Fine and Performing Arts

Multidisciplinary Arts

Josephine De Karman Fellowship 

Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

Fulbright US Student Program (International creative projects, work with an established artist, graduate study)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships & Internships

Sitka Fellows

Also see opportunities under Graduate Study in the UK, Humanities, and International Opportunities.


American Conservatory Theatre Fellowships

Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowships

Childrens' Theatre Foundation Individual Theatre Artists Fellowship

Costume Society of America

Folger Shakespeare Library

Hedgerow Theatre Fellowships

Huntington Playwriting Fellows

Manhattan Theater Club Directing Fellowship

Princess Grace Awards Program

New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship

Shakespeare Theatre Company Internships & Fellowships

Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship

TCG Resident Actor Fellowships

Wilma Theatre Production/Stage Management Fellowships


A good option for writers (including playwrights) is a writing residency. The most prestigious include Yaddo, McDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Colony for the Arts, and Hedgebrook, but there are many others. A residency  gives you room and board usually for up to six weeks - time to write. They will sometimes pay travel, too. Typically you get a room and a studio, and they bring you lunch and serve a communal dinner.