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Jerome Fellowships

support early career playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to a two-year professional development residency in Minnesota.

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Many Voices Fellowships

are intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to a two-year professional development residency in Minnesota.

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McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting

recognize and support mid-career playwrights living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment to their craft, and distinct artistic vision.

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McKnight National Residency and Commission

supports an established playwright from outside of Minnesota who demonstrates a sustained body of work, commitment, and distinct artistic vision. The Recipient of the Residency and Commission will create a new play which will be developed with Playwrights’ Center through a series of workshops and will culminate in a public reading of the play.

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Venturous Playwright Fellowships

support ambitious new work for the stage and the artists who create it. They advance singular work by creating room for experimentation and risk in new play production, help writers achieve the freedom to write plays they fear would otherwise go unproduced, and enable producing organizations to say “yes” to worthy but challenging productions.

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Core Writer Program

is a three-year appointment designed to support a diverse group of playwrights who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment to their craft, and distinct artistic vision. The program is available to committed professional playwrights nationally and offers significant resources intended to further a playwright’s career.

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