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Wrote a play? These places want to read it! Check out these playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines!


THE VAN LIER NEW VOICES FELLOWSHIP AT THE LARK

Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color under 30 who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus up to $3,000 in health insurance premium reimbursement.

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THE MACDOWELL COLONY

Deadline: September 15, 2017

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

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THE HODDER FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: September 19, 2017

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.”

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ARTIST COMMISSIONING PROGRAM AT THE QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Deadline: September 21, 2017

The Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) that will award $10,000 each to Queens artists who create new, original works for theater, dance, and music. The intent of the ACP is to produce new and significant works of art to the American canon and build a growing arts support culture in Queens, as well as audiences in Jackson Heights and Jamaica. In this particular moment in time, it is critical to support artists who create new works of art that reflect diverse cultural backgrounds, narratives and values.

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FELLOWSHIPS FOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS AT THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY

Deadline: October 5, 2017

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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THE CAMARGO FOUNDATION

Camargo Core Program
Deadline: October 17, 2017

The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. By encouraging groundbreaking research and experimentation, it supports the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster connections between research and creation

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The Cultural Diaspora
Deadline: October 19, 2017

The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights. Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United States and Africa, will be hosted at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, from May 28 to June 25, 2018.

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