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Jerome Fellowships


Playwrights' Center's Jerome Fellowship is intended to support early career playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with Playwrights' Center, in community with other fellows. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with Playwrights' Center artistic staffÔÇösome of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actorsÔÇöand through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights. Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the United States during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.) Fellows commit to spending the 12-month fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Jerome Fellowships. A previous Jerome Fellowship recipient applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the year.

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  • CheckmarkMust be at least 18 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Minnesota
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Arts, Humanities, Communications, Literature/English/Writing, Performing Arts

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