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Saturday, October 16, 2021

FutureFest 2022

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Deadline: October 31, 2021

 This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild.

Festival dates: July 15 – 17, 2022. The Dayton Playhouse does intend to hold the 2022 festival in person.

The submission deadline for FutureFest 2022 is October 31, 2021.

FEE
$20 submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”.

Fees may be paid online by following this link to our online payment system.

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2022. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2021 (postmark or electronic submission).

SCRIPTS

Electronic submissions (PDF format) are preferred, but not required.

Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend, in person, the weekend festival (July 15-17, 2022) in Dayton, Ohio and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of three reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional). Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) in May 2022.

SUBMIT TO
Please submit electronic copies of scripts to futurefest@daytonplayhouse.com

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@daytonplayhouse.com

Friday, October 15, 2021

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC performance grant

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 9 AM EST

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Sometimes a specific work of art created by a dancer, a musician, an actor, a writer, is unfinished unless it has one more added and important piece… an audience. Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC awards performance grants to individuals and groups focused on the production of theater, music, dance, and performance art.

Description: Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a performance grant to individuals / groups focused on the production of theatre, music, dance and performance art.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant cycle is currently open and ends on November 15, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Performer(s) of theatre, music, dance and performance art.

Grants awarded in this category do not fund costs associated with the creating/composition of new work.

Performer(s) applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

If your performance is a play, it must be a full production. Readings will not qualify.

We would prefer that the performance of your project take place in New York City’s five boroughs, or in a location in close proximity to New York City that has been discussed and approved by Café Royal Cultural Foundation. Email caferoyaldigital@gmail.com for inquiries.

We accept applications all year round, to view our submission dates in our Grant Schedule. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation Selection and Executive Committees. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Quality of the original or adaptive material and the performance / performers

Importance of the Project/Cultural Relevance

Promise of future achievements in performance arts

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than 5 videos links of works/performances to Café Royal Cultural Foundation to view and download.

If available, letter of intent from the venue with a date of planned performance. Please note that you do not have a commitment from a venue.

A short description of the performance / project.

A short artistic biography of the person(s) involved.


List of costs that the grant money can be used for:
Production fees
Actor fees
Director fees
Venue fees

Must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00. You cannot pay yourself artist fees if you are the producer, director, or an actor, do not include any fees related to the applicant in the project budget.


Grant Applications:

As of 2021 our grant submission platform has been moved to Submittable. If you are unfamiliar with how to apply using Submittable, here are some helpful points:.


You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit to these forms.


You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.


If you need to make changes to your form, please withdraw your submission and resubmit.


If anything changes with the information you submitted, please request to edit the submission


Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.


You can download Firefox by following the instructions linked here.


You can download Chrome by following the instructions linked here.

We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to whitelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable Account regularly. Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions here.

We accept applications all year round, to view our submission dates in our Grant Schedule.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime. Good Luck!

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Miranda Theatre Company’s 2021 Playwright Grant

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Deadline: October 15th, 2021

Email application as a single PDF to mirandatheatreco@gmail.com

Goal of grant: To provide financial support towards a reading or workshop of a new play.

Eligibility: Women or women-identifying playwrights, with priority given to members of the BIPOC community.

Application should be sent to: mirandatheatreco@gmail.com as a single PDF

Please include the following:

Name
What is your gender?
How do you identify? Man Non-Binary Woman Other / Self-describe:
Race / Which category best describes you?
-American Indian or Alaska Native (Eg: Navajo nation; Blackfeet tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village, etc)
-Asian (Eg Chinese, Filipino, Asia Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese etc)
-Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin (Eg: Mexican or Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran,
Dominican, Colombian, etc)
-Middle Eastern or North African (Eg: Lebanese, Iranian, Egyptian, Syrian, Moroccan, Algerian, etc)
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Eg Samopan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian etc)
-White (Eg: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French, etc)
-Black or African American (Eg: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc)
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Eg: Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian, etc)
-Some other race, ethnicity or origin

Mailing Address
Telephone
Email
Title of Project
Brief (300 words) description of play
Inspiration for play. What compelled you to write this story? History of development of the work to date

Time frame for presentation of workshop 
Projected venue
4-page sample of Play
Resume

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Publishing Grant 2021

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 9:00 AM EDT

APPLICATION FORM

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant cycle is currently open and ends on November 15, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.
Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted. Such as:
  • Course Reduction (if you're a Teacher/Professor)
  • Salary Replacement
  • Living Expenses
  • Research Expenses
Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation Selection and Executive Committees. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Creativity, originality, ideas and concepts, writing style

Importance of the Project/Cultural Relevance

Promise of future achievements in writing

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than a 15 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

A short description of the project.

A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

Grant Applications:

As of 2021 our grant submission platform has been moved to Submittable. If you are unfamiliar with how to apply using Submittable, here are some helpful points:.

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit to these forms.

You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.

If you need to make changes to your form, please withdraw your submission and resubmit.

If anything changes with the information you submitted, please request to edit the submission

Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.

We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to whitelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable Account regularly. Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions here.

We accept applications all year round, to view our submission dates in our Grant Schedule.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists 2021

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Deadline: November 30, 2021

APPLY HERE

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2021 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

While the pandemic put a pause on in-person lab productions for, our award recipients of the past two consecutive years will finally take the stage in our spring 2022 Dare to Be Different Festival.

It was our honor to nominate our 2020 winner, Cheeyang Ng for the 2021 Princess Grace Award, which he won. Ng and colleague, Eric Sorrels, received the 2020 award for their musical MĀYĀ: the story of a struggling poet in need of an awakening, not unlike India herself.

Submissions will open in September 20, 2021 and will close in November 30, 2021. All submissions must be sent through an online application that can be found HERE. Only one submission per playwright/librettist will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced spring 2022.
Amas Musical Theatre will not ask for any fees for entry or for any fiduciary involvement

from the playwright/librettists at any point of the process.

Submission Requirements:

The musical must:

Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)

Have no more than seven actors (actors may play multiple roles, if so please include a suggested breakdown of role distribution)

Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions

Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)

Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)

Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

What to submit

All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.

Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project

History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)

Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)

Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)

Proof of rights (if applicable)

Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)

PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available


Guidelines for Materials

All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.

PROOF OF RIGHTS

If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.

FULL SCRIPT

The full script must include:

Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)

Character breakdown (maximum one page)

The complete script with page numbers

For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.
Demo Tracks

The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.

Demo tracks should:

Include at least one song from the first 25 pages

Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment

Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles

Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs

For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

5th Floor Theatre Company Groundbreakers Grants

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Deadline: October 8, 2021

5th Floor Theatre Company has always been committed to helping the New York City theatre community grow and thrive, a mission that has become especially critical as the arts continue to regain their footing in a post-COVID-19 environment.

Beginning this Fall, 5th Floor Theatre will renew this mission through Groundbreakers, which will award up to five individuals and/or groups to support their development of theatre projects in New York City. Grantees may receive up to $2,500 USD based on the scope of their project.


TO APPLY

Submit a proposal to info@5thfloor.org totaling no more than 500 words, describing the project and its potential meaning to the broader New York City theatre community. Feel free to include attachments, links or any additional supporting materials that may be helpful in your submission.

Please also include the grant amount requested and a budget for how the funds will be used. As 5th Floor evaluates proposals, we appreciate efforts that:

Present original work, or bring a new and diverse point of view or representation to traditional material;

Create artistic opportunities for women and/or BIPOC voices; and/or
Amplify voices or stories of historically underrepresented groups and/or communities.

We do not fund:

Individuals or groups that do not pay the artists involved in their project (Can be in the form of transportation benefit or stipend); or

Organizations or groups that have an annual operating budget totaling more than $10,000.

TIMELINE CYCLE 1:


September 13 – October 8, 2021: Application period is open

October 9 – November 7, 2021: 5th Floor Theatre reviews applications

November 8, 2021: 5th Floor Theatre announces grant recipients

August 1, 2022: Submit a one-page report on project status and how funds were usedCYCLE 2:


February 28 – April 1, 2022: Application period is open

April 2 – April 24, 2022: 5th Floor Theatre reviews applications

April 25, 2022: 5th Floor Theatre announces grant recipients

October 1, 2022: Submit a one-page report on project status and how funds were used


GRANT AGREEMENT

In addition to the awarded funds, grant recipients will receive 5th Floor Theatre team resources for guidance on budgeting, fundraising, production, marketing and press. 5th Floor Theatre has a decade-long history of producing theatre in New York City, with a network of established artists to connect with as appropriate. We are here to help all applicants and grantees on theiryou on your artistic development journey.

Grant recipients will agree to the following terms:

5th Floor Theatre will be listed as a supporter of the work on all promotional materials and/or credited as an initial supporter of the work where appropriate

Grantee will provide 5th Floor Theatre a final summary report on expenditure and project impact of award amount

5th Floor Theatre will be offered the opportunity to continue supporting the work through future phases of development and performance

Grant recipients will attend one fundraiser or event for 5th Floor Theatre and may be asked to discuss or present a portion of their project to encourage future support

If you have any questions regarding your application or the application process, please reach out to info@5thfloor.org.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Diez Minutos Festival 2022 seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Players Workshop seeks plays for its Ninth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival, Diez Minutos. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2022 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. 

Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided. Any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!
Scripts are generally not limited in subject matter or content, except no musicals or children’s plays, please.


Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.
There must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year:
The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file; your name must not appear on the script. A second separate attached PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].” No Word files or other formats will be accepted.
The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations.

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play. The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page.
Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges. Players Workshop may disqualify, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2021. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance. Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first- round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival in March, 2022, and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2022 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.
Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2022

Monday, June 28, 2021

2021 The Greater Good Commission & Festival

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Deadline: July 4, 2021 11:59 PM

LGBTQIA+ LATINX PLAYWRIGHTS HAVE THEIR SAY

Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers $500 mini grants to Latinx playwrights to write short plays, innovative in form, that reflect the times. The commission’s second round will focus on LGBTQIA+ Latinx- identifying playwrights. Submissions are open until 11:59 PM on July 4th, 2021.

The year’s commissioned plays will be presented at the second annual Greater Good Theater Festival produced by the Latinx Playwrights Circle (LPC) and Pregones Theater/PRTT. The festival will be streamed online in the fall and the plays will later live in digital archives.

Eligibility Checklist

Do you identify as Latinx (any race may apply)?
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Have you had no more than one professional theater productions of a full-length play?

College productions and workshop productions do not count as professional theater productions. College students are eligible to apply. People of the global majority/people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities who meet the above eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Requirements

The Greater Good Commission is open to any self-identified Latinx playwrights who also identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Gender Non-Conforming, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and more).

Please include the following 5 items with your application:

Artist Statement: In 1 page or less, introduce yourself; tell us about your work. Please talk about what work your writing does to represent or engage the Latinx community, and your experience as an LGBTQIA+ community member.

Artist Resume, 1-2 pages

Writing Sample: Your writing sample should be a play that runs ten minutes or less or an excerpt for a full-length play, max 10 pages (English, Spanish, and Spanglish submissions are all welcome)

Short Play Proposal: 1 page or less, describe a short play about ACCESS that you’d like to write if selected for this commission; max of 5 actors per show for digital production

How to Submit

Completed applications must be submitted by July 4, 2021.

Late submissions will be disqualified unless the deadline is extended.

If you have questions, please email greatergoodplays@gmail.com

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

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Deadline: June 1, 2021 11:59 PM (EST) 

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants were established in the summer of 2003 by a gift from Priscilla and Michael Henry Heim in response to the low number of literary translations currently appearing in English. Its purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.

Who is eligible:
  • The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.
  • Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
  • There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.
  • The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.
  • Anthologies with multiple translators, works of literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.
  • Translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant. 
  • Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year. 
  • Projects may have up to two translators. 
  • Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:

Translators must complete the below applications form by 11:59 PM (EST) June 1, 2021. The below application will require the following materials. Please use a standard 12pt font with 1 inch margins.

1. The application form, with all items completed:
  • A 1-2 page, single-spaced statement outlining the work and describing its importance.
  • A biography and bibliography of the original author, including information on translations of their work into other languages.
  • A CV of the translator, no longer than 3 pages.
  • If the book is not in the public domain and the project is not yet under contract, please include a photocopy of the copyright notice on the original (the copyright notice is a line including the character ©, a date, and the name of the copyright holder, which appears as part of the front matter in every book), and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English-language rights to the book are available. A letter or copy of an email from the copyright holder is sufficient. 
  • If the translation is currently under contract with a publisher, please submit a copy of the contract.

2. An 8–10 page, single-spaced sample of the translation. For prose, this should be within the range of 3,000-5,000 words. For poetry, please include 1-2 poems per page, within the 8–10 page range.

3. The same passage in the original language (and, if the work has been previously translated, the same passage in the earlier version).

Please be mindful of the requirements for 12pt font and 1 inch margins. The judges reserve the right to withdraw from consideration any submissions that go over these requirements.

Contact awards@pen.org with any questions.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

2021 ATHE-KCACTF JUDITH ROYER EXCELLENCE IN PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award honors a new play marked by sophisticated and nuanced storytelling, with the potential to make a major artistic impact on contemporary theatre. In 2017, the playwriting award was newly named the Judith Royer Award for Excellence in Playwriting, in honor of the many years of service she has given to ATHE, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and especially to the development of new plays throughout the nation. 

Plays must have been written by playwrights engaged with an institution of higher education (be it student, faculty, artist in residence, guest artist, etc.).

This award is co-sponsored by KCACTF. Only full-length plays will be considered. A playwright may only enter one play in any given year. The plays can be produced or unproduced but must be unpublished.

Authors and nominators need not be ATHE members. Self-nominations are welcome. The winning playwright is expected to attend the ATHE Conference and to participate in the preparation of a concert reading of the play. The winner will receive conference registration, four nights in the conference hotel, and up to $500 towards travel expenses (reimbursement). The playwright will also be recognized at the National Festival at the Kennedy Center, for which they will receive membership in the Dramatists Guild, a cash award of $500, travel, hotel and a meal allowance.

Submission Guidelines
  • A blind copy of your script, submitted as a PDF. To ensure the blind reading process, your name must not appear anywhere in the script document -- not on the cover page, not in the headers or footers.
  • A cover sheet, submitted as a separate document, with the name of the play, your name as you expect to see it on publicity material, and contact information.
  • A brief synopsis of the play.
  • A rough casting breakdown - Example: (3M, 4W).
  • Brief descriptions of the characters.
  • Pertinent production notes (optional).
  • We do not accept screenplays or musicals (due to the difficulty of the reading).
  • Your play must not include material that you do not have permission to use.
  • Your play must not be previously published.
  • Previous production of your script is allowed.
  • Do not submit a play that is incomplete or a rough draft.
  • Plays may be submitted to other award programs simultaneously.
  • Plays must be full-length. This means more than 60 pages. 
  • The screening for the award will be done by blind reading. Therefore we require that names not be put on the manuscript, but ONLY on the cover page. The readers for the award will not receive the cover page. 
  • Submissions due December 1, 2020.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

For questions, contact subcommittee chair Hank Willenbrink.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Grants

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Deadline: November 16, 2020 at 9AM

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant schedule is now open and ends on Monday November 16th at 9:00am. Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to publishinggrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.

Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted.

Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Quality of the writing and the importance of the project to publish

Artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievements in writing

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than a 30 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

A short description of the project.

A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to publishinggrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

We accept applications all year round. Applications will only be received by e-mail. The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime.

APPLY FOR A LITERATURE GRANT

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Exiled Tongues Artist-in-Residence

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APPLY FOR EXILED TONGUES 2020 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAM


In order to support emerging artists of color, Exiled Tongues is providing $200 microgrants to artists of color who articulate a new, inclusive path forward for American theater in 2021 and beyond. Grants are unrestricted and can be used for anything. Artists must only comply with residency goals.

ABOUT US

Exiled Tongues is a theater collective that provides financial, artistic, and collaborative support to artists who center diasporic consciousness. We realize that mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. Our productions showcase the complex stories of BIPOC and acknowledge intersectional identities. We use our intersectional identities as a form of theatrical empowerment and seek to make change beyond theater and into our communities.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jonathan Larson Grant 2021

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Deadline: September 24, 2020 11:59 PM EDT
Application Guidelines 2021

The 2021 Jonathan Larson Grants application will close on Thursday, September 24th 2020 at 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). 

Click here to apply

General Criteria

The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.
Grant awards are based on merit, and are intended for those artists with a demonstrated commitment and dedication to a career in musical theatre. Further, the grants are not intended to be scholarships, and artists applying for grants should be working professionally in the field.
Applications are accepted in the following areas:
Individuals may apply as lyricists, composers, librettists, or any combination of the three.
Collaborative teams may apply together as composer, lyricist, and/or librettist, or any combination of the three.

Collaborators who work together regularly are strongly encouraged to apply as a team.If your collaborative team has more than three individuals, please contact the ATW offices.

United States citizenship is not a requirement to receive the grant, but you must be eligible to work in the U.S. and reside/work here on at least a part-time basis and submitted work should be predominately in English.

Artists may apply only once per grant cycle. You may not apply as part of a team and as an individual applicant.

Prior Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients are not eligible.

(Applications that do not adhere to these general criteria will not be considered)
  • Required Materials–Applicants must submit the following through our online portal to be considered:
  • General Information
  • Artistic Statement—on the form provided, describe your achievements and goals for your career as a creative artist or collaborative team (one per application). Please do not make specific monetary requests as part of the application.
  • Creative Curriculum Vitae—productions/workshops/readings, educational history, and including list of awards (one for each applicant or each member of a team, please submit multiple CVs in one, combined .pdf or .doc file).
  • Work Sample List—(please see below for further information)
  • Applicants may provide a letter of support/recommendation from theatre artists or educators, although this is component is not mandatory to submit an application.

WORK SAMPLE LIST

Applicants are also required to submit a comprehensive Work Sample List; a list of all the song and libretto selections with authorship information. Work samples are only required in accordance with your application focus.

For instance, if you are applying as a composer only, please only submit music, and dramatic context for the song. Do not submit a book or lyrics for adjudication. The same would be true if you were applying as a lyricist or book writer, only submit samples for the area or areas for which you wish to be considered.

Once you have completed the Work Sample list, you will have the opportunity to upload your material.

Notes on uploading work samples:
Audio Files/Song Selections—upload selected songs (accepted formats include MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC). Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.
Dramatic Context/ Lyric Sheets—describe the dramatic context and provide the lyrics for each song selection
Libretto—Please submit one-act only of a musical book (or if your work does not have a traditional act-break, an excerpt of 60 pages or less). .pdf format is preferred. You may start your libretto with a 1-page synopsis of the show in its entirety.

On Selecting Work Samples:

Regardless, if you work creatively in all three disciplines (music, lyrics, and book) or you are applying as a collaborative team, you should submit combined work samples that represent the full range of your work. For example, Jonathan Larson might have submitted one application that included three song selections from Rent, two song selections from Tick, Tick…Boom!, and the book of Act II from Rent. Please do not submit a recording of an entire act or production. Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.

The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre writers. We are aware that artists work in multiple disciplines; and while it is not necessary that you only work in musical theatre, selections of representative work submitted for the grant must be for musical theatre. Applications submitting oratorios, operas, symphonic scores, or film scores will not be considered.

Adapted Works: Should you choose to submit selections from work which is adapted from an existing work, you must provide proof of rights for that adaptation as part of your application.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr provide financial relief for playwrights

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Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr are partnering to provide financial relief to playwrights during this period of isolation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

APPLY HERE

This grant will distribute 152 unrestricted cash awards of $500 each directly to US-based playwrights, of any employment and/or immigration status. To us, a practicing playwright is a person who generates live performance in a theatrical setting through the creation of text and action. Playwrights in need at any stage of their practice or career are encouraged to apply. Grantees will be chosen through a random lottery after submissions have closed.

TO APPLY: Playwrights are asked to submit a piece of writing to demonstrate eligibility for this grant, which is designated for playwrights. Shorter plays and texts are acceptable as long it constitutes and translates into an evening of performance. We ask for page numbers denoting an excerpt that you would like us to read. Although the grant process is not merit-based we are always interested in familiarizing ourselves with as many artists as possible, and will attempt to look at all writing that is submitted during summer 2020.

Awards will be granted by random lottery. Application will open on Friday, May 29 2020 at 3pm Eastern time and remain open until we receive 1500 submissions. We will then randomly select 152 recipients from the pool of 1500 applicants (10% of the applicant pool). Submissions will be viewed and administered by The Bushwick Starr curatorial staff to confirm eligibility.

Grants will be issued in cash by electronic fund transfer or check, we aim to make payments no later than Monday, June 15 2020.

You do not need to demonstrate need, skill, or merit to be eligible for funding. However, we hope you will weigh your level of need when considering whether to apply. If your experience of need is not urgent or acute, please consider stepping back and letting those who could most benefit from our limited resources access them first. If you know someone who is eligible and would benefit, please consider inviting them to apply.

If you have further questions, please refer to the FAQs. All other questions or concerns from grantseekers may be directed to: grants@thebushwickstarr.org

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund

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Deadline: June 1 2020 11:59 PM EST


The PEN/Heim Translation Fund was established in the summer of 2003 by a gift from Priscilla and Michael Henry Heim in response to the low number of literary translations currently appearing in English. Its purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2020 through June 1, 2020.

Who is eligible:
  • The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.
  • Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
  • There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.
  • The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.
  • Anthologies with multiple translators, works of literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.
  • Translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant. 
  • Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year. 
  • Projects may have up to two translators. 
  • Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:

Translators must complete the below applications form by 11:59 PM (EST) June 1, 2020. The below application will require the following materials. Please use a standard 12pt font with 1 inch margins.

1. The application form, with all items completed:
A 1-2 page, single-spaced statement outlining the work and describing its importance.
A biography and bibliography of the author, including information on translations of his or her work into other languages.
A CV of the translator, no longer than 3 pages.
If the book is not in the public domain and the project is not yet under contract, please include a photocopy of the copyright notice on the original (the copyright notice is a line including the character ©, a date, and the name of the copyright holder, which appears as part of the front matter in every book), and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English-language rights to the book are available. A letter or copy of an email from the copyright holder is sufficient.
If the translation is currently under contract with a publisher, please submit a copy of the contract.


2. An 8–10 page, single-spaced sample of the translation. For prose, this should be within the range of 3,000-5,000 words. For poetry, please include 1-2 poems per page, within the 8–10 page range.

3. The same passage in the original language (and, if the work has been previously translated, the same passage in the earlier version).


Please be mindful of the requirements for 12pt font and 1 inch margins. The judges reserve the right to withdraw from consideration any submissions that go over these requirements.


Contact awards@pen.org with any questions.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Emergency Assistances Grants

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Deadline: April 14, 2020

3/25/20 COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE UPDATE

In response to the COVID-19 Theatre closures, we are redirecting our entire 2020 grant budget into emergency assistance grants of $2500 to playwrights, composers, librettists, and lyricists who have had a full professional show cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to be able to give up to 40 grants of $2500.

The direct link to the google form to enter the lottery is here:

https://forms.gle/arerNXYsBGiYwkn2A


Criteria:

You are eligible to enter the lottery for a grant of $2500 from the Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation if you are:

1) A playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist

2) Have had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.

The form will be active until April 14th, and after that date we will be doing a random selection, to make sure the process is totally impartial.

Each artist may only submit ONE time, even if you have had more than one production cancelled. If you submit more than once, your entries will be removed.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

THE NYC WOMEN'S FUND FOR MEDIA, MUSIC AND THEATRE

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The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects
Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos
Production funds for live theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000
Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000
Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000
Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000
Music General - $20,000
Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000
In 2019, finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creatives who identify as women.

This is the second round of a $5 million, three-year program made possible through the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre will be available for one additional award cycle opening in Summer 2020 (for 2021).

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available on Wednesday, July 10 and will close on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2020. View NYC Women's Fund FAQs here, and click below to view guidelines for each project category.

Film Project Guidelines
Music Project Guidelines
Theatre Project Guidelines

Anyone can apply and be awarded a grant regardless of actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, partnership status, marital status, disability (including use of a service animal), race, color, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, military status, or any other class protected by City, State, or Federal law.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS NEW WORK GRANT

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Grant Amount: $3000

Deadline: October 29, 2019  

For this grant, individual artists and collectives that live in Queens or have a permanent studio in Queens may apply.

Fiscal sponsorship is not required.

THE NEW WORK GRANT SUPPORTS ARTISTS THAT LIVE QUEENS OR HAVE THEIR ART PRACTICE IN QUEENS, IN THE CREATION OF NEW WORK THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE CULTURAL LIFE OF THE BOROUGH.

PROJECT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR:

  • Queens-based individual artists for the creation of new work.
  • New Work is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before.
  • Unincorporated Artist Collectives or collaborations between multiple artists. If an artist collective or collaboration applies, one Queens-based artist will be the “lead applicant” and will need to fill out an individual application for the collective’s project. Artist collectives can only apply once for the New Work Grant.
  • Artists working in all disciplines. Project disciplines can include (but are not limited to):
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Photography, Film and Video
  • Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site-Specific Installations)
  • Fiber Arts
  • Folk Arts 
  • Media Arts
  • Community-Engaged Art 
  • Multidisciplinary Arts
All projects must culminate in an exhibition or presentation in the 2020 calendar year that are accessible and engage the general public of Queens

Grant funds can be used for:
  • Artists' fees 
  • Marketing and publicity costs 
  • Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
  • Venue rental for the project (general home/studio rent is not eligible)

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the City Council

WHO CAN APPLY

Resident of Queens or artists who have a full-time studio in Queens (PO boxes are not accepted)
Applicants that are at least 18 years of age
Artists working in any discipline - visual, literary or performing art forms
Applicants that attend a QAF Information Session

WHO CANNOT APPLY

Students, full or part-time, either currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in 2020. This includes degree programs and certificate programs.

Artists who received funding in 2019 for DCA individual artist support (QAF New Work Grant).

Past recipients who failed to submit a final report or who did not properly credit funding as stipulated in the QAF Cultural Contract.

Individual Artists applying through any other 2020 QAF grant even through partnerships for organization support

Applicants who are out of compliance with any Queens Council on the Arts funding contract.

ARTISTS WHO RECEIVE A NEW WORK GRANT WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS UPON ACCEPTANCE:

Proof of Queens Residency (i.e. signed official lease, bank statement, or utility bill with the grantee’s name and Queens address)

More information online

Saturday, September 21, 2019

2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA): Artists/Ensembles

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Deadline: September 25, 2019 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

The NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble grant program supports the work of Latinx artists in all disciplines. For the 14th cycle, the NFA offers five grant categories for artists and ensembles who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the NFA guidelines: Artist Grant ($10,000), Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film ($10,000), the San Antonio Artist Grant ($5,400), the Puerto Rico Artist Grant ($5,000) and the NALAC Pod Grant ($5,000)

We encourage you to read through the NFA guidelines for more information on the grant categories, eligibility and evaluation criteria prior to submitting a grant application.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

U.S. or Puerto Rico-based Latinx artists in any artistic discipline working individually or as part of an ensemble, arts collective or community-based arts and culture group are welcome to apply for the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

What does the NALAC Fund for the Arts Support?

Grant funds may be used to support any stage of the creative process, including but not limited to living wages, research, production, living expenses, documentation, evaluation, occupancy, travel, training. The number and amounts of awards are contingent on availability of funds.

Funding Period

Proposed activities must take place between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Award notifications will be made in January 2020.

Support

Download the NFA guidelines for Artists/Ensembles here: https://nalac.org/grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts/

Email the Programs Team at grants@nalac.org or call the NALAC Staff at 210.432.3982 for more information.

Submit an inquiry to the NALAC Support Desk here: https://airtable.com/shrhMk3RplrHLocGd

Friday, February 8, 2019

The MAP Fund grants

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The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP awards $1 million annually to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant.

MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and does not support cultural appropriation or oppressive project language, structures, or content.

The program pursues its mission by annually welcoming applications for new live performance projects. Each year, MAP hires a different cohort of peer reviewers who recommend the projects they believe most align with MAP’s goals through a rigorous, facilitated review process.

 MAP will accept online proposals through ​11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019​. Late
proposals will not be not accepted for any reason.

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