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Friday, October 27, 2017

Jerome Fellowship

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Deadline: January 11, 2018

The Playwrights’ Center's Jerome Fellowships provide emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft.

Fellows will receive an $18,000 stipend, plus an additional $2,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota, working in an individualized and hands-on way with the Playwrights’ Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country.

Beyond the financial stipend, the value of fellowships is more than doubled with the year-long support the Playwrights’ Center adds through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors—and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, access to talent, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application.

Fellows commit to spending the 12-month fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided.

Playwrights may not receive more than two Jerome Fellowships.

A previous Jerome Fellowship recipient applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the successful previous application.

Recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships or grants during the grant year.


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FORMS
Jerome Fellowship Application

  • Primary phone number.
  • Title of submitted play.
  • How did you hear about the Jerome Fellowship?
  • Have you had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of this application?

Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least three public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions.

Are you eligible to apply for the Jerome Fellowship for emerging playwrights? Choosing "Yes" confirms that you have read the eligibility requirements.
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Playwrights may not receive more than two Jerome Fellowships. A previous Jerome Fellowship recipient applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play accompanying their successful previous application.
Do you certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and that the work contained in this application is of your own creation?

ATTACHMENTS

Full-length play script (PDF or Word doc)

Please ensure your name and the play title are on the cover page. A full-length play generally runs at least one hour. If you are submitting a script for a musical or another play that was written in collaboration with another artist, please clearly indicate your role in the writing of the play.

Playwriting resume (PDF or Word doc)

Please note clearly which productions listed on your resume (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least three public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions.

Artistic goals (PDF or Word doc)

This is a one-page description of your goals for the fellowship year. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship year. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, great connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth?

REFERENCES

Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Provide contact information for your recommender, who will be emailed a request containing a link and simple instructions for electronic submission of a recommendation.

Please communicate with your recommenders so they'll be expecting this request.

Provide 2 references.

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