I am delighted to announce my extreme gratefulness to be a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant! As a creative professional, many times I am wearing many hats and holding many jobs to fund my passion for arts and activism. After being relieved of my duties at my job in early March, due to COVID-19, I, like so many people around the world, was worried about how I was going to make it financially.
“Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers at all stages of their careers. We sponsor educational programs; provide awards, grants, and stipends; offer free space to create new works; and give emergency aid to writers in need. By supporting and nurturing the creators of today, we protect the stories of tomorrow”.
It was a joy to share with the organization my love for the stage, my B.A. in Theatre Arts + Dance, and the current literary work that is driving me. The grant has a range of $500.00 to $3,000.00. In the time of COVID-19, I am happy to be acknowledged and recognized for the work that I have done, and the work I will continue to do for the rest of this natural life.
It is my belief that there is enough room for everybody to win… If you have written for the stage, or storytelling is one of your primary creative practices, please consider applying. For more information about The Dramatist Guild Foundation, click here. To apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, click here.