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The National Endowment for the Arts – NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The National Endowment for the Arts – NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency established by Congress in 1965 to help support excellence in the arts, both new and established, by bringing the arts to all Americans and by providing leadership in arts education.

In particular, the New Play Development Program focuses on advancing the American nonprofit theater’s ability to provide meaningful support for new work by providing financial support for playwrights and institutions developing outstanding new American plays, advancing the field’s ability to support the development process for new work, and by disseminating information on effective models for developing outstanding new American plays.

Two projects chosen as NEA Outstanding New American Plays will each receive $90,000 to support the final stages of development and a world premiere of the selected play. Five NEA Distinguished New Play Development Projects will each receive $20,000 to support the early stages of development of a new play. Each of the selected projects will involve close collaboration with the playwrights. The NEA New Play Development Program is open to nonprofit, professional organizations, or a consortium of organizations, who apply in collaboration with a playwright. Applications will be reviewed by a peer panel of experts and judged on artistic excellence and artistic merit.

Contact: Vijay Mathew
Phone: 202-554-9066 x 1215
Grant link:
Deadline: 12-20-2010

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