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 2023 Annual LMDA Conference in Banff, Canada (June 22-25).

The Early Career Dramaturg Travel 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 1, 2023, 12:00 AM through March 15, 2023, 11:59 PM PST. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 15, 2023. 

Proposal Prompts:

  • How do you identify yourself as an early career dramaturg? (100 words)
  • What do you hope to gain from the conference? (100 words)
  • What do you hope to give to the conference? (100 words)
  • What are your larger career goals? (100 words)
  • Let us know which you need funding for: travel, housing, or both.

Application Guidelines 

  1. 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.
  2. Only one application per person.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Within the previously stated boundaries, say as much or as little as you need to be clear.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Send in PDF form to with your contact information. Please name the file “lastname_firstname”.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Roxanne Ray, VP of Grants and Awards, at

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

We look forward to your application!

Contact Information Form:

Name of Applicant: ___________

Phone: ______________

Email: __________________

LMDA Member Status: ___________

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