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2023 Application Closes: Friday, June 30 at 5:00PM EDT
2023 Application Guidelines: Click Here
The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Playwright Award is a $10,000 cash grant to be awarded to one (1) New York State-based playwright who self-identifies as LGBTQ+.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a working playwright. TAcceptable forms of playwriting include stage plays, libretti, radio plays, and audio dramas. No audio is accepted.
  • Need to be a current full-time resident of New York State afor a minimum of 12 months at the time applications close. 
  • Be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.
  • Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs of any kind are not eligible to apply.
  • All past recipients of any NYFA grant or Fellowship are eligible to apply.
  • Cannot be a NYFA employee, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above.

Please direct any questions about The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Playwright Award to [email protected]

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