The ECD Travel Grant

This is an opportunity now for an artist or dramaturg, who self-identifies as being early in their career, to apply for funding and attend the 2024 Annual LMDA Conference in Kansas City, MO (June 27-29).

The Early Career Dramaturg Travel Grant awards partial grants to help offset the costs associated with traveling to the LMDA Conference; it is not intended to cover the costs associated with accommodations and meals. LMDA has $900 USD set aside to support these grants, some of which are specifically earmarked for Canadian ECDs.

The grant opens itself to all LMDA members regardless of age, education, social location, experience, and background (if membership cost is a barrier, please reach out to the LMDA President at

There is no application fee. Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2024, 12:00 AM through March 15, 2024, 11:59 PM PST. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 15, 2024. 

Application Guidelines 

  • For the purposes of this application, if you self-identify as a dramaturg, you are a dramaturg. If you come from a culture that does not view dramaturgy as separate from other parts of the creative process, or does not have a word for dramaturgy, feel free to contact us at to have a conversation about how you and everyone around you commits acts of dramaturgy.
  • Only one application per person.
  • Although we welcome applicants from anywhere in the world, currently we can only process an application in English and Spanish. If you know another language, we are growing towards a system in which we can accept applications not in English, and we look forward to your application in the future.
  • You have up to 100 words to answer each question. There will be equal consideration for what and how you write, therefore feel free to be yourself. Say as much or as little as you need to be clear within the previously stated boundaries.
  • At this time, we do not have the capability to review secondary materials such as videos or slideshows. Although their inclusion will not disqualify an application, they will not be reviewed. No letters of reference are needed - nor will they be read if sent. 
  • Please be honest in your identification as early-career. We hold an inclusive space for individuals who present themselves as such, and trust each applicant to sincerely share their history. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Jared Strange, Grants Coordinator, at

If you don't receive an acknowledgment of your application within 48 hours, please contact

We look forward to your application!

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