9/01/2023

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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF)

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is seeking theatrical works (plays, musicals, and solo performances) for its 22nd anuual season to be held in June 2024 in the Theatre District in New York City. DUAF supports diverse, new, and emerging voices from America's burgeoning multicultural landscape. Over 200 playwrights have participated in DUAF and some have gone on to greater success on Broadway and have claimed top prizes such as the Pulitzer, Tony and Obie awards and nominations.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: November 10

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Eligible Projects: Plays do not exceed 70 minutes

  • Plays should be new or existing work with minimal exposure 

  • Plays should not have any other production in New York City during the 30-day period before and after the 2024 festival

  • Playwright's Supports: No submission or participation fees

    • $750 (short) and $1,000 (full) playwright stipends

    • Actor and director stipends

    • Casting support 

    • Technical design and operation 

    • Reimbursed rehearsal space rentals

    • Actor's Equity Showcase Code application administration

    • $1,000 awards for best full, short and audience

  • Submission Checklist:

    • Playwright's bio with contact info including name, address, phone # and email

    • Photo of playwright

    • Synopsis of theatrical work

    • Complete script of theatrical work

    • Estimated running time of work

    • Actor/director/crew bios, if available

    • Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting) 

    • Please submit all attachments as .pdf. Photos must be in either .jpg or .jpeg. 

o Categories: Short Plays, Full Length Plays 

o Contact: Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

o Submission Information 


The Richard Rodgers Awards 2023 

The Richard Rodgers Awards were created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater. These awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Richard Rodgers Awards are the only awards for which the Academy accepts applications.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: November 1

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: The name(s) of the author(s) must not appear on any of the items submitted, with the exception of the application form. Include only the title of the work on the script and plot summary. Please be sure author names are not included in music file metadata.

  • Entry must include:Script with lyrics, in PDF format.

  • Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters, in PDF format.

  • A separate track sheet (PDF) of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specifying the total number of minutes recorded.

  • At least 45 minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be numbered in sequence (e.g. 01 Song Title.mp3) and each song's lyrics clearly typed into the script where it appears. Tracks must be uploaded in the order they appear in the script.

  • Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work that has already been produced must give full information concerning these productions, including programs. A work is not eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.

  • If applicable, a statement of intent declaring how the applicants would use the award if their musical is a winner. If the piece is already attached to producers or a theater, even if tentative, these associations must be declared here.

  • If the submitted work (or a portion thereof) is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or authorizations necessary to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.

  • Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by March 2023.

o Categories: Musicals

o Contact: 212-368-5900

o Submission Information 


Urban Stages New Play Festival 2024  


As Urban Stages (NYC) celebrates its 40th-anniversary season, we are thrilled to announce a new play festival and invite submissions. We are now accepting full-length plays that require 2 actors. Winning plays will receive a staged reading in January-February 2024 and will be seriously considered for a full production on our Off-Broadway stage. There are no limitations when it comes to genre and themes. However, we suggest playwrights take a look at our previous productions to get a sense of the types of works Urban Stages leans towards producing. This includes, but is not confined to, producing plays from underrepresented perspectives, plays that center unknown histories, and plays that address pressing socio-economic issues, amongst many other themes. 

o Deadline: September 30 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Plays should be full-length. For musicals, please include the book and music as well. Please email your resume and play as .pdfs only to submissions@urbanstages.org by SEPTEMBER 30, 2023. Due to the high volume of submissions we typically receive, we will only contact playwrights whose works we are interested in including in our festival. Please do not enquire about your work via email or via calling our office.  We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions and thank you for sharing your work with us!

o Categories: New Plays 

o Contact: submissions@urbanstages.org

o Submission Information


International Human Rights Art Festival Ten-Minute Play Festival 2023

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG), NYC's pre-eminent arts and human rights performance event, and The Tank Theater issue a call for proposals for its ten-minute play festival (scripts no longer than 10-pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times Roman font) as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival this winter. The Festival will take place in The Tank's 98-seat main stage. We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern. We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, engagement and celebrating diversity; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.Selected plays will receive two hours of free rehearsal space at ART-NY (520 8th Ave.); a 30-minute tech rehearsal, full tech support, PR and marketing, and free photography documentation as part of the festival. There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $100 per selected play will be paid.


o When/Where: December 4-10 

o Deadline: October 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please send the script, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to Festival Assistant Producer Costanza Bugiani: costan za@ihraf.org, with the subject line: "IHRAF 10-minutePlay Festival Submission"

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Contact: costanza@ihraf.org

o Submission Information


Peach Theatre & Film International Film Festival 

The PEACH Theatre and Film Intl. Festival is a unique and rare experience that merge two beautiful genres of arts and entertainment. Both theatre and film. Featuring one full day of live theatre on stage and two days of short films on the big screen, showcasing 30 short films and 6 plays, in one of the world's most famous cities, internationally known for being the home of entertainment. Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to select films and plays based on content, quality, and merit. It is also our volition to honor the creatives selected, with integrity and respect for their hard work, discipline and sacrifice to get their productions completed and ready for display. As playwrights, filmmakers and entertainment professionals ourselves, we understand what it takes, and for that reason, we salute you! Become a part of history with us.

o When/Where: November 13-15 

o Deadline: September 25 (Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $35

o Eligibility: Our disclaimer, at The PEACH Theatre & Film Intl. Festival, exempts our organizers from liability because of loss, damage, theft, or injury to body or property of attendees even when that damage may be the result of some negligence. The event disclaimer states that attendance, and participation are deemed at your own risk and that anyone attending or taking part in the event must use good judgment, obey all laws and take reasonable care to avoid any injury to their person or property. By submitting to The PEACH Theatre & Film Intl. Festival, you agree to these terms.

  • Submission Fee includes consideration for all categories.

  • Theatre Submissions that are longer than the 1 hour required length can be submitted "as is" Yet, if selected the theatre piece must be reformatted to 1 hour (in length) to showcase in the festival. (NO EXCEPTIONS). 

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 

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

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble New Playwrights Initiative 2024

Neurodiverse. NeuroQueer. NeuroBIPOC.

Because of the enormous response/requests from playwrights and theatres across the country, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble's NEW PLAYWRIGHT'S INITIATIVE is back!! STE's is the nation's leader in developing the plays and careers of Autistic+/Neurodiverse/(Dis)abled writers. Our alumni are award-winning professional writers with readings and productions all across the country. Spectrum Theatre Ensemble is who the theatre industry looks to for Neurodiversity Innovation in the Arts. 

 

o Deadline: October 31

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: SEEKING NEW ONE-ACT PLAYS. We are looking for plays that surprise us. Multiple forms of theatrical performance will be considered, this is about you and celebrating your creative impulses and expression.Give yourself permission to imagine without restrictions.Six one-acts will be chosen through a concealed author process by artistic and literary directors at some of America's most respected and inclusive theaters.All plays will be fully produced at STE's Neurodiversity New Play Festival, Summer 2024. Authors will receive a 200. stipend, a press packet (reviews, press materials, interviews), promotion through our new PR campaigns, and two tickets to the festival for each author. It is our goal to be able to bring the authors to the festival (travel/housing) to fully participate in the production. We are currently working on funding so, for now, this remains only a possibility.

o Categories: One-Act Plays 

o Contact: newwork@stensemble.org

o Submission Information 


Flint Repertory Theatre 

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2024 New Works Festival April 23 – 28, 2024. Flint Repertory Theatre's New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, where audience members experience these new works before anyone else and meet the artists working to bring the future of American theatre to life.

  o Deadline: October 31

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: To be considered for a staged reading, playwrights must submit an original, unproduced, full-length script. Only one submission per playwright is permitted. To submit your work, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/LcdvZS1KbD7bqEWR7

o Categories: new plays, musicals 

o Contact: Contact Emily Nichter (Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director) at enichter@flintrep.org with any literary questions or concerns. 

o Submission Information 


Obsidian 

Obsidian cultivates, through publication and critical inquiry, Black imagination, innovation, and excellence—supporting Black, African, and African Diaspora creatives globally. Obsidian celebrates nearly fifty years of continuous publication and is dedicated to publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art biannually in print and year round online. Supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Publications Unit in the Department of English at Illinois State University, a body corporate and politic of the State of Illinois and a 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1975 and recognized for editorial achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Obsidian's full archive is available through JSTOR.


  o Deadline: October 15 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Drama/Performance: submit one act or a collection of short scenes no longer than twenty pages (20) following Samuel French or the Dramatists Guild suggested formatting. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained.

o Categories: Short Plays

o Submission Information 


The Autry: Short Play Festival 

Who You Calling "Stoic?": Not Your Cigar Store Indian There are many stereotypes that Native Americans - living and dead - have had to contend with. One of the most pervasive in film, history, and wooden statues: the stoic, wise leader. He never smiles. He rarely speaks. He is always a he.  But we know better. And for Native Voices 14th Annual Short Play Festival, you will, too!  We're asking our writers to dive into the image of the "Stoic Indian." Let's flip that stereotype on its head. Will you… Showcase that brilliant wit lurking behind that stoic facade?  Tackle the stories of the very real (and wise)? Regale us with the playfully mischievous? Surprise us? Instead of playing stoic, Native Voices' 2024 Short Play Festival is asking for stories that play with stoic. Come, make us laugh, teach us a lesson, or show us stoic as we join together for the Autry for our 14th Annual Short Play Festival.

  o Deadline: September 15 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Please keep your plays under 10 minutes! Plays selected to participate in the 14th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Thomas Studie Gadugi Audience Prize of $500 and the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award of $1,000. 

  • Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome!

  • Please note that Native Voices only accepts submissions written for the stage or theatre by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

o Categories: Short 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 


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 

Chicago (Broadway) - NYC EPA (09.15.23)


Seeking Equity actors for future principal replacements in the Broadway production of CHICAGO See breakdown).

o Preparation: Please prepare a brief song of your choice in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Note: there will be no dancing at this call. Also, please bring your picture and resume, stapled together.

 Pay: Production (League) $2537 weekly minimum



o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE 

Technical Director, Cleveland Playhouse 

The Technical Director leads the scene shop, carpenters and build process for a 8-9 play season. Responsibilities include analyzing scripts and designer drawings, estimating build costs, creating build and install schedules, make construction drawings, communicate with designers and director, and cultivate a collaborative, inclusive and anti-racist culture.

o Essential Duties: Leadership and Supervision:

  • Partner with the Associate Technical Director (ATD) to hire, train and supervise IATSE Scene Shop Head Carpenter, Deck Carpenter, four Scenic Carpenters, and occasional Overhire Carpenters; CPH is an IATSE apprentice house

  • Work closely with Paint Shop Charge Scenic Artist to plan shared work
    Cultivate a collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist culture in the scene shop by building culturally competent and generative relationships among staff, and immediately addressing instances of micro aggressive or harmful language or behavior

  • Support scene shop staff participation in CPH learning opportunities

  • Attend and run department meetings

  • Manage direct-report timesheets and personnel records

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment

  • Designer Support and Collaboration:

    • Communicate with Designers to support and execute designs with a high artistic standard within resources of time, labor, materials, and budget

    • Ensure design changes are communicated to production team

    • Foster a design process that includes accessibility and cultural competency

    • Communicate with Stage Manager and Designer on rehearsal and tech notes

  • Scenic Construction/Install/Tech Process:

    • Estimate materials and labor costs from Designer's preliminary drawings; refine estimates with final drawings to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety, while maintaining the design vision

    • Create Vectorworks and CAD construction drawings from Designer's plates
      Source and purchase materials in a timely, resource-efficient way, prioritizing local, diverse and socially responsible vendors

    • Work with all production departments to create build, load-in and strike schedules
      Manage construction, load in, installation, tech rehearsal and strike of all scenery
      Train Run Crew in moving scenery

  • Shop Maintenance:

    • Maintain shop, tools, equipment, stage rigging, theatrical systems, and stock

    • Recycle and reuse material as is possible and cost effective

    • Manage Scenic capital improvements

  • Administration:

    • Maintain updated and accurate theatre plans

    • Maintain timely and up to date scenic expense tracking

    • Collaborate in policy setting, season planning, script reading and budgeting

    • Uphold CPH policies and procedures

o Compensation:  $66,000-75,000

o Submission Information


Development Associate, Lincoln Center Theatre 

Lincoln Center Theater has produced over 200 plays and musicals at the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters at Lincoln Center and other theaters on and off-Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world.  LCT is committed to developing and producing new works and classics with an emphasis on the work of new and emerging playwrights, directors, and designers. LCT's education program, Open Stages, reaches thousands of public-school students annually with curriculum-related projects, teaching artist support, and tickets to LCT productions. LCT is committed to increased diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of its structure and operations as attention to these goals makes it stronger and helps better serve the artists, staff, crew, audience, and community at large. Lincoln Center Theater welcomes candidates who are fully committed to joining an organization that is proactively focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from populations underrepresented in theater and who align themselves with LCT's values and goals are strongly encouraged to apply. The Development Assistant/Associate reports to the Executive Director of Development & Planning, and broadly supports the work of a highly professional, fast paced ten-member development department raising $13+ million annually in addition to special purpose campaigns. This position provides ongoing administrative support to the LCT Board of Directors and to various Board committees, processes contributions, maintains donor records and handles VIP ticketing in addition to providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Director of Major Gifts.

o Responsibilities: Process, track and reconcile gifts to LCT; coordinate and write acknowledgements for Board members, major donors and institutional funders.

  • Enter gift data and maintain specialized gift records including multi-year pledges in Raisers Edge; maintain working knowledge of software upgrades and best use standards; maintain discretion with sensitive information.

  • Schedule and prepare materials for full Board and Board Committee meetings, department meetings and donor meetings; reserve meeting space and maintain calendar and attendance lists.

  • Manage house seat requests for Board and institutional funders for LCT productions, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows,

  • Organize and maintain department's computer and hard copy filing systems

  • Maintain contact information and mailing lists for the Board and major donors.

  • Assist with travel and restaurant reservations for Executive Director of Development & Planning and Director of Major Gifts.

  • Prepare expense reports for Executive Director of Development & Planning and Major Gifts Director.

  • Assist at special events (must be available for some evening/weekend work).

  • Interface with LCT departments including Finance, Marketing, General Management, Production and Artistic, and ensure smooth communication.

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • 2+ years of experience in an administrative role, or commensurate experience in academic program

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment; self-starter with ability to prioritize

  • Comfort with Excel and budget documents; experience with Tessitura or Raiser's Edge a plus

  • Strong writer

  • Detail-oriented

  • Easy verbal communicator – ability to engage regularly and comfortably with Board members, major donors and senior staff

  • Passion for creative work environment; flexible; strong team player

  • Interest in problem-solving

o Compensation:  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with an annual salary range of $60,000 - $64,000. Lincoln Center Theater provides comprehensive benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403(b) and Employer Match, and Paid Time Off. 

o Submission Information



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


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 

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Engagement 

Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 150 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through this grant program LMCC will award over $500,000 for projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2023. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts' (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 12

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements:Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.

o The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples. 

o Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • ●  Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach a Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • ●  Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

  • ●  Project budget must show a Creative Engagement request amount of no more than
    75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • ●  All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • ●  Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Engagement.

  • ●  Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Engagement, including those requesting both City and State funds.

  • ●  Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

o Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Flannery Winchester, Program Associate, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 119 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net

o Application Information  


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan's artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2023. Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). The UMEZ Arts Engagement program is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

o Deadline: September 12

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applications will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements: Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public.

  • The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.

  • Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Upper Manhattan, defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach an Upper Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

  • Project budget must show a UMEZ Arts Engagement request amount of no more
    than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. UMEZ and LMCC strongly encourage the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to UMEZ Arts Engagement.

  • Applicants may also apply to LMCC's Creative Engagement program for the same or different project in the same fiscal year.

o Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Lina Alfonso, Program Manager, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 129 or UMAE@LMCC.net

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: September 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



Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund 

In 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 

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 


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 

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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