is also seeking resumes from directors (CT residents only), and those interested in being readers, both men and women. Play submissions, and resumes from directors and readers should be emailed to Jacqui Hubbard, Artistic Director jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

o Categories: One-Act 

o Contact: jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org 

o Submission Information 


Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program 

Self-Produce a production of your best play in New York City as live theatre comes back to life in this New Renaissance of Theatre. We will do all the work, from hiring a production team and staff, to casting, directing, building costumes, set design, lighting design, payroll and more. From 3 performances to 20 performances for one simple Production Fee. Pre-Pandemic, 2017 - 2019, we produced 60 plays in Midtown Manhattan for playwrights all over the world. Production time frames available: Late Autumn 2021, Winter/Spring 2022.Currently, as we move back into production in New York City, we are only accepting Full-Length plays and Musicals - 60 to 150 minutes. Production fees range from $12,000 to $50,000 depending on the "size" of your production, scenic elements, and the number of performances.                             

o Deadline: TBD

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: If you are serious about self-producing your play in New York City, please forward us: An email cover letter with information about you and your work. your play attached as a .pdf, an attached Synopsis of your play, with the approximate running time, and your set, lighting and costume requirements.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact: manhattanrep@yahoo.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 

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: Ongoing

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 


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 


ONSTAGE Audition 

Institutional Off-Broadway Theatres 2023 - NYC EPA (07.11.23 - 07.13.23)


Equity actors for roles in the following theatres 2023-24 seasons: MCC Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, TShe Public (New York Shakespeare Festival), Signature Theatre Company, WP Theater (Women's Project)

o Deadline: July 11

o Location: Actors' Equity New York Audition Center 165 W 46th St 16th Fl New York, NY 10036

o Preparation: Please prepare a brief monologue and/or a brief song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring THREE COPIES of your headshot and resume stapled together.

o Pay: $1125/Week 

o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE 

Theatre Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The Technical Director leads the scene shop in its successful and safe execution and implementation of scenery for the stage, ensuring the process is completed smoothly, within the allotted time, budget, and scope, and in alignment with and service to Woolly's mission and values.

o Requirements: Minimum of five years of experience in technical direction or theatrical production

  • A broad skill base and knowledge in carpentry, rigging, welding, engineering, and automation

  • Ability to quickly solve problems that may arise unexpectedly in order to get work done efficiently and safely

  • Ability to research an unknown process or material so it may be applied to a technical solution for a scenic element 

  • Knowledge of standard theatrical scenic construction methods to use in technical designs

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of construction materials and methods used in the theater to implement in technical designs

  • Skill in preparing budgets and labor estimates to keep projects within an allotted time frame, budget, and scope

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and CAD software, especially AutoCAD and VectorWorks to create plans and drawings for scenic construction

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Active engagement and leadership development in your individual position is integral to the overall health of our organization. This will be reviewed and defined with your supervisor to set individual goals. Woolly encourages employees to take personal responsibility and pride in their work

  • See the larger picture and pull out the relevant details to diagnose problems. Think creatively about how to solve problems including new ways of working together. Woolly values innovative thinking, big ideas, and bigger passion

  • Collaborate with and adapt to a wide variety of people and personalities, working styles, and artistic visions

  • Ability to lead and/or supervise employees to get work done efficiently and safely with an appropriate level of quality and expectations

  • Ability to communicate and delegate tasks to others in order to keep the flow of work moving forward at an efficient rate

o Compensation:  Starting at $63,000

o Submission Information


Costume Design Lecturer, UC Berkley

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Lecturer faculty position in the area for Costume Design for Performance.

o Requirements: The Department seeks candidates who are interested in designing at least one production per semester in addition to their teaching duties. 

  • It is expected that all courses will be conducted in person, and that instructors will be present in the classroom.

  • Courses include:

    • Costume Design for Performance - This studio class explores some fundamental approaches and techniques for designing costume.

    • Performance Design - will be approached as a product of all the performative tools and contexts – text, visuals, sound, space, kinetics, etc – with particular focus for this class on the scenographic role of the performer. Through personal expression and collaborative investigation students will be given some basic tools allowing them to conceptualize, communicate and realize costumes. Previous art training is helpful but not essential. The student must provide most art supplies. The final evaluation will include a presentation in lieu of an exam.

  • In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses.

  • Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.

o Compensation:  $64,329–$91,718

o Submission Information


Artistic Planning and Content Coordinator, Juilliard Drama Division 


Juilliard is looking for an Artistic Planning and Content Coordinator to work closely with the Director of Artistic and Curricular Planning to implement the division's long-term artistic goals and put in place the initiatives of the Dean and Director of the division. This position plays a key role in the coordination of artistic and forward-facing content for the division and provides support to program activities. This position is fully on-site and the salary for this role is $50,000 per year

o Requirements: A successful candidate will have a keen eye for details, collaborative spirit, and the ability both to take direction and to spearhead projects upon instruction.  They must be able to multi-task, remain organized, and produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.  

  • Communication & Writing Responsibilities

    • Craft playbills for divisional rehearsal and performance projects and coordinate with Juilliard's Communications office for mainstage season programs

    • Generate the division's biweekly newsletter for the Juilliard community, providing an overview of divisional events

    • Work with Communications and Drama Apprentice to maintain and update the division's section of the website: Fourth-Year, Playwrights, and Faculty

    • Compile student, faculty, guest faculty, and guest director bios

    • Assist with annual revisions of Student, Faculty, Playwrights, and Project Director Handbooks and online orientation material

    • Maintain the Drama Division's Facebook page, posting event information as appropriate

  • Photo Archive Responsibilities

    • Manage photo archives

    • Compile, organize, and spearhead the transition of content for the lobby display

    • Assist in selection and organization of actor and production photographs for actors and designers as well as the fourth-year actors' web pages

    • Supply photo content and captions for divisional newsletters, website, lobby display, and marketing materials

  • Administrative Responsibilities 

    • Assist with curriculum documentation for Academic Affairs, including course catalog updates, course description updates, and evaluation and grading breakdowns

    • Collaborate with the Drama Division staff on all day-to-day administrative projects for the division

    • Assist with scheduling, research, and the organization and execution of artistic projects

    • Create daily rehearsal report breakdown

    • Create various surveys for the division and document results

    • Maintain alumni information document

    • Oversee periodic updates of the alumni wall

    • Assist in the planning and implementation of Drama Division special events, including the Juilliard Jam, Open House, PlayTime events, Community Meetings, Playwright/Director and MFA Mixers

    • Aid in the organization and running of the annual audition process 

  • Special Projects and other duties as assigned.

o Compensation:  $50,000 

o Submission Information


Artistic Program Assistant, Juilliard Drama Division 


The Artistic Programs Assistant works with the Director of Artistic and Curricular Planning to implement the division's long-term goals and to realize programming initiatives of the Dean and Director of the division. In addition to supporting artistic activity, this team member is a primary writer and proofreader for divisional content. This position is in fully on-site and the salary for this role is $50,000 per year.

o Requirements: Draft and proofread divisional correspondence

  • Assist with season planning by creating season synopses, managing script acquisition, creating cast lists, maintaining casting records, etc.

  • Spearhead yearly revisions of Student, Faculty, Playwrights, and Project Director Handbooks and online orientation material

  • Create, write, and edit divisional alumni newsletter

  • Collaborate with Alumni Office on publicity and outreach

  • Write the alumni news for the Juilliard Journal

  • Create and monitor divisional Juilliard Journal content

  • Coordinate edits of text and layout for the Division's website

  • Work with Juilliard's Development and Special Events teams on special events and performances throughout the year, including alumni gatherings, donor events, Convocation and Commencement, etc.

  • Assist in planning and execution of Drama Division special events, including the Juilliard Jam, Open House, Community Meetings, Playwright/Director Mixers

  • Coordinate faculty and student participation in special events

  • Assist with curriculum documentation for Academic Affairs, including course catalog updates, course description updates, and syllabi retrieval and submission.

  • Respond to outside submissions of plays, projects, and résumés

  • Conduct research for Dean and Director, as requested

  • Provide general administrative help and pitch in as needed for Drama Division activities, including auditions


o Compensation:  $50,000 

o Submission Information


Technical Director, Houston Grand Opera 

The Technical Director provides leadership and management of all stage operations. They are responsible for delivering the highest artistic standards within allocated resources, managing all staff, subcontractors, and resources to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of HGOs physical productions.

o Requirements:  Plan, manage and implement all technical aspects throughout the build, rehearsal and running of each HGO production

  • Evaluate and advise on technical and financial feasibility of current and future productions, ensuring that productions will work within the physical requirements of HGO venues and repertory situations
    Oversee technical aspects of new production builds, realizing scenic designs from bid process through delivery

  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of technical drawings, ground plans, sections, rigging plans, working closely with the ATDs, Lighting staff, design teams, and crew heads

  • Oversee load-in, set-up, technical rehearsals, performances, and strikes for all HGO productions, including installation of technical elements, hiring and scheduling of all labor crews, and creation of detailed logistics plans

  • Facilitate communication with other technical/production areas about cross departmental production elements

  • Establish and maintain accurate archival records of all shows

  • Work closely with the Director of Production to set a positive safety culture of and to ensure the safest possible working environment in all workspaces

  • Develop and implement safety policies and procedures

  • Develop Risk Assessment documentation for productions and processes

  • Manage and track technical budgets, controlling costs and ensuring efficient use of resources within agreed budgets
    Provide input on the creation of technical budgets, including but not limited to crew and staffing requirements and material and equipment needs
    Provide direction, performance management, and development for direct reports: Assistant Technical Directors, HGO Crew Heads and IATSE employees

  • Represent HGO in past, present, and future projects with designers and production teams, establishing a close and supportive working relationship
    Represent HGO in past, present, and future projects with co-producers, contractors and hiring companies as required

  • Working closely with other HGO departments, provide technical support as required for special projects and activities, including but not limited to special events, stage tours, Community & Learning programs and projects

  • Work collaboratively with the WCOC (Wortham Center Operating Company), Houston First, Houston Ballet, and other partners for all HGO technical matters

  • Participate in the planning, negotiation, and implementation phases of IATSE collective bargaining agreements
    Manage and maintain all HGO Production facilities and equipment: HGO warehouse maintenance, upkeep, inventory tracking, storage planning, Leeland costume and wig shop, facility maintenance and upkeep, HGO equipment and production department vehicles maintenance and upkeep

  • Oversee production cartage activities including overland and overseas shipping

  • Foster a culture of collaboration and cooperation with all HGO departments.

o Compensation:  Starting salary for candidates meeting minimum requirements is $100,000

o Submission Information


Costume Manager, American Repertory Theatre 

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry. A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director in 2008 and co-leads the theater in partnership with Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., who began his tenure in June 2022. 

o Start Date: ASAP 

o Requirements:  Directs all aspects of costuming for ART productions and advises on costuming needs for undergraduate performances. Promote an inclusive and safe work environment:

  • Foster a culture of community, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism among staff and guest artists

  • Foster a culture of psychological and physical safety, and ensure safe work environment and practices are observed

  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment by following and enforcing all safety regulations, ensuring placement and maintenance of safety equipment, training employees on safety practices, reporting and managing records of incidents, staying current on safety issues and advising management and staff on related policy

  • Hire and supervise Costume Staff (Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Head Draper, Crafts Artisan, and additional staff as needed)

  • Foster the professional development of the team with annual performance reviews, periodic feedback, and training opportunities. Encourage use of paid-time off.  Staff appropriately for redundancy to ensure time can take be taken and promote a healthy work-life balance.

  • Collaborate with all costume and wardrobe departments (Costumes, Crafts, Wardrobe, Wigs, Hair & Makeup) to finalize the hiring and onboarding of overhire, and ensure compliance with the union (HUCTW) and Harvard employment policies

  • Regularly schedule opportunities for staff to participate in relevant industry and professional development trainings

  • Collaboration with Costume Designers and in partnership with the Wardrobe Manager, collaborate with Makeup/Hair/Wig Designers to accomplish their designs within budget (materials and labor) and timeline (including factoring in meetings, fittings, and construction time)

  • Collaboration with Stage Management and Costume Designer on costume plots, entrance/exit charts, the scheduling of fittings, and responding to costume notes in rehearsal and performance reports

  • Manage cross-seasonal costume budgets for supplies and shop maintenance

  • Collaborate and maintain open lines of communication

  • Keep Production Management up to date on Costume budget, expenses, and timeline tracking

  • Oversee the daily operation of the costume department, including facilitating conversation between costume sub-departments as projects move between areas, and communicating changes as they come up

  • Collaboration with other production departments on cross-departmental projects
    Attend production meetings, studio rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and previews as needed

  • Maintain offsite costume storage and document stock and saved shows. Rent or lend stock to student groups or outside organizations as possible

  • Represent Costume in building meetings as we design and build our new theatre

  • Strong knowledge and vocabulary of costume and craft construction methods and materials.

  • Willingness to continue research and grow personal knowledge in the area of makeup, hair, and wigs, particularly global majority styling and care resources. 

  • Ability to quickly and accurately budget and report the amount of time needed for costume and craft production, sourcing, and show running tasks

  • Empathy, listening skills, and a strong ability to read body language and other nonverbal clues are essential
    Conflict resolution skills - diffusing tension, navigating difficult conversations, mediating resolutions
    Ability to adapt and quickly communicate changes throughout the production process

  • Must be capable of overseeing multiple projects happening simultaneously via delegating and collaborating with Costume sub-department team members

  • Class D driver's license and comfort driving sprinter van preferred, but not a requirement

  • Ability to maintain and repair sewing machines preferred, but not a requirement

o Compensation:  $78,000

o Submission Information


Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

o Seeking: Various Roles 

o Location: Milwaukee, WI 

o Website: https://www.milwaukeerep.com 

For more information: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/about/work-us/jobs/?fbclid=IwAR2lXyj99fIOhY8MmQ5n4XRveG1wEqPl2mL_9w7A1-WVpLoZhqwUDc-2Crc

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce. We invite you to review jobs that are currently available. 

Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and voluntary vision and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan; parking programs and complimentary tickets.

Application Instructions

Send your letter, resume and salary history (PDF or Word attachments only) to the email address listed in the job listing.



Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

o Seeking: Various Roles  

o Location: Ashland, Oregon

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

For more information: https://www.osfashland.org/work-with-us?fbclid=IwAR2cqx7fSs1YYwa2I86SMVxJjZ8ns4ba2RqsEr51mMKIVWdiIL7ByQ4Lv8U

Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, the Tony Award-Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a season of eleven plays in rotating repertory across three theatres between the months of February and October. Additionally, OSF offers extensive educational opportunities to students, teachers, and theatregoers of all ages during our performance season.

We offer employment and career opportunities in a wide range of positions (acting, other performing opportunities, scenery, costumes, lighting, marketing, finance, etc.). We encourage you to check our website regularly for openings.


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: Various Roles 

o Location: Red Bank, NJ

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


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.



FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund 

n 2017, Audible launched a theater initiative, intended to radically increase access to exceptional plays and performances. A core pillar of the initiative is the Emerging Playwrights Fund, a program that invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners. The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit. Audible is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing work that reflects the diversity of our members and our world. To accomplish this, Audible is committed to granting at least 50% of emerging playwright commissions to artists of color and women.

o Deadline: None

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: please submit all of the following to AudibleTheater@audible.com:

  • One full-length script for an original or adapted play (in English language only) that represents your voice ("Script"). The Script can be in any genre and may include one-acts and solo pieces;

  • A short biography; and

  • A brief statement about why audio plays appeal to you.

  • If you have an idea for an original audio play, you are welcome to include a pitch or summary along with your statement (this is encouraged, but not required)

o Contact: AudibleTheater@audible.com

o Application Information 


California Humanities Quick Grants 

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year (February, June, October) to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include virtual and in-person community dialogues, reading and film discussion groups, oral history workshops, non-fiction workshops, speaker series, and many more activities based in humanities disciplines. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required. 

o Deadline: July 17th 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply.

o Address: 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

o Application Information 


California Humanities Quick Grants 

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year (February, June, October) to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include virtual and in-person community dialogues, reading and film discussion groups, oral history workshops, non-fiction workshops, speaker series, and many more activities based in humanities disciplines. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required. 

o Deadline: July 17th 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply.

o Address: 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

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.

Information


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 



RESIDENCIES 

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship 2024

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections of The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center seeks top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. Visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Successful candidates will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working in languages other than English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and application materials must be in English. Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.The Center seeks diversity in race, ethnicity, age, gender, field, and type of project. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work. In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library's Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

o Deadline: September 29

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Directors. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend excessive time away from the Center. The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation. Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by September 29, 2023, 5 p.m. EDT. The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Arts and Letters Foundation Inc., William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.

o Application Information 


Radcliffe Fellowship 

Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard's unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other's ideas and support each other's ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.

o Deadline: September 14

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: We welcome applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. The strength of our fellowship program is its diversity. Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.

o Application Information 


2024 Lanesboro Residency 

A place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise be central to problem-solving. Supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency program is an opportunity for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro's rural community can inform their work.This place-based and community-engaged residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts' vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Lanesboro Arts is especially seeking residency projects where community engagement is integral to the art making or projects where public interaction with the work is at the core of an artist's practice.

o Deadline: July 28 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Complete program details are below. 

o Contact: Please contact Melissa Wray at 507-467-2446 or melissa@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

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



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NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.

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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