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Playwright Development Program (PDP)

Opportunity for Florida Writers in Eligible Areas
to Participate in a Career Development Program

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Deadline Date:

04/08/21 11:59 PM


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Opportunity to Florida individual writers in eligible locations to participate in a professional development program. Applicants must contact program staff and pre-qualify prior to submitting an application. The program is intended to provide intensive support for developing new work of playwrights residing in Miami-Dade County.

The Playwright Development Program (PDP) is a series of two-day workshops conducted by nationally-renowned playwrights in conjunction with the Theatre League of South Florida and the Deering Estate at Cutler.    

Selected local playwrights must agree to attend all workshops, at which they will be provided with the opportunity to develop their work further in intensive sessions with a nationally-renowned playwright.  Participation at meetings scheduled in addition to the workshops may also be required.  At the conclusion of the series, “workshopped” plays may be presented in professionally produced readings at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194482

Number of Grants:

A panel will admit a limited number of participants into the series.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The PDP Cycle lasts two years and consists of three weekend workshops each year (a total of 6 weekend workshops) with exact dates to be determined.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All professional writers residing in Miami-Dade County are eligible to apply. A professional artist is defined as a person who creates, on an ongoing basis, original works of art within an artistic discipline, and is pursuing this work as a means of livelihood or a way to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Artists must have resided and worked in Miami-Dade County for one year at the time of application. Selections will be made contingent on proof of residency.

Non-professional students pursuing undergraduate degrees, nonprofessionals who engage in writing as a hobby, or employees of Miami-Dade County are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is April 8, 2021, by 11:59 PM.

All PDP applicants must attend a consultation with Department staff, either in person or by telephone at the latest one week prior to the deadline. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Please Adriana S. Perez to arrange a consultation. No consultations will be scheduled after April 1.

To apply, applicants must complete a Grant Eligibility and Request Form and be deemed eligible to apply by the program’s Grant Administrator before accessing the application form. Requests to apply to the program received at or after 5:00 PM on the program’s final deadline will NOT be accepted.

Playwrights are encouraged to complete the application process at least 72 hours in advance of the application deadline to ensure successful submittal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Adriana Pérez
(305) 375-5019

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128

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