2017-18 fellowship application deadlines

You deserve the time, space, and support to discover your unique voice. Find an artistic home at the Playwrights' Center.

There is no cost to apply for Playwrights' Center fellowships; please help us spread the word far and wide!

Fellowships, made possible by the McKnight and Jerome foundations, provide more than $315,000 each year for residencies, commissions, and development funds. The fellowship experience is customized to meet the needs of each artist, and offers support in building connections with theaters and other artists.

During their three-year tenure, Core Writers receive play development workshops at the Playwrights’ Center, have the opportunity to be part of PlayLabs or the Ruth Easton New Play Series, and get connected to an extensive network of universities and producing theaters.

Application deadlines for 2017-18:


Photo: 2015-16 playwriting fellows at the 2015 PlayLabs festival. Photo by Anna Min of Min Enterprises, LLC.