Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant


For the past six years, NET and the Playwrights’ Center have partnered to support collaborations between NET members in the Ensemble category and members of the Playwrights' Center's Core Writers Program.

One grant of $4,000 is awarded annually to support Ensemble and Playwright collaborations.

While the program can support commissions (as well as travel, artist fees, etc.), the goal of the activities is creative exchange. What can playwrights and ensembles learn from one another?  Competitive applications will discuss mutual benefits and interests, as well as project details.


Open to NET members in the "Ensemble" category and members of the Playwrights' Center's Core Writers Program.

Application Process

January 17, 2018 - ONLINE INFO SESSION

Noon PT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET

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No need to have a partner selected, just express that you are interested in participating.

NET Ensembles - email pcofield@ensembletheaters.net
Please include the name and email of a primary contact person and a website, if applicable

PW Center Core Writers - email juliab@pwcenter.org

March 1, 2018 - RFP RELEASED 

The RFP will include the names of the interested ensembles and playwrights so that conversations
can begin with potential collaborations.

April 26, 2018 - PROPOSALS DUE

May 24, 2018 - NOTIFICATION

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